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Cartier Tank Louis in platinum early CPCP, full set

Cartier Tank Louis in platinum early CPCP, full set

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Maker: Cartier

Model: Tank Louis in platinum from the Collection Privee Cartier Paris (CPCP)

Reference: 1601

Year: 1998-99

Dial: Original white guilloche dial , painted numerals, minute track, and blued steel hands. No rosette motif on dial given its an early CPCP Tank Louis

Case Material: Platinum, crown set with blue sapphire cabochon

Case Dimensions: 33.5mm length X 25mm width, thickness 10mm

Crystal: Sapphire Crystal

Caliber: Manual wind caliber 021 MC, based on a Frederique Piguet caliber 21

Service history:  early 2019

Bracelet/Strap: Black leather Cartier strap and original Cartier 18k white gold deployant buckle

Lug Width: mm

Box/Papers: Cartier Paris Collection Privée red leather box, outerbox sleeve, red inner booklet sleeve,  instruction manual

In 1917, inspired by the new Renault tanks which were in use on the Western Front, Louis Cartier designed the Tank. Its lines and proportions are therefore similar to those of tanks found on First World War battlefields; rectangular with its strap seamlessly integrated into vertical sidebars called "brancards". In existance for over 100 years, the Tank is a truly timeless watch and its no surprise that it has been worn by celebrities long before watch companies had "Brand ambassadors." Cartier continues to include the Tank Louis Cartier in its current collection, which speaks to the enduring appeal of this classic dress watch from the Paris maison.

This piece we have on offer is the highly sought after CPCP (Cartier Paris Collection Privee) Tank Louis in platinum. It is an early CPCP Tank Louis without the central rosette motif on the dial. The platinum Tank Louis were produced in very limited numbers and most collectors estimate that less than 150 CPCP TLC platinum models were produced during the series' ten year run.

Overall, this Tank Louis is in excellent condition. The case is in beautiful, unpolished shape and retains its original edge and curves. The dial is also flawless. The watch comes with a black leather Cartier strap as well as its original white gold Cartier stamped deployant clasp. The movement was recently serviced in early 2019 by the previous owner. It is in fully working order. The watch comes with its CPCP red leather mahogany box, outer box sleeve, red inner booklet, and instruction manual.

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