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Cartier Tank Louis in yellow gold from the CPCP collection

Cartier Tank Louis in yellow gold from the CPCP collection

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Maker: Cartier

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

Reference: 1600

Year: early 2000's

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: Yellow Gold, crown set with blue sapphire cabochon

Case Dimensions: 30mm length X 24mm width, thickness 10mm

Crystal: Sapphire Crystal

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

Service history: December 2021

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

Lug Width: 18mm

Box/Papers: N/A

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 very special Tank Louis we have on offer is the highly sought after CPCP (Cartier Paris Collection Prive) Tank Louis in yellow gold. It is an early CPCP Tank Louis without the central rosette motif on the dial. It comes with an 18k gold case that measures 30mm x 24mm, a modern and sensible size. The mechanical manual wind movement is powered by the legendary Frederique Piguet caliber 21.

Overall, this Tank Louis is in excellent condition. The case is in beautiful, unpolished shape and retains its original edge and curves. The original guilloche white dial is in clean condition. The watch comes with a black leather Cartier strap and original yellow gold deployant clasp.

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