Cartier ladies tank Silver Gilt art deco style wristwatch with box and papers circa 1993.
A classic cartier original wristwatch with a rarer art deco styling to the face. Square in design with solid silver Stirling 925 grade gilded case. So to explain the case is actually solid silver and 20 micron 18k gold plated on top. A very heavy layer designed to last.
It is thought that the name "tank or tank watch" was originally adopted by cartier during ww1 where the design was said to have been based on the first military armoured tanks! Combined with the cubism artist design aspect. So not quite square neither rectangular and broad shoulders. We imagine the gilded cases were to suggest no visual difference between silver gilt or solid 18k gold although solid gold versions are scarce and 5 x the price.
This watch is Precision quartz battery-powered so no winding is required. The dial has an interesting design combined art deco and nuveou roman numerals. The watch has been fully serviced and a new genuine crocodile strap fitted. Comes with cartier box and various papers
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