1967 Cartier Tank Basculante 18k
The Original - when we talk about reversible watches these days, our mind is immediately drawn to the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso. But while the Reverso has a horizontally flipping system, Cartier had their own interpretation in the early 1930s of how to design a watch which allows you protect the dial side. It is hard to believe that the Cartier Tank Basculante was designed for sports but yes, there are a lot of things which are hard to believe, this is one of them. The watch is retained in an incredible condition with a fully functional cabriolet system. The case retains all its hallmarks, Cartier inventory numbers and serial number. Its like a miracle that even after more than 50 years this watch is in the condition it is in. We love miracles.
|Case Size||19mm x 32mm|
|Case||Four body polished and brushed case that is retained in excellent condition. The bezel and rounded lugs are well preserved and bear fully present hallmarks and serial number. The folding mechanism is fully intact even after more than 80 years.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Generic strap with later Cartier deployment clasp|
|Dial||Excellent white dial with classical painted roman numerals with inner 5 minutes track and blued sword hands|