must de Cartier Tank SM Blue Roman

Item Number: CARTIER121

$1,974.91 USD

-Specifications

Brand: CARTIER
Model: must de Cartier TANK
Year: 1990s
Movement: Quartz
Case: 20x28mm
Material: Silver 925 (Rhodium Plated)
Lug Width: 15mm
Strap: Red Leather Strap by Cartier
Includes: Genuine Buckle

The case has been re-plated before listing
The battery and crystal glass has been replaced and inspected all functions by our watchmaker
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority


Cartier is a French brand that Louis-Francois-Cartier started his workshop as a jeweler in 1847. It also has a very long history in the field of watches.

A square watch tank that was born in 1917 and can be said to be synonymous with Cartier watches along with Santos.

This watch with Art Deco design has given birth to many enthusiasts, who are referred to as Tankists.

Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana, Yves Saint Laurent, etc. are known as tankists, and Andy Warhol seems to have attached a hand-wound model without even winding a royal fern.

This anecdote tells us that the charm of the tank lies in its style.

The "mast tank" series was created from the 1970s as a diffusion line for that tank.

This watch is one of the silver-colored cases, which is very rare for a mast tank.

The silver 925 base is the same as that of Vermeil, but it is rhodium-plated and has a white gold-like hue.

Rhodium is a metal with a silvery white shine, and is characterized by being resistant to alkalis such as rust and sweat.

Furthermore, it is resistant to discoloration and has excellent heat resistance and wear resistance, so it has extremely durable properties.

In addition, there are various variations in the dial design of the mast tank.

This watch is a combination of a matte white dial and a blue Roman numeral index.

Art Deco geometric design, a rare design with a blueprint of indexes and a similar color of bluesteel hands.

7 o'clock index, VII contains the secret sign of CARTIER.

The case size is 20mm in width, which is the ladies' size at that time, and the small size feeling that the current model does not have is good only in vintage.

The size is perfect not only for women but also for men with narrow arms. Since the design does not change much between SM / LM, it is recommended to match the size that fits your arm.

A rectangular watch instead of a square watch, and a case close to precious metal, is a combination that cannot be found even in vintage watches.

This is equipped with a quartz movement, so you can feel free to use it because you do not need to set the time even if you are not using it.

If you are purchasing a vintage watch for the first time, we recommend the quartz type because the maintenance cost is relatively low.

The watch is non-waterproof.

Comes with a genuine Cartier leather belt featuring vivid colors. The buckle is also a genuine buckle.

The case has been re-plated before listing

The battery and crystal glass has been replaced and inspected all functions by our watchmaker

1-year Mechanical Warranty

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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