18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970
18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970
18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970
18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970
18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970
18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970
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18ct yellow gold mini Tank wristwatch. Circa 1970

Vendor
Cartier
Regular price
£5,850.00
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£5,850.00
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  • Brand: Cartier
  • Circa: 1970
  • Model: Louis Tank
  • Reference: Tank Mini
  • Calibre845 ETA
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features: Sapphire cabochon crown and 18ct yellow gold deployant buckle
  • Dial: Off-white dial featuring black printed Roman numeral hour indices with inner minute track and blued steel sword shaped hands
  • Case Dimensions: 18 x 26mm
  • Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories
  • Web reference: 2498

Essay: The Cartier Tank was created in 1917 and was released for general sale two years later. By the early 1920’s the popularity of the Cartier Tank watch was rising, and variations of the watch appeared. This included the Tank Louis Cartier (LC) in 1922. It was (and still is) a sophisticated, yet tough, unisex timepiece with a serious celebrity following. Rudolph Valentino insisted that his character, Ahmed, wear the watch in the 1926 film, The Son of the Sheik creating one of the most famous anachronisms in the history of cinema. Former First Lady of the United States Jaqueline Kennedy was also famous for wearing a Tank LC wristwatch made in 1962.