must de Cartier Tank LM Ivory Roman QZ with Box and Paper

Item Number: CARTIER167

$86,549.78 TWD
-Specifications

Brand
Cartier
Model
must de Cartier Tank
Reference
681006
Year
1980s
Movement
Quartz
Case
23x30.5mm
Material
Silver 925/Vermeil
Lug Width
17mm
Strap
Brown Leather Strap
Includes
Box, Warranty Card, Instructions, Cartier Pin Buckle
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by Cartier (July 2022)
The crystal glass, dial, hands and crown have been replaced with brand new in the service
The case has been heavily re-plated before Cartier's service
Warranty
2-year Mechanical Warranty by Cartier
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

*Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile leather overseas.
So if you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.


-Description

The Tank, a rectangular watch created in 1917, is synonymous with Cartier watches alongside the Santos.

The Art Deco design of this watch has created many connoisseurs, who are known as "Tankists".

Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana and Yves Saint Laurent are known as Tankists, among them Andy Warhol, who wore a hand wind model without even winding the mainspring.

This anecdote illustrates that the charm of the Tank lies in its style.

The must de Tank series was created as a diffusion line of the Tank from the 1970s.

The case is made using a technique known as vermeil, which is a characteristic of the Must series.

Vermeil is a technique in which thin sheets of 20-micron 18k gold are pasted together at high temperatures and pressures on a solid silver (925 silver) base, as seen in antique jewellery.

Because the base is silver and the gold is very thick, it has a very luxurious feel compared to ordinary gold plating.

The case size is 23mm in width and 30.5mm in height, which was the men's size at the time, and is smaller than current men's models.

Therefore, it can be said that the main characteristic of vintage Tank watch is that they can be used by both men and women alike.

The dial of the must Tank is also available in various variations.

This watch has the signature design of Tank, ivory dial and roman hour markers, blue steel hands combination.

The watch has been replated by us and completely serviced by Cartier.

Comes with a 2-year warranty from Cartier.

[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.
Import Duty Calculator - SimplyDuty

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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