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    Cartier Lady's Gold Tank Watch, French
    Case: 27 x 20 mm, rectangular-shaped, 18k gold, screw case back closure, M 21001167, sapphire crystal, synthetic sapphire in crown
    Dial: white, black Roman numerals, blued steel Baton hands, enameled inner minute track
    Movement: Swiss quartz
    Band: black leather strap completed by an 18k gold buckle and tang; adjustable strap
    Signed: Cartier on the dial and case and has French hallmarks
    Gross Weight: 22.20 grams
    Notes: watch is not currently in working order


    Condition Report*: Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The strap, buckle and tang are replacements. Strap is damaged. Accompanied by signed box and papers.

    Cartier: In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded his business, creating jewelry made of gold, awash with colorful enamels and set with glittering gemstones. This appealed to the French aristocracy. His son, Alfred joined him, and later grandsons Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, who took over during the Art Deco era. Parlaying the company's distinctive Oriental-influenced style, he established a fabulous jewelry empire. The grandsons were responsible for operating salons in Paris, London and New York, respectively. Joined by designer Jeanne Toussaint in 1933, Cartier created a range of vanity cases, desk sets and accessories. The firm continues to produce exquisite jewelry, watches, and objects d'art for a prestigious clientele. Savvy business move in the 1970s developing a boutique product line named "Les Must" appealing to the public at large.

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