Cartier Lady's Stainless Steel Tank Francaise WatchClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionCartier Lady's Stainless Steel Tank Francaise Watch
Case: 30 x 25 mm, brushed and polished stainless steel, screw back closure, 52188 OMX, reference 2465, synthetic sapphire in crown
Dial: white, radial black enamel Roman numerals, blued steel Baton hour and minute hands, enameled inner minute track, date at 3 o' clock, sapphire crystal
Movement: Swiss quartz
Bracelet: brushed and polished stainless steel with double deployant clasp; 5-1/2 inches
Signed: Cartier on the dial, case, and clasp
Gross Weight: 72.40 grams
Note: watch is currently in working order
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000.
Overall Condition: Good
Condition Notes: Accompanied by a fitted box, links, and papers. Additional link length is 1-15/16 inches. Some scuffs and scratches on case and bracelet. Nicks on the edge of the sapphire crystal and faint scratch located above the date.
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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