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Cartier Tank Allonge Ref .2443

Introducing the Tank Mini by Cartier, a watch synonymous with elegance. As one of Cartier’s iconic lines, the Tank has undergone various iterations over the years, including the Solo, Americaine, Francaise, Louis, and more. The Tank Mini, designed specifically for women, exudes undeniable style and sophistication.

Originating from the 1990s, a decade associated with popular TV shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Friends,” and ironically, “That ’70s Show,” this Cartier timepiece evokes a sense of nostalgia, transporting you back to carefree days.

Crafted with a petite 28x14mm 18k yellow gold case, the Mini Tank Allonge houses a reliable quartz movement. It features Cartier’s signature blue sword hands and black Roman Numerals, original 18k yellow buckle,  a timeless combination that adds a touch of distinction to this watch.

 

€ 5.950

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Details
Brand Cartier
Diameter 25 x 14mm
Model Tank Allonge
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 2443
Buckle/clasp Original gold buckle
Year of production (circa) 1999
Lug Width 10 mm
Material 18k Yellow gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Mineral
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Beige
Movement Quartz
Backstory

Cartier was founded by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris in 1847. As number 59 on the Forbes most valuable brands list, it is safe to say that Cartier is a household name in the world of jewelry and watches.

Don’t be fooled by the glitter and glamour of the brand though. There is serious watchmaking heritage present here. Think, for instance, of the introduction of the men’s wristwatch. Up until the early 20th century, wristwatches were for women only. But then in 1904, the Brazilian dandy pilot Santos Dumont asked Louis Cartier for a more convenient solution to replace his cumbersome pocket watch. Cartier designed the Santos, the world’s first ever wristwatch for men. Who knows, we may have been Amsterdam Pocket Watch Company today, without Cartier’s massive influence on fashion!

Cartier is primarily known for its classic designs. Another famous example is the Tank. Inspired by a Renault tank from the WWI era, the rectangular case resembles the footprint of those early threaded vehicles. Like the Santos, its design has hardly changed in over a century.

The recipe is clear: white dials, heat-blued hands, stark black Roman numerals and a sapphire cabochon in the crown. We try not to be too liberal with the term iconic, but it surely applies here! Countless variations in case shapes, sizes, movement types and materials have been made. From the Ronde to the Pasha and from the Baignoire to the Ceinture. A fun detail is the signature below six o’ clock. “Swiss” indicates that these are Swiss made watches. But some come with a “Paris” designation, signaling those examples were sold in Cartier’s flagship store in Paris, Place Vendôme. A particularly desirable and collectible feature.

Cartier remained a family business until 1964. Today, it is part of the Richemont group, like IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Panerai, among many others. The classical designs remain a favorite among collectors and fashionistas alike.

If it is a timeless watch you are after, Cartier could just be perfect for you. Most of its designs are based on themes over a century old. And they have looked fresh and relevant ever since. We are confident they will remain so for a long, long time to come!

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Cartier

Model

Reference

2443

Year of production (circa)

1999

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Mineral

Dial color

Beige

Movement

Quartz

Diameter

25 x 14mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Original gold buckle

Lug Width

10 mm

Set Content

Watch only