must de Cartier Tank LM Gold Small Roman

Item Number: CARTIER113

¥15,345.19 CNY

In 1847, Louis-Francois-Cartier started the workshop as a jeweler, and it has a very long history in the field of watches.

Among the many Cartier watches, the tank of the square watch is a masterpiece along with Santos. As the name suggests, it was created with a tank motif.

This watch with Art Deco design has given birth to many enthusiasts, who are referred to as Tankists.

Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana, Yves Saint Laurent, etc. are known as tankists, and among them Andy Warhol seems to have attached even the hand-wound model royal fern without winding.

This anecdote tells us that the charm of the tank lies in its style.

The "Mast Tank" series was created as a diffusion line from the 1970s. The

case uses a technique called Vermeil, which is also a feature of the mast series.

Vermeil is a technique of bonding 20 micron 18K gold thin plates at high temperature and high pressure based on solid silver (silver 925), and can be seen in antique jewelry.

The base is silver and it is very thick gold-plated, so it is very luxurious compared to general gold plating.

In addition, there are various variations in the dial design of the mast tank.

This watch has a gold-based two-tone dial with a geometric design.

It looks the same color when viewed from directly above, but you can see that it has two tones when you change the angle. The

index is a jumping roman with a small Roman numeral only at 3/6/9/12 o'clock, and it is a design with few claims.

The case size is 23mm in width and 30.5mm in length, which is the men's size at that time, and it is a small size that the current men's model does not have.

Therefore, it can be said that it is a big feature of the vintage mast tank that it can be used by both men and women.

A rectangular watch instead of a square watch, and a gold case is a combination that you can't find even in a vintage watch.

This is equipped with a quartz movement, so you can feel free to use it because you do not need to set the time even if you are not using it.

If you are purchasing a vintage watch for the first time, we recommend the quartz type because the maintenance cost is relatively low.

The case is re-plated. It is a very thick re-plating, and nickel plating is applied on the ground silver and then 18K gold plating is performed, so it is in a state where it is hard to discolor.

The watch is non-waterproof.

Comes with a light dark brown leather belt.

Case has been re-plated and windshield has been replaced.

Batteries have been replaced at Matsuno Clock Shop. 1 year warranty.

-Specifications

Brand: CARTIER
Model: must de Cartier Tank LM
Year: 1980s
Movement: Quartz
Case: 23x30.5mm (Without Crown)
Material: Silver925 / Vermeil Lug width: 17mm
Bracelet: Dark Brown Leather Strap
Includes: Watch Only

The battery has been replaced and all functions inspected by our watchmaker before listing
The case has been re- plated, the crystal glass has been replaced with brand new
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority



[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.
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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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