Cartier Tank Must De Cartier Ref. 590005

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Louis Cartier invented the Cartier Tank in 1917. Know today as the brands most iconic watch. The name and design derived from the Renault FT-17, a French tank that was used in combat throughout World War One. Using rectangular and square lines as the shape of the watch it keeps a relatively slim profile. Art deco inspired Roman numerals slant well onto the dial.

This specific Cartier Tank Must De Cartier Ref. 590005 is 23mm in width and features its original Cartier leather strap and Cartier buckle. The sapphire crown winds well and sits subtly at 3 o'clock. We've placed this watch's approximate year of production between 1980's-1990's.

Personal Comments: 
One of the most recognisable and well sought after watches. Throughout history there have been many famous Cartier Tank owners from Muhammed Ali, Andy Warhol, Princess Diana and Jacquie Kennedy. Today the Cartier Tank is one of the must have dress watches in someone's collection be it male or female.

Details Of This Watch

Maker: Cartier
Model: Tank
Reference: 590005
Year: 1980's-1990's
Dimensions: 23mm diameter; 30mm length
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: No
Dial: Original Cartier dial
Hands: Original blue sword hands
Material: Vermeil
Crystal: Plexiglass
Bracelet/Strap: Original Cartier leather strap with Cartier clasp
Performance: Watch is fully functioning and running

Things We Like

- An icon in the watch industry
- Simple, easy to wear and read
- Cartier original parts

Things To Note

- Scratching on the case
- Light wear and tear on the leather strap