Cartier Tank Américaine XL 1735Sold
Cartier Tank Américaine XL 1735
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A gold XL Cartier Tank Américaine on a gold bracelet? We promise you that American doesn’t equal gaudy! This jumbo version of the classic Tank Américaine is executed in 18k yellow gold and comes on a 5-link 18k gold bracelet that resembles the tracks on a tank. In classic Cartier fashion, the large gold crown is topped with a sky-blue sapphire cabochon. The dial has a beautiful cream colour with a classic guilloché engraved pattern in the centre, painted black Roman numerals, and elegant blued sword hands.
Cartier Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847. Over the years, his sons and grandsons inherited the family business and expanded the brand by opening shops in New York and London. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom granted Cartier a prestigious royal warrant in 1904, calling the brand 'The jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers'. Royal warrants soon rolled in from all over the world (among which, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Siam, Spain, Portugal, and Russia). While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first venture in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively lady models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a wrist watch to wear during his flights. Until then, wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men opted for the traditional pocket watch. The Santos Dumont was not only the first wrist watch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch!
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