Cartier Tank Cintrée '8 lignes'

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The illustrious Tank Cintrée turns 100 years old this year and we’re celebrating that occasion with an exceptional example from the 1960s! The Tank Cintrée was introduced in 1921 as the first variation on the original Cartier Tank. Like its older sibling, the Cintrée presented a revolutionary aesthetic due to its distinctive elongated curved (Cintrée means curved in French) case. Over the past 100 years, the Cintrée has seen endless variations, but production has always been limited to very small numbers. This Tank Cintrée from the 1960s features an elongated 18k yellow-gold case, measuring 20 x 36 mm, making it ideal for a lady or an elegant gentleman. Due to its curved shape and slim profile (it's just 6 mm thick) the watch hugs the wrist and wears comfortably. The Cintrée takes the iconic Tank dial and stretches it to a rectilinear form with lovely elongated painted Roman numerals and painted closed minute track. The “PARIS” signature at the 6 o’clock position indicates that the watch was retailed at the legendary Cartier Paris flagship store. The dial, furthermore, features blued sword hands that match well with the sapphire tipped octagonal crown. This uncommon Tank Cintrée from the 1960s is in wonderfully preserved condition and runs on a manual winding caliber. We’ve attached the watch to one of our own glossy alligator leather straps, but include an 18k yellow-gold Cartier deployant clasp in case you’d like to order your own custom Cartier leather strap! The watch has just been serviced by Cartier and comes with the corresponding service papers.


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.” Such was the renown of Cartier, that 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 storied history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first foray in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively ladies models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a 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 wristwatch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch.


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