Cartier Tank Française 2385 Full SetSold
Cartier Tank Française 2385 Full Set
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This beautiful quartz wrist watch dates back to 2002. It has an 18k yellow-gold case with the dimensions of 20mm x 25mm, which is the perfect case size for a classy woman. The dial of this example, which is protected by a sapphire crystal, is typically Cartier; white with large, black Roman numerals and blued-steel hands. The watch comes with an original black alligator strap from Cartier, an 18k yellow-gold Cartier buckle and an 18k rose-gold fold over clasp. The combination between these two types of gold for the buckle and clasp is something we see quite often. The watch comes as a full set.
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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