1990s Must De Cartier Tank Vermeil manual wind watch silver gilt case, ETA 2512.
This is a beautiful example of a 1990s Must De Cartier Tank Vermeil watch. This is the rarer and more desirable manual wind variant, with an ETA 2512. The watch is in very good condition, with excellent timegrapher figures for timekeeping. It has a beautiful Champagne tone lacquered dial with black Roman numerals. The watch has its original crown with the classic Cartier Sapphire Cabochon. The elegant case is gold plate over silver. It comes with it's original gold plated Cartier deployment clasp.
The case size is unisex, equally at home on a gents wrist or a ladies. It measures 23mm wide, with a case length of 23mm. Including the lugs, the measurement is 31mm, which makes the watch wear larger on the wrist. It is designed to be elegant and clean on the wrist, as you would expect with a watch based on the classic Cartier tank of the Art Deco period.
This watch is such a head turner, gaining many compliments when worn, due to it's elegance and simplicity. A true classic of the watch world, from a classic brand.
The movement is a calibre 2512 from ETA. It is marked as having 17 jewels and is manual wind. Service history is unknown, but the time keeping and other figures are very good. It has a daily gain of +7 seconds, with an amplitude of 260 and a beat error of 0.0m/s.
Full condition report below.
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The dial is in very good condition. It has a a perfect champagne finish, with a lacquered shine. All signing and tracks are clean and without wear. It is completely original. Hands: The hands are original with a dark thermally Blued finish. They are in very good condition.
The crystal is original and has no scratching. It is in excellent condition.
The original Cartier crown with Sapphire cabochon. In excellent original condition.
The gold plate over silver case, which is in good condition. There are multiple light surface scratches, but no dents, deep scratches or nicks. An excellent classic tank style case.
The case back is formed gold plated over silver. It is in good condition, with no dents and only light surface scratching. There is one long darker coloured scratch. The original grained finish remains and the writing is all legible.
The strap is a Genuine Leather strap (not Cartier signed), which has the original gold plated Cartier buckle. The buckle is in average condition, with some areas of discolouration to the plating on the inside, where it folds over.
The movement is a calibre 2512 from ETA. It is marked as having 17 jewels and is manual wind. The movement is in good condition for its age. Service history is unknown, but the time keeping and other figures are so good it has likely been serviced in the last 5 years. It has a daily gain of +7 seconds, with an amplitude of 260 and a beat error of 0.0m/s.
The case size is unisex. It is designed to be elegant and clean on the wrist.
Case width: 23.3mm
Case width with crown: 26mm
Case length: 23mm
Case length lug to lug: 31mm
Case Depth: 6.5mm
Lug width: 17mm