CARTIER Tank Arrondie Mecanique Paris Dial (c. 1980)

Sale price Price £6,750.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

For sale here at Mann About Time Vintage Watches, London - a Cartier Tank Arrondie mechanical wind watch with Paris dial from c. 1980

Manufacturer - CARTIER

Year - c. 1980

Reference - 96041

Movement - Manual Wind

Case Serial - 960410673

Material -  18k Yellow Gold - 23 x 30 mm

Mineral Crystal

Black painted Roman Numerals

Comes fitted on Mann About Time x Molequin Whiskey Tan Calf Leather strap with Cartier style buckle

With the world going wild over Cartier, here at Mann About Time I like to seek out pieces that are just a little bit different, and the watch in question fulfils my collecting prophecy. A Tank in essence, the Arrondie (French for "rounded") displays ever so slightly rounded off curve to the case which gives it an altogether different look to the iconic and classic Tank. The change to the normal angular rectangle is subtle, but it wears in a completely different way, somehow hugging the wrist more, and for me is a seductive winner

The original dial is in superb condition, with some minimal spidering only visible under a loupe; the painted numerals and railroad minute track are flawless, with the small “Paris” signature at the 6 o’clock position indicating that this particular watch was originally sold in Cartier’s legendary flagship boutique at Paris’ Place de Vendôme

Service history unknown, however the watch is naturally sold in running order

A final note worth mentioning, the case serial number is just one number away from the example sold recently by Amsterdam Vintage Watches - with such an uncommon watch, the chances are slim to say the least! With the collecting world seeking out ever more alternatives in shape and size within the Cartier canon, here is a chance to own something that you almost certainly won't see your neighbour wearing