Cartier Tank Louis Ref. 2442 Yellow Gold

Classic edition of the Cartier Tank ‘Louis’ in 18 carat yellow gold. This model, the reference 2442, features the classical ‘Louis’ model characteristics. Scroll down to learn more about this reference.



“Named after Louis Cartier himself, the Cartier Tank Louis is considered one of the purest representations of this model and was first released in the year 1919. It took a further few years, however, for the design of the Tank to catch on. Its flanks or brancards were an unfamiliar look during a time when traditional wristwatches took on a slender rounded look. The sides of the Tank case led seamlessly into a straight set of lugs, transitioning into a slender, elegant and refined look on the wrist. The Cartier Tank Louis watch also featured a sapphire cabochon set into its crown at 3 o’clock, as well as blued steel hands, both of which became adopted hallmarks of a Tank watch thereafter. Looking at the dial of the Cartier Tank Louis watch, it offers a clean, crisp and uncluttered display for easily reading the time from. In addition to this, the 4 o’clock location on the Roman numeral hour track is represented by IIII instead of the IV reference. The choice to do so achieves visual symmetry across the dial and an overall more appealing finish to the display.”

This presented model remains in superb condition.
The dial is immaculate, the case shows absolute minimal signs of use and the original Cartier strap with 18k gold deployment buckle are present.

The Quartz Cal. 057 movement has just been fitted with a new battery and is working perfectly.

Red leather Cartier presentation box is present.

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