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Inspired by the Renault FT-17 tanks, Cartier Tank Wristwatches are iconic & instantly recognizable timepieces. 

This particular example is a sophisticated Cartier Tank Basculante reference 2390, 

seldom encountered & highly desirable. 


With its most pivotal feature - flip feature with reversible case (inspired by JLC's the Reverso watch)

- the name derives from French "Bascule" (which translates as seesaw) and is what exactly the inner case is reminiscent of, as an it swings vertically, Originally launched in 1932, Basculante nowadays is a rarely seen article, hence very sought after. 


This elegant timepiece features a perfectly proportioned 25.5mm x 38.5mm Case,

of rectangular shape performed in Stainless Steel, signed & numbered 


Powered by an ultra thin 2mm Frederique Piguet Mechanical (Manual) Movement, 

that runs strong & accurate 


Centering a greatly presented off-white, subtle guilloche Dial,

adorned with iconic Roman numerals & blued sword-shaped hands & hidden Cartier signature at 7.


Attached to a brand new alligator skin medium blue Cartier Strap, 

completed by original Cartier pin buckle 


Originally bought from Monards in Melbourne in 2001, 

the timepiece comes in full set: box, papers (certificate, booklet), as well as its original black strap.


Being universally recognized as timeless luxury & an epitome of class,

as well as accuracy & reliability this wristwatch is one of the world's most coveted timepieces.


It's in great condition & in excellent working order. 

Cartier Tank Basculante ref 2390 Mécanique (Manual) Rectangle Watch. Full Set.

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