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Cartier Tank Louis Ref. 78086 "Paris" 18k Gold, Circa 1980

Cartier Tank Louis Ref. 78086 "Paris" 18k Gold, Circa 1980

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Regular price £5,495.00
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An absolutely stunning example of the Cartier Tank Louis, reference 78086 from 1980. The watch is in excellent, original condition and features a rare and highly desirable 'Paris' signed dial. Demand for vintage Cartier Tank's has never been higher and even more so for ones in this condition. We don't expect this one to hang around!

The history of the Tank Louis Cartier begins in 1922 when the watch was first produced and named after the company's founder, Louis-François Cartier. Since then the Tank has become one of the world's most iconic due to its beautifully proportioned rectangular case and rounded angles. The watch creates the perfect balance of timeless design and functionality and it elegantly expresses an aesthetic that has not only endured for many generations but will always look as contemporary as the day it was conceived.

Technical & Condition

Condition: Excellent condition throughout. The dial remains in excellent condition as does the case with only the odd scratch. The movement is clean and the watch is fitted with a new leather strap. 

Year: 1980

Case size (exc. crown)30.5mm x 23.5mm

Case material: 18k gold

Movement calibre: Manual wind, signed Cartier

Strap/bracelet: Leather strap with gold plated Cartier pin buckle

Box and papers: Our Own

Make this Cartier Tank Louis yours today!

Treat yourself or a loved one to this exceptional Cartier Tank Louis, a watch that will never go out of style!

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Key Information

Cartier Tank Louis Ref. 78086 "Paris" 18k Gold, Circa 1980

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Cartier
  • Model: Tank Louis
  • Ref.: Ref. 78086
  • Year: 1980
  • SKU: 1698


  • Movement Calibre:
  • Movement Type: Manual
  • Case Size: 23.5mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

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