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Cartier Tank Americaine 18 Karat Yellow Gold Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Automatic Watch Cartier Classic Roman Numeral Dial Signed and Engraved Case-Back Signed Cartier Leather Strap 23mm x 42mm Original Signed Cart...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 0 1735 Men Yellow Gold 0 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W008331 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tank Americaine Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 1735 Age: 1990 Gender: Men Complete With: Cartier Box Dial: White Roman Glass: ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 1713 Men White Gold 0 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W008067 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tank Model Variant: Americaine Model Number: 1713 Age: 2000 Gender: Men Complete With: Cartier Box Dial: White Roman Glass: Sap...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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White Gold

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Cartier Tank Americaine Yellow Gold W2604751 Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A 27 mm yellow gold Tank Americaine by Cartier. Features a silver dial with Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands in blued steel and a secret Cartier signature at V of VII. The faceted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 2569 Unisex White Gold 0 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007976 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tank Model Variant: Americaine Model Number: 2569 Age: 2000 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Cartier Box Dial: White Roman Glass: ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 1726 18K White Gold Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tank Americaine 1726 Large Size watch. 23MM by 41MM 18K white gold case. White dial with blue hands and black Roman hour marker. Minute makers on the inner dial. Date display...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Ladies Watch in Diamonds & 18 K Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Tank Américaine watch, small model, quartz movement. 18 karat gold case set with round-cut diamonds, 18K rose gold faceted crown set with a diamond, silvered flinqué dial, Roman nume...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WB701251
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Americaine Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WB701251. Quartz movement. 18K yellow gold case 19.0 x 35.0 mm. Circular grained crown set with faceted diamond. . Scratch re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph White Gold Mens Watch W26033L1
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph White Gold Mens Watch W26033L1. Quartz movement. Rectangular 18K yellow gold 36.0 x 27.0 mm case. Octagonal crown set with a blue faceted sapphire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph White Gold Diamond Mens Watch 2339
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph White Gold Diamond Mens Watch 2339. Quartz movement. 18K white gold case 26.6 x 45.1 mm. Circular grained crown set with diamond. Original Cartier...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine in 18k White Gold Watch with Subseconds
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine XL Chrono in 18k white gold on a custom alligator strap with steel tang buckle. Auto movement under glass w/ subseconds, date and chronograph. 31 mm x 42 mm c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 'or American' Large Men's Gold Watch 1735
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine (or American) Large Men's Gold Watch 1735 - Manual winding. 18k yellow gold rectangular style case (26 mm x 45mm). Ivory dial with Roman numerals. 18K Yellow...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine Watch Large LM Diamonds 18 Karat White Gold
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Tank Americaine Large LM watchDiamonds Material:Diamond, 750 K18 WG white gold Band length(inch):17cm / 6.69in(Approx) Band width(inch):18mm / 0.70in(Approx) Case...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier "Tank Americaine" Ladies 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Signed Cartier "Tank Americaine" ladies 18 karat yellow gold watch with diamond bezel.
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine XL Watch in 18k White Gold with White Dial
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine XL in 18k white gold with white dial , date display above the 6 and black Roman numeral hour markers. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 26 mm width x 45 mm leng...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 18K White Gold Large Mens Watch W2603256
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
artier Tank Americaine 18K White Gold Large Mens Watch W2603256. Automatic self-winding movement. 18K white gold case 26.6 x 45.1 mm. Circular grained crown set with faceted blue sap...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine Mid Size White Gold and Diamond Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2010 Cartier Tank Americaine, 42 X 33 M.M. 18K White Gold Water Resistant case, Double Row of Round Brilliant cut Diamonds on the case sides totaling just over 2 Carats, Diamon...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Model 1725
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier, 18 Karat Yellow Gold Tank Americaine with Date Model 1725 c.2000s 23mm x 33mm Automatic Movement Stephanie Windsor guarantees the proper functioning of this watch mechanism...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Ladies White Gold W26019L1
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine Ladies White Gold W26019L1 - Quartz movement. 18k white gold case (19mm x 40mm). Ivory colored with black Roman numerals. 18k white gold Cartier bracelet wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine 18K White Gold Large Mens Watch W26032L1 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Americaine 18K White Gold Large Mens Watch W26032L1 Box Papers. Automatic self-winding movement. 18K white gold case 26.6 x 45.1 mm. Circular grained crown set with face...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 18 Karat Gold Cream Dial Automatic Men's Watch W2605511
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Cartier Tank W2605511 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a white gold case. It has a rectangle shape f...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier White Gold Tank Americaine Chronoflex W26033L1 Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k White Gold Tank Americaine Chronoflex Gents Wristwatch, silver dial with roman numerals and a secret signature at 'X', blued steel hands, date sub-dial at 12 0'clock, 30 minut...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Moon Phase Model 819908
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 18k Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Moon Phase Model 819908 Additional Information: Maker: Cartier Model: : 819908 Year: 1980s Material: 18k Yellow Gold, Blue Sapphire Crown, Gr...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Américaine 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Bezel Unworn Full Set
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Tank Americaine PM 18K Yellow Gold on Satin Strap with Diamond Bezel Reference n° WB704331 PM (Petit Model) size 35 X 19mm 18K Yellow Gold Case Brown Satin Strap White Diamon...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ladies Diamond Wristwatch 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Tank Americaine
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
The curved rectangular dial of white guilloché enamel with date aperture, applied with black Roman numeral indicators, the hands of blued steel, to a case and link bracelet with depl...
Category

20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Américaine SM 18k White Gold Diamond Bezel Unworn Full Set
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Tank Americaine Reference n° WB704431 Small Model (SM) Size 18K White Gold 28mm X 19mm Size Diamond Bezel Original Cartier Diamond Setting 143 Round Diamond for a total of 0....
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Tank Américaine 18k Yellow Gold Brown Satin Strap Brown Diamonds Unworn
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Tank Americaine PM 18K Yellow Gold on Satin Strap with Brown Diamond Bezel Reference n° WB706431 PM (Petit Model) size 28 X 19mm 18K Yellow Gold Case Brown Satin Strap White ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Brown Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier White Gold Tank Americaine Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Neung-sur-beuvron, FR
Curved case with blued steel hour, minute and second hands. Inner minute railtrack. Natural blue sapphire winder. 18ct white gold bracelet. Signed Cartier. Numbered.
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire

Cartier Medium Size White Gold Tank Americaine Watch
By Cartier
Located in Neung-sur-beuvron, FR
Curved case with blued steel hour, minute and second hands. Inner minute railtrack. Natural blue sapphire winder. 18ct white gold bracelet. Signed Cartier. Numbered.
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire

CARTIER Tank Americaine Chrono Gold
By Cartier
Located in Shaker Heights, OH
This large 18Karat yellow gold Cartier Chrono measures 45mm x 26mm and weighs 157 Grams. The Cartier quartz movement is Chrono Reflex and displays date - hours - minutes and seconds....
Cartier Tank Americaine White Gold Model W26019L1 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous 18k white gold Cartier Tank Americane. The watch features a silver dial with black Roman numerals and blued hour and minute hands all cased in 18k white gold. Powered by a q...
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2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

CARTIER TANK AMERICAINE Chrono
By Cartier
Located in Shaker Heights, OH
This large 18Karat white gold Cartier Chrono measures 45mm x 26mm and weighs 155.5 Grams. The Cartier quartz movement is Chrono Reflex and displays date - hours - minutes and seconds...
Materials

White Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Cartier Tank Americaine First Edition Case 18k yellow gold, acrylic glass Movement manual-wind, date Bracelet kroko-leather strap, buckle original condition circa 1955
Category

Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 18k yellow gold Tank Americaine wristwatch, with Automatic movement. Featuring black Roman numerals on a cream dial with date. One year warranty.
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank S Americaine 2625 White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tank S Americaine 2625 White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch. 16mm 18K White Gold case with handset Diamonds. White Gold Stationary bezel handset with diamonds. Silver dial with b...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine Ref. 1713 White Gold with Diamonds Quartz Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Cartier Model Name: Tank Americaine Model Number: 1713 Movement: Quartz Case Dimensions: 18 x 35 mm Case Material: 18k White Gold Dial Color: Ivory / White Hour Markers: Blac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 1720 Unisex Quartz Midsize Watch 18k Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine 1720 Unisex Quartz Midsize Watch 18k Yellow Gold 23mm
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier White Gold Tank Americaine Chronoflex Chronograph Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier White Gold Tank Americaine Chronoflex Chronograph Wristwatch Metal: 18k white gold Case: 26 mm Dial: Silvered dial with black Roman numerals Features: Secret signat...
Category

Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Tank Mini Americaine 1380 Factory Diamond Bezel Deployment Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Mini Americaine 1380 Factory Diamond Bezel Deployment Watch 14MM
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 1710 Womens Quartz Watch 18K Yellow Gold White Dial
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine 1710 Womens Quartz Watch 18K Yellow Gold White Dial 19MM
Category

2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 18 Karat Rose Gold Automatic Men's Watch W2620030
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Cartier Band Color: Brown Gender: Men's Case Size: 40-43.5mm MPN: Does Not Apply Lug Width: 16mm Features: 12-Hour Dial, Gold Bezel, Roman Numerals, Swiss Made, Swiss Movem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 18 Karat White Gold Women's Watch Quartz WB7018L1
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Cartier Band Color: White Gold Gender: Women's Case Size: 23.5mm & Under MPN: Does Not Apply Lug Width: 13mm Features: 12-Hour Dial, Diamond Bezel, Gold Bezel, Roman Numera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 1741 Men's Automatic Watch White Dial 18 Karat Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine 1741 Mens Automatic Watch White Dial 18K White Gold 27mm
Category

Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine 811904 Unisex Quartz Watch 18K YG Cream Dial
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine 811904 Unisex Quartz Watch 18K YG Cream Dial 23mm
Category

1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier 18k White Gold Mens Tank Americaine Automatic Wrist Watch Ref W2603256
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine Model W2603256 Pre Owned Automatic Wrist Watch. Silvered guilloche Dial with black Roman numerals, 18k White Gold rectangular style case with sapphire cabacho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 1741 Men’s Automatic Watch White Dial 18 Karat Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine Reference #:1741. Cartier Tank Americaine 1741 Mens Automatic Watch White Dial 18K White Gold 27mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty off...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier 18k White Gold Ladies Tank Americaine Quartz Wrist Watch Ref W2601956
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine Model W2601956 Pre Owned Ladies Quartz Wrist Watch. Silvered Dial with black Roman numerals, 18k White Gold rectangular style case with sapphire cabachon sett...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Ladies 18kt Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Diamond Case Gorgeous Rare Watch
By Cartier
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous Cartier ladies 18k yellow gold watch with diamond case and Dial. 18kt yellow gold case with a 18kt yellow gold bracelet. Diamond bezel. Silver dial with sword-sha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Lady's White Gold Diamond Bezel Tank Americaine Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Roma, IT
Cartier Tank Americaine lady´s watch in white gold 18K with diamond case and dial. Diamond bezel, roman numeral hour makers. Water resistant. Case 3.5 x 1.9 cm. Medium size. With ori...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Ladies White Gold Tank Americaine quartz wristwatch, circa 1990s
By Cartier
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Classic Cartier lady’s 18K white gold Tank American ref 1713 circa 1990’s. Featuring classic curvex style 20 X 35mm case secured by 4 side screws and 8 caseback screws. With origina...
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

WB710008 Cartier Tank Americaine with Diamond Bezel
By Cartier
Located in Naples, FL
18K Rose Gold Cartier Tank Americaine Small Model Quartz Watch (WB710008). It Has 48 Diamonds Around The Bezel Weighing 1.00 Carats Total Weight And 1 Diamond G/VS1 On The Crown Weig...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier White Gold Tank Americaine Chronoflex Wristwatch Ref W26033L1
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tank Americaine W26033L1 Chronoflex Unisex Watch with 28mm x 45mm 18K White Gold Case. Fixed 18 White Gold Bezel. Silvered Dial with Roman Numerals Markers. 18K White Gold Br...
Category

1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Ladies 18 Karat Gold Tank Americaine Box and Papers W2601956 Year 2009
By Cartier
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Selling a Mint! Condition 18k White Gold Ladies Tank Americaine W2601956 . Model = W2601965 Comes With: Original Cartier Box Original Cartier Papers (Dated 2009) Mesurements: ...
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine Chronoflex Chronograph in White Gold Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Viana do Castelo, PT
Cartier Tank Americaine in 18k white gold on alligator band with Cartier tang buckle. Quartz chronograph movement w/ date, chronograph and sub-seconds. Ref 2312. Circa 2000s Fine Pre...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier, Gold 'Tank Americaine' with Diamond Bezel and Crown
By Cartier
Located in New York City, NY
This is a Cartier, 18k yellow gold "Tank Americaine", Ref. 2482. Made in the 2000's. Fine, rectangular-curved case, with diamonds on the case and lugs, 18K yellow gold lady's quartz ...
Cartier Tank Americaine Gold Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier Tank Americaine wristwatch made in 18 karat yellow gold with approximately 99 round cut diamonds. The case measures 19 x 34mm and is set with 4 screws, sapphire cr...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph Watch 1730
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
The Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph Watch, reference number 1730, has a slim profile that is inherently sophisticated. This timepiece begins with a rounded rectangular case that...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 2482 Ladies Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007989 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tank Model Variant: Americaine Model Number: 2482 Age: 0 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: White Roman...
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Diamond Bezel Gents Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Cartier Model: Tank Americaine Case Material: 18k White Gold Case Diameter: 19.0 x 35.0 mm Crystal: Sapphire Bezel: Fixed Bezel with Diamonds on the sides, approx. 1.80ctw of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Montre Tank Américaine
By Cartier
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
CARTIER watch American Tank in yellow gold, beige leather strap. Folding clasp, Chrono flex quartz Mouvement
Category

Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

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Cartier Gold Tank Americaine Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate cartier gold tank americaine watch for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and White Gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 53 vintage editions and 134 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect cartier gold tank americaine watch among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. As it relates to this specific piece, our collection includes designs that are universally popular, but 2 Carat carat weights, specifically, are sought with frequency. A cartier gold tank americaine watch can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 43, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes brilliant cut alternatives. Most of our cartier gold tank americaine watch for sale are for women, but there are 96 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Cartier Gold Tank Americaine Watch?

Prices for a cartier gold tank americaine watch can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $4,200 and can go as high as $78,500, while this accessory, on average, fetches $10,931.

Cartier Biography and Important Works

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces. It’s certainly one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

On 1stDibs, find a growing collection of contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories.

Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices. Right now, perhaps you’re shopping for your own. If so, find a vast range of fashionable and functional antique, new and classic vintage watches on 1stDibs.

While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Eventually, watches migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, watches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bvlgari’s iconic Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist. 

When shopping for a watch, it’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.