Friday, December 28, 2012
AUTHENTIC VINTAGE MUST DE CARTIER TANK VERMEIL LADIES WRISTWATCH
BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE MUST de CARTIER TANK VERMEIL LADIES WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: HARDENED ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: CARTIER 17 JEWELS MANUAL MOVEMENT CAL.73-1
DIAL COLOR: BLUE TURQUOISE
HANDS/JARUM: GOLD TONE
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: NO MARKERS MODEL
CASING : 20 MICRON GOLD PLATED ON SOLID SILVER 925
HIDDEN LUGS: 10mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 20mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 28mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: AS SHOWN ON THE PHOTO
CROWN: GP WITH BLUE CABOCHON
STRAP/TALI: GENUINE CARTIER BLUE CROCODILE BAND WITH GENUINE CARTIER BUCKLE
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8."
EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL & VERY RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND. NO BOX AND NO PAPER
PRICE/HARGA : RM3000 (NEGOTIABLE)
Brief Information on Cartier Wristwatch
Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier when he took over the workshop of his master. In 1874, his son Alfred Cartier took over the administration of the company, but it was Alfred's sons louis, Piere and Jacques, who were responsible for establishing the worldwide brand name of Cartier.
The story of the Cartier House's popularity began with Louis Cartier invention of the wristwatch for his renowned friend, a Brazilian aviator, Alberto Santos Dumont, in March of 1904 after Alberto Santos-Dumont complained of the unreliability and impracticality of using pocket watches while flying to his friend Louis Cartier. The watch created by Louis Cartier for his friend featured a leather band and a small buckle, a flat wristwatch with a distinctive square bezel that made it possible to wear it on the wrist. Having received this precious gift, Santos-Dumont would never take off again without this Cartier wristwatch and used it for checking the time during flights. . This watch was not only a hit with Santos-Dumont, but also with Cartier's many clients. Thus, out of this timeless design, the "Santos" was born. This was the first men's wristwatch (Patek Phillipe made the first wristwatch, but for a woman and as a one-off).
In 1907, Cartier signed a contract with Edmond Jaeger, who agreed to exclusively supply the movements for Cartier watches. By this time, Cartier had branches in London, New York and St. Petersburg and was quickly becoming one of the most successful watch companies in the world. The introduction of the Baignoire and Tortue models (both of which are still in production today) took place in 1912, followed by the Tank model's debut in 1917. The Cartier tank model, designed by Louis Cartier, was inspired from the newly introduced war machines on the Western Front. This line too has survived, with over thirty varieties now being made since.
In the early 1920s Cartier formed a joint company with Edward Jaeger (of Jaeger- LeCoutre ) to produce movements solely for Cartier. Thus was the European watch & clock company born, although Cartier continued to use movements from other great makers. Cartier watches can be found with movements from Vancheron Constatin, Audemars-Piguet, Movado and LeCoutre. It was also during this period that Cartier began adding its own reference numbers to the watches it sold, usually by stamping a four-digit code on the underside of a lug. Jacques took charge of the London operation and eventually moved to the current address at New Bond Street.
The present day designers use Louis Cartier's ideas and developments as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Appealing shapes and designs, movements from the high horology world are reflected in the Santos, the Panther, the Pasha, the Tonneau, and the Tank, Cartier watch collections that give just a few of examples of Cartier's shining talent.