CARTIER TANK REVERSO DUAL TIME YELLOW GOLD
The term “Reverso” typically conjures thoughts of the iconic watch model produced by Jaeger LeCoultre. However, it’s worth noting that in the horological world’s rich history, other brands have also made significant contributions to the concept of reversible timepieces. In 1930, Cartier made a notable stride in this direction when they developed and patented a similar reversible case system, initially christened the “Cabriolet Reverso” before adopting the moniker “Basculante”. This innovative approach to watch design didn’t gain widespread recognition until much later, specifically in the 1970s when Cartier introduced the Tank Reverso, an exemplar of this inventive concept.
The Cartier Tank Reverso presented here holds particular fascination. It features a Paris dial, clearly establishing its association with Cartier Paris—a fact that gains further authentication through the presence of French hallmarks on the caseback. The desirability and collectibility of this Cartier Reverso are heightened by its unique characteristics. Notably, it boasts two distinct dials, each powered by separate calibers, affording the watch the ability to indicate two different time zones. What sets it apart even more is the crown attached to the case, differing from the traditional and more common cabochon-operated mechanism found in other Cartier Reverso models.
Moreover, the watch’s exceptional quality is unmistakable. Its dial remains untouched, and its calibers perform flawlessly as designed. The case retains its robust profile and sharp lines. The combination of outstanding quality and rarity elevates this timepiece to an exceptional addition for any Cartier collection.
Serial Number 032XXX, Year 70’s, Measuring 24X35.5mm