Cartier Tank Vermeil Watches
Cartier Tank Vermeil Watches are a style of wristwatch produced by the French company Cartier.
Brief history and description
Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, who at the time was working as an apprentice for a famous Parisian jeweler (Adolphe Picard).
Cartier's most famous line of wristwatches, (known as "the Tank") were originally produced in 1917 and were apparently inspired by the design of the WW1 Renault tanks. Since then, there have been numerous varations of the Tank, such as the Must de Cartier wristwatch in 1976 or the Santos in 1978.
Guide for collectors
Cartier Tank Vermeil wristwatches which still have the original Cartier strap, buckle and manual wind are considered to be the most rare, but not necessarily the most valuable. Wristwatches with leather bands are also considered to be more valuable.
Restoration of a Cartier Tank Vermeil wristwatch is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring a Cartier Tank Vermeil wristwatch may decrease its value).
For more information regarding Cartier Tank Vermeil watches, visit Cartier's official website or Prestige Time.
Seized Assets Auctioneers in Westlake Village, California sold a Cartier Tanks Gents 18K yellow gold Vermeil wristwatch with a Cartier leather strap and crystal acrylic for $600 in November of 2011.
A ladies 18K yellow gold Vermeil Cartier Tank wristwatch (WBS102) is worth between $700 and $800.
A ladies "classic" Vermeil Cartier Tank wristwatch with the original Cartier strap, buckle and manual wind is worth around $500.
US Auctions LLC in New Milford, Connecticut sold a ladies Cartier Tank Vermeil wristwatch with the Cartier leather strap for $500 in December of 2011.
A ladies Must De Cartier/Concord Vermeil Tank wristwatch with a blue face and a Cartier strap is worth around $225.
A ladies Cartier Vermeil Tank 18K wristwatch with a three tone dial and a red leather band is worth around $350.
A Must De Cartier sterling ladies Vermeil Tank wristwatch with a red enamed dial, on the other hand, is worth around $275.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)