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SOLD OUT: Cartier Tank Francaise 2303 28mm by 32mm Two Tone Chronograph Unisex Date Quartz White Steel Box
WHY THIS WATCH
The Cartier Tank Francaise, introduced in 1996, is a modern reinterpretation of the iconic Cartier Tank, which dates back to 1917. The original Tank, designed by Louis Cartier, was inspired by the geometric lines and symmetry of WWI military tanks. The Tank Francaise retains the signature rectangular case but introduces a more pronounced, curved shape and integrated bracelet, enhancing its elegance and refinement. The watch features Roman numerals, a railway minute track, and blue sword-shaped hands, preserving Cartier's unique aesthetic. Over the years, the Tank Francaise has been offered in various sizes and materials, solidifying its status as a versatile and enduring timepiece with a rich history rooted in both horology and art.
The Cartier Tank Francaise 2303, introduced in the late 1990s, is a notable variation of the Tank Francaise line. This model features a two-tone stainless steel and gold case and bracelet, combining elegance with a modern, sporty touch. The 2303 is a chronograph, offering additional functionality beyond the classic Tank Francaise's time-only display. It retains key design elements such as the rectangular case, Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands, and the iconic cabochon sapphire on the crown. Powered by a reliable ETA-based movement, the Tank Francaise 2303 showcases Cartier's ability to fuse classic design with contemporary features, contributing to the enduring appeal of the Tank Francaise family.
The Cartier Tank Francaise 2303 is an outstanding watch because it combines the timeless elegance of the Tank design with modern features and sporty elements. The stainless steel case and bracelet strike a balance between sophistication and contemporary appeal. As a chronograph, the 2303 offers enhanced functionality, making it both practical and versatile. The watch stays true to Cartier's signature design with its rectangular case, Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands, and cabochon sapphire crown. Its connection to the iconic Tank line and the unique blend of classic and modern aesthetics make the Tank Francaise 2303 a distinct and attractive timepiece.
The Cartier Tank Francaise 2303 is powered by an ETA-based quartz movement, known for its reliability and precision. The automatic chronograph caliber provides timekeeping and stopwatch functions, offering practicality and versatility. The movement is designed for durability, ensuring consistent performance in this elegant, sporty timepiece.
I really enjoyed wearing this watch despite it being quartz. There's something about that classic Roman Numeral Cartier dial that is so timeless. I would say this watch wears like a 36-38mm watch, though that's not an entirely apt comparison because of the case shape. I will say most ladies also really enjoy wearing this watch as it fits their wrist as well. An overall fantastic watch that's on the dressier side, with a chronograph and a date complication.
THE LITTLE DETAILS
Watch was fully serviced in 2022 by our watchmaker and is running flawlessly without issues. The bracelet will fit up to a 7.0-inch wrist. The case and bracelet are in overall excellent condition, with only minor wear, around 9/10. Crystal and dial are clean. Comes with a Cartier box only.
Available for Pickup in our Showroom in Mclean, Virginia
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