Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Tank LC Paris Spider Dial Ref 78086


This Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Tank LC Paris Spider Dial Ref:78086 is rated 7 out of 10. Watch Only.

Tank Louis Cartier was introduced in 1922, and it represents the quintessence of all the Cartier Tanks. This model was not immediately named after its maker, Louis Cartier. It was first named “Tank à Bords Arrondis”, but probably for simplification purposes, it was renamed Tank Louis Cartier or Tank LC in 1924. With its frank Art Deco appearance, handsomely-aged rectangular dial, crisp Roman numerals, and blued steel sword hands, this model is the benchmark for all Cartier Tank models.

This Ref: 78086 is a nice example of such a Tank Louis Cartier from the 1980s. Its 18K yellow gold case, measuring 24mm x 30mm, embodies the opulence and extravagance that were hallmarks of the era. This wasn’t just a watch to be casually worn; it was a statement piece, proudly flaunted as a symbol of one’s status and impeccable taste.
What truly sets this Cartier Tank apart are the versions with a dial signed “Paris” featuring a mesmerizing spider dial effect. These distinctive dials add an extra layer of sophistication and intrigue to an already exceptional timepiece.

The manual winding movement within this watch represents a hallmark of traditional watchmaking, hearkening back to an era when craftsmanship and precision were held in the highest regard. Owning a piece from this period not only connects you to Cartier’s rich heritage but also to the impeccable artistry of a time when every detail was meticulously considered and executed.


Brand: Cartier
Model: 78086 Tank LC
Dial: Paris Spider Dial
Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Crystal: Glass
Movement: Manual Winding
Caliber: Cal 78
Case Diameter: 24mm x 30mm
Functions: Hour and Minute

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