Cartier “Tank Asymètrique” Limited Edition Reference 2488 in Platinum
Released in 1996 alongside the thematic ‘Magical Art of Cartier’, this Cartier “Tank Asymètrique” reference 2488 Limited Edition in Platinum was produced in a total of 100 examples. The watch is numbered 92/100 on the caseback. Its more common sibling was was produced in yellow gold with a total run of 300 timepieces.
The case remains unpolished and measures 34mm lug-to-lug, and 23mm in diameter (excluding the crown). The watch is powered by the calibre 9P2, and the timepiece features the iconic sapphire cabochon crown with a beaded exterior. The watch does not come with box and papers.
Vintage watches are mechanical objects that can require service of the movements and all these watches have been worn in the past. Since these pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear and patina from past usage and age.
Mechanical watches do not keep perfect time like a battery-powered watch. In addition, they do require service occasionally and the service can be somewhat costly depending on what the watch requires for optimal timekeeping. Similar to vintage and new automobiles, regular maintenance and care is recommended for the lasting reliability of your timepiece.
Vintage watches are not water resistant and not waterproof, unless rigorously tested and certified otherwise. If dunked in water, the watch can flood and be destroyed. Water can also enter the watch in high humidity environments and damage the movement and dial as well as hands. We suggest not swimming with vintage watches or taking them in a sauna or similarly humid environment.
If dropped, mishandled or otherwise abused, the movement or other parts of the watch can be damaged. Please handle with care.
Care has been taken to try to ensure the watches are running and in good condition. Please note that all watches and items are offered and sold "as is". We hope you enjoy this item and wear it in good health for years to come!