Cartier Tank Basculante Manual Winding ref. 2390 – Paris Boutique Edition “Open Caseback”

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For sale at Debonar Watches: pre-owned Cartier Tank Basculante ref. 2390, with open caseback. 

This model is probably one of the rarest and most sought after by Cartier aficionados and watch collectors in general.

This is a very limited edition that was probably only sold in the Paris boutique (although we have not yet been able to certify this information) and it presents a unique open caseback that allows you to admire the beautiful watch movement.

The silver dial features a guilloché pattern and the traditional Roman numerals we’ve come to expect from the fine French house.
A lovely cabochon sapphire sits above in true Tank fashion style.

A bit of its story:
The Tank was released in 1917. Inspired by the Renault FT-17 Tank, the Cartier Tank is, somewhat paradoxically, a dress watch.

Debuting in 1933, the Tank Basculante took inspiration from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, a double-sided sports timepiece that would swivel within its case to protect its dial. In keeping with this design, the Basculante also turned in its case to protect its dial.

However, different from the Reverso, rather than turning on its horizontal axis, the Basculante turned over its vertical axis, allowing it to stand upright in mid-rotation to double as a table clock. 

The bracelet lenght is 18cm.

YEAR 2005

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Estimated delivery time is approx 2-7 days subject to terms and conditions.


Our pre-owned watches are accompanied by Full 12 month warranty (the 'Warranty') from the day you receive your watch, protecting your watch against manufacturing and mechanical defects, subject to the following terms and conditions.

Our warranty is subject to the same terms and conditions as the manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty does not cover theft or loss. Normal wear and tear or damage caused to the watch by accidents or mishandling/mistreatment are also excluded as well as damage caused due to submersion in water against the manufacturer’s guidance. Wear of the watch strap is not covered by the warranty.

In the event you decide to take your watch to a repairer or watchmaker without prior approval from Debonar Watches, we will not be held liable for any costs you may incur.

Any modification of a watch by addition of substitution of components which have not been provided by the manufacturer will also invalidate the warranty, as will evidence that the watch case has been opened by anyone other than our authorised watchmakers.

It is your responsibility to arrange adequate insurance cover for your watch whilst in transit back to us, and this cost will be at your expense.


We offer a 14 day return period on any watches purchased online or personally, in which you can exchange your watch for another product or receive a full refund.

The watch must be returned in the same condition and with the same accessories and paperwork/warranty cards as when you received it.

If your watch arrived with a return tag attached, this must still be attached to the watch and not tampered with.

You can return your watch by shipping it or in person at our office.

Please allow 7 working days for refunds to reach your account.

If you return a watch to us and it has been marked, scratched or the stickers have been removed, we may charge you up to 20 percent of the sales figure, subject to returned condition of a watch.

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