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Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.
The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.
The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.
The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.
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This second hand Cartier watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage, water damage or negligence. This is a vintage watch and therefore we would not recommend wearing this watch in water.
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“This is an extremely elegant and simple piece from Cartier, in excellent condition considering its age with the model reference 1098.
This platinum case Cartier Tonneau in the XL here benefits from a much cleaner dial than that of it’s smaller, more crowded counterparts.
The overall condition of the watch is almost immaculate, with a small dent to the caseback. The white dial shows Roman numeral hour markers with an interior Tonneau shaped minute ring to match the case. This piece features blue steel hands and the unmissable bejewelled and engraved crown. The watch dates to 1980 and carries the signed calibre 78 manual wind. It comes with Cartier replacement box and no paperwork on a black leather strap.
The Cartier Tonneau has been in production since the first five or six years of the 20th century, and the shape and style has hardly changed at all. This design consistency is a key characteristic of Cartier’s product lines, with very little variations to designs along the years. This can be said of a few models, notwithstanding the Cartier Tank, dating its design back to the 1920s - a little more recently than the preceding Tonneau.”
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At Xupes we know that purchasing a pre-owned luxury watch online can be daunting. We aim to make your experience as seamless as possible, alleviating any concerns you may have when purchasing online with us. We ensure that every pre-owned watch that comes to us is transformed back to its best possible appearance and performance before being added to our collection. All of our previously used watches are fully inspected by our highly skilled and dedicated watchmakers in our accredited service centre which is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and machinery. Our commitment to excellent customer service and our in-house expertise ensure you an unforgettable experience when shopping with us. This continues after your purchase with a 30-day return period and a 12-24 month warranty on all timepieces, meaning you can shop with complete confidence.
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