Style meets substance in Cartier’s effortlessly chic timepieces which also promise exceptional technical content.
Created in 1917 by Louis Cartier and christened “Tank Normale”, the Tank is distinguished by its solid, rectangular case, inspired by the look of WWI military tanks. While the case has a no-nonsense design, the rest of the watch is endowed with touches of caprice, namely the distinctive chemin- de-fer (railroad style) chapter ring, radial Roman numerals, blue steel sword-shaped hands and sapphire cabochon winding crown – all signature design elements of a Cartier timepiece.
The collection has birthed numerous variants. Among the most outstanding models are the Tank Americaine from 1989, which fl aunts rounded brancards and a curved case profi le; and the latest Tank Anglaise, which features enlarged brancards that integrate the winding crown for a smooth silhouette.