Style meets sub­stance in Cartier’s ef­fort­lessly chic time­pieces which also prom­ise ex­cep­tional tech­ni­cal con­tent.

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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.

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