With the advent of 20th century, Louis Cartier, who has a rich cultural deposit and loves collecting, developed jewelry design daringly and explored new artistic styles. Cartier jewelry pieces which featured geometrical lines and abstract art was launched in 1904. Full of pioneering spirit and bold exploration, Cartier used the avant-garde modern style to announce the birth of Art déco. Meanwhile the watchmaking business played a more and more critical parts in all Cartier Projects. Louis Cartier launched wristwatches in the year, making the brand attract much attention in the watchmaking industry. In that time, the wristwatch appearance was mainly focused on round cases and dials, while Louis Cartier aimed to build a wristwatch with unique style. Finally, Tank Cartier watch was released in 1917, leaving an indelible mark in watchmaking history. Inspired by tanks, Tank Cartier watch featured straight lugs and a rectangle case. Most of Tank Cartier watches displays Roman numerals hour markers and the track scales as the iconic features. The rectangle case and straight lugs succeeded in obtaining a harmonious counterbalance, reflecting avant-garde style. The crown was decorated with a sapphire cabochon. With freedom spirit, graceful style and perfect proportion, Tank Cartier watch is popular with both men and women, revealing modern style.
To this day, Cartier Tank has a long history of hundred years. For people who respect freedom spirit in each era, Cartier Tank is the embodiment of good taste and elegance, connecting the past to the present. Three classics of Cartier Tank series guide a modern life style: Tank Américaine watch, Tank Française watch, Tank Louis Cartier watch. In honour of the 1921’s excellent work, Cartier combined with high-end watchmaking craftsmanship to create Tank Cintrée watch.
TANK Américaine watch
TANK Américaine watch reveals geometrical aesthetics perfectly, neat and soft, straight and curving, rounded and clean-cut. New TANK Américaine watch reflects the spirit of the original TANK watch with simple but modern style. Simple lines, high end steel and the precious alligator leather strap make the TANK Américaine watch be the focus around the wrists, showing a true modern style.
TANK Française watch
Born in 1996, TANK Française watch bore the modified features – improved lugs, Roman numerals, minute track scales, sword hands and a cabochon crown. The link bracelet and the cambered case blend into one harmonious whole. Perfect craftsmanship stands out soft lines. With practical functions and unique style, the watch in steel and diamonds brings out distinctive charm.
TANK Louis Cartier watch
TANK Louis Cartier watch made its debut in 1922. With straight lugs, rounded edges and the fusion of lugs and the case, TANK Louis Cartier used its iconic features to show the real spirit of a TANK watch. The eye catching look and distinctive style reveal pure and lasting charm. New TANK Louis Cartier in rose gold and white gold with diamonds is available. Both the two models are equipped with Cal. 8971 MC, a manual mechanical movement.
TANK Cintrée watch
Square case or rectangle case, Cartier chose the latter as the image of the first TANK watch. The cambered case is just suitable for wrists. Bold exploration in function and style laid the foundation of TANK Américaine watch in 1980. The models in rose gold and platinum are crafted with the cambered case and a skeleton movement-Cal. 9917 MC, a manual mechanical movement. Through simple design, the TANK Cintrée watch reveals classic features: blue steel hands, minute track scales and delicate gears. Indelible aesthetics and the outstanding movement help the watch be a classic masterpiece. New TANK Cintrée watch is limited of only 100 pieces.