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The Tank de Cartier watch is a century-old timepiece with a visionary design of clean, timeless lines.
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About Tank

Tank Cartier, a military inspiration


An amazing destiny linked to history for this watch whose very first model was worn by a military man: General John Pershing. The Tank was given to General Pershing a year before its release on the market by Louis Cartier. The name of this watch, the Tank Cartier, would also refer to the first models of tanks that appeared during the First World War. You can see on the Tank de Cartier model that the stretchers and lugs of the watch resemble the look of a tank (and its tracks) seen from above. The very pure lines and lack of superficial ornamentation, however, bear witness to the strong influence of the theories of the Bauhaus school of applied arts, whose design principles inspired the whole of Europe from the late 1910s. The Tank de Cartier is therefore a watch of astonishing modernity, square, thin, light and elegant, a watch that varies very little from one model to another. This powerful modernity and this incredible elegance offered another career to this legendary watch than that of being a simple military fancy: that of favorite watch of the stars.

A model that stands the test of time


Many models are derived from the original design. The Tank Cartier watch has indeed been the object since its creation of many variations. From its creation to its centenary celebrated in 2017 by an automatic Tank model, the Tank de Cartier watch has had several lives through different shapes and designs: the Tank Cintrée Cartier, the Tank Solo Cartier, the Tank Allongée Cartier, the Tank Cartier Basculante, the Tank Chinoise Cartier, the Tank Française Cartier, the Tank Anglaise Cartier, the Tank Américaine Cartier, the Tank Divan Cartier, the Tank Réversible, the Tank Etanche, the Tank Cartier watch with a window (featuring a digital dial rather than an analog one), the Tank Must de Cartier... This number of variations is the undisputed proof of a success that has never been denied, neither by time nor by fashion. A watch that never suffers the assaults of time and that knows how to remain, as we say at Cartier, a "Must".