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Cartier Tank

The Cartier Tank is a line of watches created by Louis Cartier in 1917, and inspired by the new Renault tanks which Cartier saw in use on the Western Front…
Offered in solid gold, and vermeil in lady’s and small men’s sizes, always in fashion with jeans or business attire.

Cartier Tank Française: Still a classic, square case design offered in multiple sizes with chunky link bracelet. Surpassed the Panther, still enjoying a 20+ year run of popularity and fashion

Cartier Tank American: An elongated 1920’s tank design watch Art Deco curved case back,

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The Tank was introduced in 1918, and entered full production in 1919, when a total of six pieces were built. Its lines and proportions are similar to those of tanks found on First World War battlefields; it is both a square and a rectangle, and its strap is seamlessly integrated into vertical sidebars called "brancards". Since its inception, variations of the watch have been released by Cartier, including the Tank Louis in 1922, the Tank Americaine in 1989, and the Tank Francaise in 1996. The defining features of a tank watch include its bold Roman numeral dial with a chemin de fer chapter ring, sword-shaped blued steel hands, and a sapphire cabochon surmounted crown. The Tank has become one of the most highly coveted and copied wristwatches of all time, and has been worn by Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, and Yves Saint Laurent, amongst many others.