Cartier Tank Solo, maybe mine one day! The 1st Tank wristwatch was created in 1917 and was inspired by a simple idea: four lines, with two parallel shafts made from gold or platinum, a sapphire cabochon atop the winding crown and a leather strap. With its infinitely refined and timeless design, this revolutionary square watch took shape and forever changed the world of watchmaking. Yet the story of the Tank has only just begun.
This is a modern day Tank watch made by Cartier. Cartier was making tank watches back in the Edwardian era as well. The watches were known for the lines and proportions that resembled tanks found on the battlefield. It is amazing to think the company is using the same military influences on their watches 100 years later!
Montre Cartier Tank en diamants vintage en vente sur 1stdibs http://www.vogue.fr/joaillerie/carnet-d-adresses/diaporama/1stdibs-la-haute-joaillerie-vintage-vente-en-ligne/20008#!montre-cartier-tank-en-diamants-vintage-1stdibs
S’inspirant des chars d’assaut Renault, Le modèle Tank a vu le jour en 1919. Série contemporaine, La Tank Américaine fût lancée par Cartier en 1991. Rectangulaire, elle garde sa ligne traditionnelle tout en étant modernisée par une forme curvex. Son ergonomie lui permet d’épouser parfaitement la forme du poignet.
TANK LOUIS CARTIER WATCH, SMALL MODEL Quartz, yellow gold, sapphire, leather REF: W1529856 Worn by Louis Cartier himself, the "Tank Louis Cartier" watch sets the standard for all Tank watches. To embody Louis Cartier's contribution to "modern style", later known as Art Deco, the tops of the lugs were rounded in contrast to the previously fashionable rectangular form and proud lines. Cartier