Tank Louis Cartier watch, large modelQuartz, yellow gold, sapphire, leather
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.
Case in 18K yellow gold, circular-grained crown in 18K yellow gold set with a sapphire cabochon, mineral crystal, silver grained dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped blued-steel hands, alligator-skin strap, ardillon buckle in 18K yellow gold, quartz movement Cartier caliber 688, calendar aperture at 3 o'clock, water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet.
Case dimensions: 33.7x25.5 mm, 6.35 mm thick.
HISTORY AND STORIES: CARTIER, A PIONNER IN MODERN WATCHMAKING