Tank Louis Cartier watch
Large model, 18K 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.
Tank Louis Cartier watch, large model, Cartier caliber 688 quartz movement. 18K yellow gold case, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, silver-grained dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, mineral crystal, alligator-skin strap with 18K yellow gold ardillon buckle, calendar aperture at 3 o'clock. Case dimensions: 33.7 mm x 25.5 mm, thickness: 6.35 mm. Water-resistant to 30 meters/100 feet.
TANK, THE HISTORY OF A STYLE