Tank Louis Cartier watch, extra-large model
Manual, pink gold, leather strap
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 pink gold, large-date and power-reserve functions, circular-grained crown in 18K pink gold set with a blue sapphire cabochon, mineral crystal, silvered flinqué dial with sunburst finish, Roman numerals, sword-shaped blued-steel hands, alligator-skin strap, adjustable deployant buckle in 18K pink gold, mechanical Manufacture movement with manual winding caliber 9753 MC, calendar aperture at 12 o'clock, power-reserve disk at 6 o'clock, transparent back, water-resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet.
Case Dimensions: 39.2 mm x30 mm, 8.3mm thick.
TANK, THE HISTORY OF A STYLE