The Tank is a line of watches made by Cartier. It was created by Louis Cartier in 1917, and inspired by the new Renault tanks which Cartier saw in use on the Western front.
The Tank was introduced in 1918, and entered full production in 1919, when six pieces were built. Its lines and proportions are similar to those of tanks used on First World War battlefields. Variations of the watch have been released by Cartier, including the Tank Louis in 1922, the Tank Americaine in 1989, and the Tank Française 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, amongst others, Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana and Yves Saint Laurent.
“I don't wear a Tank watch to tell the time. In fact, I never wind it. I wear a Tank because it's the watch to wear.” (Andy Warhol)
Object nr: Salesmission
Model: Tank Louis
Year: Late 1980’s
Movement: Cartier 81, (quartz)
Material: Solid 18k gold
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 23 x 30 mm, without crown
Strap/Bracelet: Rare original grain de riz-bracelet (17,5 cm) in solid 18k gold. The bracelet and clasp is unpolished - only the best is good enough.
The Tank Louis is a true icon with beautiful proportions and classic design, almost nothing have been changed since 1918.
The watch got some very small signs of wear at the case as you can see in the pictures, but they become more or less visible depending on angle and light. Overall, this case is one of the best out there. No dings or deep scratches.
The dial is everything. Check it out, amazing condition without any marks or ”spider web”- damage.
The bracelet and clasp is 100% unpolished!
Everything on the watch is original and ready for new adventures for a true connoisseur.
The service history is unknown but the watch works perfectly without any problems.
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