Innovative Interpretation Of Classic Reproduction: Cartier 2017 New Tank Watch Series

After decades of changes in the family of Tank watches, dozens of unique members have been born. This year, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of TANK, Cartier has launched a number of new works in line with the new world style, all of which have extraordinary looks, and are expected to be as popular as other classic series in the past. Look at our in-depth reports below, which will definitely make you look forward to this 100-year-old classic’s future evolution.

   Cartier TANK series launched three new series of classics this year to highlight modern style, including: TANK Louis Cartier series designed with vertical lugs, rounded corners, TANK Américaine American tank series with a more rectangular shape and elegant temperament, Perfectly symmetrical TANK Française French tank. In addition, at the same time, the central tank that reproduced the wonderful works of 1921 is also introduced. It pays the highest respect to the classics and combines the fine watchmaking technology to create the new TANK Cintrée central hollow watch. The entire series of works will be officially listed in September.

New TANK Américaine American Tank Watch
   The TANK Américaine watch was designed in 1987 and officially launched in 1989. Its curved case continues the idea of ​​the TANK Cintrée central tank watch: the rectangular shape is more straightforward, and the vertical lugs are more rounded. The extended lines and slightly curved shape make this watch distinctive and classic. The work is a tribute to Cartier’s original TANK watch to General Pershing.

TANK Américaine stainless steel watch Quartz movement.
   TANK Américaine watches bring out the geometric aesthetics to the fullest, sharp and feminine, straight and curved, rounded and corners subtly blended, it is also Cartier’s first waterproof case curved watch. This wide-format watch also features a new folding clasp that allows the bracelet to adjust its length to the wrist, replacing Cartier’s buckle design that has been in use since 1910. The new TANK Américaine watch reflects the spirit of the original TANK watch in a simple, contemporary style. The simple lines become the focus of the wrist, and the timeless classic steel is like a precious material, which reflects a truly modern style.

The curved case of the new TANK Française French watch is integrated with the bracelet, and the lines, shapes and materials are harmonious.
New TANK Française French Watch
   Born in 1996, the TANK Française watch improves the iconic design of this classic masterpiece (vertical lugs, Roman numeral hour dial, minute track, sword-shaped hands, convex round sapphire winding crown), with a link bracelet . The curved case is integrated with the bracelet, and the lines, shapes and materials are harmonious. Its geometric design becomes softer and more eye-catching: the vertical lugs are beveled, and the bracelet links are concavely curved. The finishing details of the watchmaking process highlight the overall lines. Today, this practical and unique watch combines freedom of creativity with a combination of stainless steel and brilliant diamonds.

TANK Française stainless steel watch Stainless steel case set with round brilliant-cut diamonds.
New TANK Louis Cartier Watch
   The TANK Louis Cartier watch came out in 1922, symbolizing the true TANK spirit. The iconic design of the vertical lugs, rounded corners, and integrated lugs and case is still classic and timeless. The eye-catching styling and unique style blend harmoniously, showing the pure and timeless charm of the watch. Two new models are equipped with 8971 MC manual-winding mechanical movements: the elegant elegance of rose gold is as elegant as the graphics; the ladies’ models are made of rose gold or white gold and the ears are set with brilliant diamonds.

TANK Louis Cartier watch in white gold and diamonds Rhodium-plated white gold, set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, hand-wound mechanical movement 8971 MC, small reference price is about NTD 550,000.

TANK Louis Cartier watch in rose gold large rose gold, 8971 MC manual winding mechanical movement.
Fine Watchmaking
New TANK Cintrée Central Skeleton Watch
   Between square and rectangular, Cartier chose the latter as the shape of the earliest TANK watches: the curved case of the TANK Cintrée watch fits the wrist perfectly. This bold exploration of functions and styles laid the foundation for Cartier’s introduction of the TANK Américaine in the 1980s.

TANK Cintrée skeleton watch in rose gold Rose gold case, 9917 MC manual winding mechanical movement, limited to 100 pieces.
   The extended lines of the vertical lugs are clear and powerful, forming a framework for the overall shape. Two models in rose gold or platinum are equipped with a skeleton movement designed for curved cases. The transparent and minimalist design reveals only classic elements: hands and minute track, and stacked gears that match the curved shape of the TANK Cintrée watch. The memorable aesthetic style and unique and extraordinary movement are combined to achieve this masterpiece of watchmaking art.

TANK Cintrée skeleton platinum watch, platinum case, 9917 MC manual winding mechanical movement, limited to 100 pieces.