Tank Louis Cartier watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 8971 MC. Case in 18K pink gold, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, silvered beaded dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, mineral crystal, strap in semi-matte brown alligator skin, ardillon buckle in 18K pink gold. Case dimensions: 33.7 mm x 25.5 mm, 6.6 mm thick. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
Louis Cartier created the Tank watch in 1917. A legend was born. The first prototype was presented as a gift to General Pershing some years before the watch was introduced into the market in 1919. The lugs blend seamlessly into the bare edges of the flat vertical brancards, giving the watch its unique aesthetic. The clean, crisp lines have proved hugely popular with a free-spirited, elegant clientèle. The now-iconic Tank watch has inspired countless variations, yet managed to preserve its distinctive identity.