Watch Spotlight: Tank Louis Cartier (Large Model)

    Having been launched over a century ago, Cartier’s Tank is a watch that always stays in style. It’s a beloved classic that withstands the passage of trends, remaining eternally stylish despite its definitive design elements. In this Watch Spotlight, we’ll be looking at Tank Louis Cartier, a timepiece for him and her that is a superb introductory watch in the world of Luxury timepieces.

    Design

    In 1917, Louis François Cartier designed the first Cartier Tank, inspired by Renault tanks used on the Western Front, hoping to create a timepiece that captured their usefulness and grace. To this day, this design remains relevant and is a staple of any fashionista’s watch collection.

    In terms of this specific large model, the Tank Louis Cartier has a case in yellow gold 750/1000 with beaded crown set with a sapphire, black lacquer dial, golden-finish steel sword-shaped hands, a mineral crystal, and a deep semi-matte black alligator-skin strap to accentuate the look. Yes, there is nothing more you’d want from a Tank.

    Movement

    Like other Cartier timepieces, this watch shares the 1917 MC movement with 19 jewels, a beat rate of 21,600 vph, and a power reserve of 38 hours, making it suitable for true watch enthusiasts who appreciate manual-wind mechanical movements.

     Jewels 19
     Power Reserve 38 Hours
     Beat Rate  21,600 vph
     In-house  Yes
     Shape  Tonneau
     Regulator  Etachron

    Conclusion

    Tank Louis Cartier delivers on every note regarding style for a unisex timepiece. It doesn’t shout but blends tastefully with the outfit while remaining a significant detail that conveys class. Priced at £12,500, it will be one for thought, but if you are craving a timeless timepiece, this is an obvious choice.

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