Never Stop Tank – The House of Cartier invite us to (re)discover the rich history of the Tank watch, on the occasion of the release of a new model: The Tank Anglaise Watch.
The Tank Anglaise watch is pure, distilled Tank. Featuring a concentrated form and emboldened lines, the fortified design offers proportion to spare. Cartier pairs this generous, ample volume with characteristic Tank features such as the strap seamlessly incorporated into the case, Roman numerals, chemin-de-fer chapter ring, and blued-steel sword-shaped hands. The signature parallel brancards now house the winding crown, which is perfectly streamlined.
The watch marks a milestone in the pursuit of pared-down design. with a winding mechanism that blends seamlessly into the brancard, the Tank Anglaise seemingly follows to the letter the aesthetic demands of Louis Cartier in his quest for streamlined design. The form stands as an intelligible, coherent whole; yet when the watch is tilted to the side, the winding mechanism comes into view, treating the knowing eye to a glimpse of the wheel of a tank.
The Tank Anglaise watch is available in three ladies’ and men’s sizes in three colours of gold. The large models are powered by the Manufacture MC 1904 movement, visible through the open back.
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