Tank Française watch, medium model, quartz movement. Steel case, steel octagonal crown set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel, silver-grained dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, steel bracelet, triple folding steel clasp. Case dimensions: 30.4 mm x 25.05 mm, thickness: 6.7 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters/100 feet).
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.