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Cartier Tank Américaine

After the new Tank Louis Cartier and Tank Française models, here are the Tank Américaine launched in 2017.

Lately, we presented you the Tank Louis Cartier and the Tank Françaises. Today, let's discover the new Tank Américaine. Designed in 1987 and launched in 1989, the Tank Américaine updates the curved case of the 1921 Tank Cintrée watch: the rectangular shape becomes more compact, while the brancards are rounded.

The Tank Américaine

The power and elegance of its elongated, slightly convex form make it a classic – a smart watch which asserts its strength. It can be seen as an homage to the very first Tank watch given to General Pershing. Combining watchmaking and style, it plays with geometry, alternating stark and softened edges, straight lines and curves, rounded corners and angles. The Tank Américaine was also the first Cartier watch to offer a curved water-resistant case.

With its robust, generous proportions and emphatic beauty, the watch introduced a new folding buckle that allowed the strap length to be precisely adjusted to the wrist size, replacing the mechanism employed by Cartier since 1910.

The new Tank Américaine embodies the spirit of the original Tank in its contemporary, understated aesthetic. Showcasing clean lines and a strong presence on the wrist, the eternally elegant model makes an utterly modern statement in presenting steel as a precious material.

Tank Américaine

Small, medium and large models of the Tank Américaine © Cartier

New models features

The 2017 watches are available in three sizes: a small one (34.80 mm x 19.00 mm x 6.50 mm) and a medium one (41.60 mm x 22.60 mm x 9.50 mm) for ladies and a large one (45.10 mm x 26.60 mm x 9.65) for men. These three new watches have a steel case and a silver dial.

Whereas the small model is powered by a quartz movement, the medium and large models are powered by a mechanical movement with automatic winding. Ladies' models are equipped with a glossy navy blue strap and the men's model with a half-matt navy blue strap.

The brand

Characterised by audacity and inventiveness, Cartier’s watchmaking history reflects a unique state of mind: “jeweller of kings and king of jewellers”. Its renown is bound up in the tradition of excellence to which it is heir. Cartier was a forerunner in the use of platinum in jewellery and one of the pioneers of watchmaking.

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