Cartier Tank Cintrée
Discover the latest series of models created for the 100 years of the Tank collection.
It's the last article about the series of models especially designed for the Tank centenary. After the Tank Louis Cartier with coloured straps, the Tank Française set with diamonds and equipped with a stainless steel strap, and the more sober Tank Américaine, here is the Tank Cintrée squelette.
The Tank Cintrée
Hesitating between square and rectangle, Cartier chose a rectangular form for one of its first watches – the Tank Cintrée, whose curved design hugs the wrist. A functional and aesthetic exercise, this watch was a precursor of the Tank Américaine of the 1980s.
Its powerful shape is delimited by a pair of brancards that structure the whole. With this watch, Cartier achieves a true watchmaking prowess. Two versions – in pink gold or platinum – reveal a skeleton mechanical movement with manual winding 9917 MC that follows the curves of the case. Its transparent design only preserves the bare essentials: the hands, the chemin de fer and the overlapping gears in the background, all contained within the distinctive curve of the Tank Cintrée. Conceived like a work of art, this watch juxtaposes the elegance of a bold aesthetic with a singular, uncommon calibre.
Tank Cintrée platinum and pink gold © Cartier
These two models are limited editions of 100 pieces.
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.Find out more
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