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Cartier Tank Française

To celebrate the centenary of its Tank collection, Cartier launched two new Tank Française models.

2017 is an important year for the Tank collection which celebrates its centenary. The brand took this opportunity to add four series of new models: Tank Française, Tank Américaine, Tank Cintrée Skeleton and Tank Louis Cartier. On Monday September 25, we presented the six new Tank Louis Cartier and today, let's discover the Tank Française watches.

Specific features

When created in 1996, the Tank Française transformed the stylistic features of the Tank watches. The case was attached to a metal bracelet, thereby reconfiguring the design of the side brancards, dial with Roman numerals, “rail-track” minute circle, sword-shaped hands and faceted winding crown adorned with a sapphire cabochon.

The shape asserts itself in the curved case and bracelet, which form a seamless continuity of lines, volume and material. Its geometry is simultaneously softened and strengthened by bevelled brancards and the concave curves of the links: radical lines produced by watchmaking finishes. This practical yet attractive wristwatch has now been liberated, free to combine the purity of steel with a diamond setting.

The 2017 Tank Française

The new models are available in two sizes: a small one (25.20 mm x 20.30 mm x 6.15 mm) and a medium one (30.40 mm x 25.05 mm x 6.65 mm). Equipped with a quartz movement, these watches have a stainless steel case set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds, a silver dial and a steel strap, typical of the Tank Française.

Tank Française

Small and medium model of the Tank Française © Cartier

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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