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.
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.
An essential development was the automated 1904MC caliber that premiered in 2011. A thin automatic caliber with 48 hours of power book, featuring the time with a subsidiary seconds dial @ 6 along with also a date complication. Cartier Watches 3578 Replica made certain that it had enough differences in comparison to the majority of the foundation movements offered by ETA. The ‘Calibre de Cartier’ was the first watch which was powered with all the 1904MC, but soon after Cartier began using the grade as the foundation for a variety of Chronographs and Perpetual Calendar calibers.The brand new Calibre Diver, that was launched last year, is powered with the 1904MC. For a diver watch that’s really flat, compared to — for example — the renowned Rolex Submariner which has a height of 12,5mm or the Rolex Sea-Dweller DeepSea that steps 17,68mm. The sapphire crystal that is 1.2mm thicker than that of the standard ‘Calibre de Cartier’ model, makes sure that it may defy the water resistance of 300m, which is the same as the Submariner and greater compared to 100m water resistance of Panerai models in precisely the same cost category.A watch that directly required advantage from the technologies of this ID-ONE is that the Astro Tourbillon Carbon Crystal that was introduced in 2013, at a limited edition of 50 pieces. This fresh ‘Astro Tourbillon Carbon Crystal’ was released at a Niobium titanium case, a lightweight and non-magnetic metal, that resists corrosion, shocks and scratches also it has the carbon escapement of the ID-ONE.
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.
Small and medium model of the Tank Française © Cartier