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 Watches Mtwtfss Replica 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.
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.
Component of the Tank’s history is that the many important 20th century characters who have worn it. We won’t (can not) list them all here, but monarchs, politicians, and true icons of sports and music have aided the tank reach its status and are testament to its success. These weren’t “brand ambassadors” as we understand them today, but true fans of the watch – or people simply following a fashion, like Andy Warhol, that apparently did not keep it wound onto his wrist.Cartier Tank watches have included a selection of movements above their background, and the oldest versions used manually wound Jaeger movements. The very first Cartier 81 Watch Movement Replica Tanks were somewhat stouter than the absolutely (in my opinion) refined proportions of the Tank we understand today, best exemplified by the Tank Louis Cartier which has been first introduced in 1922. I’ve been not able to pinpoint precisely when the predominance of Breguet pomme-style palms gave way to the sword-shaped hands most prevalent on Cartier watches today. Though technically a more recent model, the contemporary Cartier Tank Solo XL is similar in layout to the Tank Louis Cartier and does a fantastic job, I believe, of representing its heritage.Cartier’s present Tank collection includes six versions: Anglaise, Americaine, Française, Louis Cartier, MC, and Solo. Yet again, that the Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic in steel onto a leather strap reflects the brand’s most economical mechanical men’s watch. For the record, the cheapest men’s watch overall is no, not the quartz Tank Solo, but the Cartier Ronde Solo quartz watch observed below at about $2,600. Having a 36mm-wide (6.6mm-thick) steel instance (30m water-resistant), the Cartier Ronde Solo quartz watch is small for a lot of modern men’s tastes but is easy, without fuss, and offers a lot what many people need from Cartier.
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.