Cartier, a fashion powerhouse originating in 1847, has gifted the world some of the most unique, eclectic, and fascinating pieces of jewellery. Not only this, but Cartier is responsible for the first example of the pilot’s watch, the Cartier Santos Dumont, which saw flight in 1906. This incredible feat saw Cartier enter the world of horology and continue producing pieces that are still cherished to this day.
Inspired by the Renault Tanks in WW1, a French Jeweller took the most prominent characteristic of a tank and integrated it into a timepiece. This is how the first generation of Cartier Tank (Normale) came to be. The name is self-explanatory although the case of the Tank resembles the tracks of a Renault Tank.
This particular Cartier Tank is the successor to the Tank Normale, known as the Tank Louis. Carrying over the instantly recognisable Art Deco heritage of Normale, we see the Roman numeral hour markers featured with the date window at 3 o’clock. The 18-carat yellow gold case is perfectly proportioned. With a size of 25 millimetres, it wears wonderfully either casually or formally. Perfect fit is ensured as this piece comes with the original bourbon brown Cartier leather band with its solid 18 carat Cartier buckle.
- Dial Colour: White
- Glass: Sapphire Crystal
- Movement: Quartz
- Water Resistance: To Manufacturers Specifications
- Case: 18 Carat Yellow Gold
- Buckle Metal: 18 Carat Yellow Gold
- Strap: Leather with 18 Carat Yellow Gold Cartier Buckle.
- Case Size Approximately: 34 mm x 24 mm x 6 mm
- Fits Wrist Size Adjustable up to 18cm
Vintage, in working order, and wear is consistent with age.
Great to Know
This Cartier Tank Louis belongs to our treasure trove of strongly sustainable, ethical, environmentally friendly, and conflict-free jewellery. It lives in our carefully curated collection of one of a kind vintage jewellery pieces. A vintage piece of jewellery has many stories to tell. Tales of romance, love, family, happiness and sometimes loss and endurance. Handed down from person to person, generation to generation. The Cartier Tank Louis is a piece of wonderful history.
Behind the Scenes
Every alluring piece of jewellery chosen to take the stage in our unrivalled collection has been thoroughly assessed by Sarina, our Head of Jewellery Design and Curation. Sarina is an exceptionally qualified and accomplished gemmologist and registered jewellery valuer with over 20 years of experience in the jewellery industry.
Please note all watch sales are final and we do not accept returns, however, we will happily exchange within 7 days of purchase pending our assessment of the watch.