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The Cartier Tank is an iconic, symbolic standard for contemporary design. It was one of the first wristwatches conceived for style over function. The aesthetic of the model draws inspiration from the Renault tanks produced by the French during the First World War. With over years of production, there have been countless variations of the Tank, each iconic in their own right. Buying a Cartier Tank watch means owning one of the most instantly recognizable and significant watch designs of the modern era.
Cartier is regarded as one of the most prestigious jewellery manufacturers in the world. Louis ran the Paris branch, moving to the Rue de la Paix in He was responsible for some of the company's most celebrated designs, such as the mystery clocks a type of clock with a transparent dial and so named because its mechanism is hidden , fashionable wristwatches and exotic orientalist Art Deco designs, including the colorful "Tutti Frutti" jewels. In , the Brazilian pioneer aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to his friend Louis Cartier of the unreliability and impracticality of using pocket watches while flying. Cartier designed a flat wristwatch with a distinctive square bezel.
C artier is widely recognized for changing the way the world looks at fine watchmaking. In the early 20th century, Louis Cartier created the first wristwatch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a pioneering aviator who complained he had trouble checking his pocket watch while flying. In its watch manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Cartier continues this tradition of creativity and watchmaking excellence, reconciling bold case shapes and designs with complex, innovative movements. Subscribe to be notified by email when items that match your interest become available.