Louis Cartier created the Tank watch in 1917. A legend was born. The first prototype was presented as a gift to General Pershing some years before the watch was introduced into the market in 1919. The lugs blend seamlessly into the bare edges of the flat vertical brancards, giving the watch its unique aesthetic. The clean, crisp lines have proved hugely popular with a free-spirited, elegant clientèle. The now-iconic Tank watch has inspired countless variations, yet managed to preserve its distinctive identity.
Tank Américaine watch, large model, mechanical movement with automatic winding. Case in steel, octagonal crown set with a synthetic blue spinel, silvered dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, strap in semi-matte black alligator skin, 18 mm adjustable folding buckle. Case size: 26.60 mm x 45.10 mm, thickness: 9.65 mm. Water-resistant to 30 meters.