us Watch: 18 kt yellow gold ladies Cartier Tank Louis; featuring a white dial with black Roman numerals . Powered by a Quartz analogue movement housed in a 2 piece screwed down case. Attached to an original Cartier black alligator strap with Cartier ardulon buckle
Width: 22.5 mm
Length: 30.65 mm
The original Cartier tank was created by Louis Cartier in 1917, and inspired by the Renault tanks which Cartier saw in use on the Western Front or the first world war, The prototype watch was presented by Cartier to General John Pershing of the American Expeditionary Force.
The Tank was introduced into the collection in 1918, and entered full production in 1919, when a total of six pieces were built. Since its inception, countless variations of the watch have been released by Cartier, including the Tank Louis in 1922, tThe defining features of a tank watch include its bold Roman numeral dial with a chemin de fer chapter ring, sword-shaped blued steel hands, and a sapphire cabochon surmounted crown.
The Tank has become one of the most highly coveted and copied wristwatches of all time, and has graced the wrists of Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, and Yves Saint Laurent, amongst countless others.