The Cartier Tank. An iconic costume watch born from WWI and the thoughts of Louis Cartier. The Tank watch has blasted via its historical past changing into an iconic watch worn by everybody from Mohammed Ali to Jackie Kennedy.
Sadly, we dont all have a number of hundreds of kilos to spend on a Cartier Tank. However nonetheless have that Tank itch to scrach. That is the place this Tank is available in…. Aquired from Ebay for beneath £100. However is all of it I hope it to be?
Nicely completely sure! This classic tank has all of the attraction of the Cartier with these Catherdral arms, roman numerals, gold case and a evenly patinaed dial. It even has just a little blue cabachon on the crown. Concerning the dimensions of the case it’s 20mm x 25mm. Some might argue that’s positively microscopic and maybe even a girls watch. While sure these measurements are tiny particularly in comparison with my 42/44mm SuperOcean it offers this watch while understated a dressy apprearance permitting it to slide effortlessly beneath a shirt cuff. This dimension together with its sleekness makes it the proper companion to extra formal seems to be whether or not that be a Go well with or Night Put on – We would quickly do a lookbook.
It’s powered by the hand-wound ETA 2512-1, a sturdy motion created in the course of the peak of the quartz disaster as staunch opposition to the battery pushed craze. It has a reasonably spectacular 40hr energy reserve and runs at solely +5/6 Seconds a day. A Swiss made guide wind watch with tank styling and from a household owned model… All for beneath £100. Unbeatable.
This watch while small actually packs a punch and fills my Cartier Tank formed gap – For the time being at the least. It fills its position completely of a Costume Watch. Its slender profile and minute case offers it class and substance – I couldn’t nicely put on my Superocean with a Tux now might I?