Many high-end watch brands have created its military wristwatches, but only few designers could get rid of the limitations and turn the rough into a distinctive style, giving a new interpretation on Military. It has been 100 years since the launch of the classic copy Cartier Tank. With the design of Louis Cartier, the founding smart talent of Cartier, the Tank is gentle and elegant, being regarded as the most peaceful “tank ” in the world. After a century, this Tank has derived a lot of beautiful models, continuously exploring the changing possibilities of military.
If all the tank are made by Cartier, we would have time to live in peace, said by Jean-Charles De Castelbajac. The 100 years special edition includes the Cartier Tank Américaine made from stainless steel and Tank Cintrée made from 18K rose gold. Tank Cintrée is the prototype of Américaine which was released in 1921, being the hot spot with the curved case that is fitting the wrist well. The Cartier imitation with rose gold case features a skeleton dial. The skeletonised and curved movement follows the shape of the case, embodying the highest level of watchmaking craftsmanship perfectly.
Tank Américaine was released in 1989, continuing to adopt the curved rectangle design of the case, adding a lively and dynamic style on this model. The knockoff watch with steel case has been equipped with an automatic movement. While the blue leather strap makes it look much gentler.