Reference Number: W5200026
Case Material: 18K Pink Gold and Stainless Steel
Case Size: 31mm x 40.85mm
Price: AU $12,800
The Tank is Cartier’s flagship collection. Inspired by the top-down view of an army tank, it is somewhat poetic that a harsh and brash piece of military equipment would inspire an elegant and iconic wristwatch. The rose gold case fake Cartier Tank W5200026 family encompasses various models, but all share the same case design in that the case sides extend into the lugs – like the tracks of a tank.
The blue hands replica Cartier Tank Solo is a more accessible model within the Tank family, and this XL model, presented on a brown alligator-skin strap and finished in 18K rose gold and stainless steel, is quintessential Cartier. What’s more, you also get a self-winding automatic movement, important, because the majority of the Tank Solo collection is given quartz movements, making this somewhat of a specialty.
Reference Number: W5200028
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Size: 31mm x 40.85mm
Price: AU $5,750
What we haven’t yet featured, is a Cartier Tank W5200028 copy with steel case on a stainless steel bracelet. Let us put an end to that, with a prime example of how accessible Cartier watches can be. The name alone will no doubt conjure up connotations of high prices and unattainability. But in this Tank Solo, complete with mechanical automatic movement, you get a gorgeous timepiece that will happily take pride of place in any well-rounded collection.
Cartier replica is known for many things, but in recent years its range of vintage watches has become a must-have for those in the know in both the fashion and horology worlds. Over the years, we’ve seen Kanye West don the Salvador Dalí-esque Cartier Crash, while legends such as Andy Warhol, Steve McQueen, Muhammad Ali, and Princess Diana were all known for wearing the quintessential Tank by Cartier.
Now, you can join that exclusive club thanks to Harry Fane of Obsidian Gallery fame and Dover Street Market London, as the two have come together to commission six rare and vintage Swiss made copy Cartier timepieces in both men’s and women’s styles.
Leading the pack is a c.1980 Cartier Tank replica watches with diamonds case, which sees the iconic Tank design complete with À Bords Arrondis (with rounded edges) and a body crafted from 18k yellow gold. On top of this is a body encrusted with diamonds — a stylistic choice popular in the late ’60s and onwards — and a diamond winder. The impeccably presented model is finished with a dark brown crocodile-embossed leather strap, and is rounded out by its blue hands that are a signature of the Cartier brand.
Joining this is the Cartier Tank “Automatique,” also known as the “Tank Jumbo.” It was the first Tank to feature an automatic movement and is distinguished by its bump on the rear case that houses the movement without compromising its timeless elegance, and stands as a rare timepiece in the Cartier legacy. Made exclusively in the 1970s, this iteration comes straight out of 1975 and is the most expensive on offer from Harry Fane and DSML, costing approximately $26,000 USD.
Elsewhere, we see other slices of history such as the Cartier/Piaget Tank Wristwatch. In the ’60s and ’70s, Cartier copy teamed up with other watchmakers such as Audemars Piguet, Bueche Girod, Vacheron Constantin, and in this case, Piaget, in a bid to combine the two house’s aesthetics and broaden its client reach — as you know, watch fans are loyal to their favorite brands.
Rounding out the selection is a cheap copy Cartier Lady’s Tank LC Wristwatch, which comes from 1975 but even to this day the design remains unchanged since it first released in 1922. There’s also a London-produced Cartier Baignoire from 1972 that’s distinguished by its unique 18k gold oval shape, beaded winder with a sapphire cabochon, and blued “Èpée” hands. Lastly, Harry Fane and DSML offer a Cartier Lady’s Blue Enamel And Gold Bracelet Wristwatch, also known as the “Petite Tank Rectangle.”