Cartier TANK Replica watches was born in 1917, with bold and innovative rectangular case opened a series of legend. Case and strap seamlessly become one, and compact lines of precision modeling, its free spirit and elegant temperament, it not only become a popular design, but also become the darling of each generation of celebrities.
“In 1994, the French fashion master Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in” Figaro Madame “magazine, with a hand-painted Tank watch (in addition to the world) , To express its high respect for this classic watch. According to the first World War when the Renault tank as a blueprint, both sides of the vertical lugs on behalf of the track, the case is the tank cockpit main body, has been in the watch industry smooth ride a hundred years. By celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Tank series in 2017, let’s take a look at the timetable of the timeless classic.
In 1994, the French fashion master Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in “Figaro Madame” magazine hand-painted Tank watch, and wrote, “If all the tanks are made by Cartier, we should enjoy worry-free life and world peace!”
Study Cartier Cartier’s “Tank” Tank watch, the heart will always emerge from senior watch experts and writers Franco Cologni For Cartier brand founder Louis-François Cartier’s comment: “Aesthetics and modernity, Louis Cartier is committed to integration These two words, leaving these two words, we can not understand the beginning of the Cartier watch.
In 1917, even in the war of France, I believe that Mr. Louis Cartier in the creation of the first Tank watch, the heart is still calmly embrace the two words, will create this after a hundred years, still deep for the world Love the classic watches. If the Santos watch to open the history of the watch belongs to the chapter of the watch, so that Cartier this brand was born, then the advent of Tank watch, certainly for Cartier to lay a solid foundation to make it grow up to help the greatest.
Cartier brand founder Louis-François Cartier
In the second half of 1916, coincides with the time of the first World War war, Mr. Louis Cartier from the French media concerned about the nearby Somme battle, every day for the British and French soldiers in the front of the heroic deeds of shock. September, that the front line began to use a new heavy armored vehicles, award-winning, people excited, Louis Cartier from the local L’Illustration “pictorial cover, see this was named” Le Tank ” Huge land “fearless warships”, he found around the car on both sides of the track, it is the tank break trenches ditch, the most powerful weapon, so germination of the creation of Tank watch heart.
1935 Tank Cintrée Design
Louis with a keen sense of intuition and the pursuit of aesthetics and technology, and finally in 1917 to produce TANK watch, and laid its watchmaking history undoubtedly lofty status. Watch a strong design from the popular rounded curve was completely changed, to create a unique design. Legend of the brand in December 1918 after the victory of the first world war, the first batch of Tank watch a few, donated to the US Expeditionary Force, went to the European front support John Pershing generals and his subordinate officers.
General John Pershing
Mr. Louis Cartier to square dial TANK constitute the main body, and then add both sides of the track as important lines, and the length of the track to form the part of the ear. Seemingly simple structure, but it is an important milestone in the history of the development of watches. Before the war Cartier produced Santos, Tortue and Tonneau bottle-shaped watch, are used by Santos created by the linear ear structure. And since the birth of the Tank watch, how to stabilize the ear face of a major problem finally resolved. Today, both from the structural or aesthetic point of view, the ear and the case are already difficult to separate one.
Solid foundation derived from many family elites
In fact, Tank watch in the history of the clock and the status of the global market, has been able to always fall in the hundred years the biggest reason, because it is itself set all the classic elements in one masterpiece. Radial Roman numerals, blue steel pointer, track-type minute scale ring, track-like vertical lugs, as well as crown on the round sapphire, every detail is classic. To 1917 original style Tank watch to extend the development, Cartier also continued after the development of a wide variety, each significant style, and men and women are suitable for wearing a series of cheap replica watches. One of the most familiar should be Tank Louis Cartier in 1922, Tank Américane in 1989, Tank Française in 1996, Tank Solo in 2004, Tank Anglaise in 2012 and Tank MC in 2013.
Art Deco Tank Louis Cartier (also known as Tank LC), the original name “round Tank watch (Tank bords arrondis)”, named it with other family members of the different features: the end of the ear And the edge is more rounded soft; Tank Américane’s curved case, drawing from Tank Cintrée, rectangular case to curvature larger, more slender, and the use of more modern flat octagonal crown, in terms of technology it is Brand the first arc of the waterproof watch. A birth is with a metal strap Tank Française, like a bracelet and watch the body, a closer look will be found, vertical lugs in fact some of the micro-concave, arc outline of the three-dimensional effect of the line.
Tank Solo can be said to Tank L.C. extended out of the entry section, stainless steel watch faithfully inherited all the Tank watch aesthetic elements, in the table, vertical lugs and bezel is more flat. Commonly known as the “British tank” Tank Anglaise, more reflects the characteristics of the new generation of Tank watch: case and the table into one, in the front of the watch can be more clearly see the crown protection frame, and its large models more Is the first carrying only self-made 1904 MC self-winding movement of the watch. The same use of self-made movement of the Tank MC, in the dial to add a small seconds, but also a very strong visual effect of the hollow table models.
Tank Solo series listed in 2017
Everyone loves the TANK watch
From Gary Cooper to Madonna, from Srila Raleigh to Catherine Denny, the TANK watch is regarded as a self-evident fashion sign. Since the advent of works, has been full of free spirit of the ladies and men deeply fascinated. They are still immersed in the watch to watch the simple design and harmony lines; or compared to its symbolic position, but the unique shape of the favorite plus. They have vision, feel the unique charm of the watch, and thus naturally with the establishment of a special emotion. All kinds of spread of anecdotes and records, fully embodies the charm of TANK watch.
Alain Delon found himself and the director Jean-Pierre Melville wearing the same watch during the film “Un Flicie” (Un Flic) TANK Arrondie series Watch.
Jacqueline Kennedy wear TANK watch
French fashion designer – Yves Saint Laurent (Yves Saint Laurent) put on his TANK watch.
French famous actress Catherine Deneuve (Caesar Dani Fu) wearing a tank watch, 1984.
Andy Warhol (ANDY WARHOL) – 1975, the famous American painter, popular arts legend, New York celebrity Andy Warhol has a unique talent, he wear TANK watch never for its chain. He admitted in an interview: “I wear TANK watch, not to view the time … …”
Princess Diana wears her TANK watch.