The timeless elegance of Cartier Tank Watch
What can you say about a watch which has been sported by none other than Jacquelyn Kennedy, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant and more recently, Michelle Obama? Awesome and classic, isn’t it? At the time when most of the watches included the same circular case, Louis-Francois Cartier introduced to the world its first sleek and geometrically aesthetic wrist watch – the Cartier tank watch.
The Cartier Tank watch was launched during the First World War in1917. Its design was inspired by the sturdily-built new war machine of America: the tank. Soon the signature timepiece of Louis Cartier became the epitome of supreme fashion among the distinguished ladies and gentlemen at home and around the world.
Some of the timeless beauties from Cartier are – Santos, Pasha Seatimer, Tortue, Cartier Tank Francaise and Tank Americaine.
The Cartier Pasha model is one of the earliest water resistant watches (up to 100 meters). The Cartier Pasha watch was named after one of his wealthy clients, the Pasha of Marrakesh, who wanted a watch which he could wear while swimming.
While Cartier watches are known for their high-end designs, its highly innovative deployment folding clasp is still being used by modern watchmakers around the world. Most Cartier watches offer mechanical movement which is either automatic or manual winding, while some models also have quartz movement. Majority of the Cartier watches are water resistant up to 30 meters and some even up to 100 meters.
Cartier watches are the perfect balance of rich designs, top-grade functionality, and unmatched style which is why it’s often sought after in the style of a ladies sport watch. From the moment of their creation till the present day, the Cartier watches are the true testament of timeless aesthetic look and modern spirit. The watch has truly set the standard for modern day watch design.
Guest Blogger: Nina