For the Tank’s centennial anniversary, Cartier unveiled a number of new models of the iconic design while the rest of the U.S. headed into the holiday weekend.
By Logan R. Baker
For 100 years the Cartier Tank has graced wrists across the world, its particular rectangular dimensions having been reserved for style icons and trendsetters. Diana, Princess of Wales, Yves Saint-Laurent, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis—and yes, even Kim Kardashian—have been seen sporting the timepiece for decades. So for the design’s centennial it only made sense for the brand to unveil a overhauled version of the Tank Americaine—originally introduced in 1989—in stainless steel that opens up the iconic model to a whole new consumer.
The original Tank Americaine was an elongated version of the watch with a curved case that complemented the wearer’s wrist size and shape. While it was always a sportier take on the more classic dress iteration, this year’s introduction in stainless steel fully embraces a more casual and modern lifestyle. The Americaine comes in three sizes: 34.8 mm x 18 mm, 41.6 mm x 22.6 mm, and 45.1 x 26.6 mm.
With no seconds hand, the smaller model varies slightly in design from the other two and is the only one powered by a quartz movement. The larger two both feature automatic movements (with further details to be announced).
The small model is priced at $4,000, the medium at $5,100, and the large at $5,750. Visit Cartier for more information and keep your eyes peeled for more news to come about the Tank’s big year.