An icon of a certain lifestyle, somewhere between classic and casual, the design of the Tank Américaine has evolved. A subtle transformation for a watch with curves and an identity of its own. Heir to the Tank Cintrée dating back to 1921, the Tank Américaine watch belongs to the extended family of Tank designs. It has the same aesthetic codes, the same purity of line, and the same accuracy of proportions that have allowed it to stand the test of time.
Launched in 1988, it unveiled a curved rectangular case, a more compact shape, and more rounded brancards (sides), which Cartier has now revolutionised with this brand new version. A new approach, both aesthetic and ergonomic, that revitalises the ultra-profiled lines of the watch. The purity of its form is further reinforced by the style of the dial and the flawless integration of the brancards into the extension of the strap.
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The new Tank Américaine comes in three sizes: mini, small, and large, and in two metals, pink gold and steel. If you want, you can add diamonds or a bracelet to the mini and small pink gold Américaines. There’s also a mini white gold bracelet with a lot of diamonds that really steals our eyes.
An expression of effortless chic, with a dial that moulds to the curve of the wrist, the Tank Américaine is linked to American culture, embodying its values of freedom and style. Like all Tanks, it is timeless. It has been worn by many in Hollywood and will be appreciated by generations of aesthetes to come.
Equipped with the new Manufacture 1899 MC, a self-winding mechanical movement for slimmer cases. Dubbed after Cartier’s opening year of its historic 13 rue de la Paix boutique, this special movement is used only for the Tank Americaine collection.
Measuring only 9 mm wide and 3.63 mm in height, the automatic calibre 1899 has a 38-hour power reserve and a frequency of 4 Hz. Consisting of 158 components and 24 rubies, Cartier decorates the petite new calibre with Côte de Genève, although this remains out of sight due to the solid caseback.
This movement is 9 mm wide and 3.63 mm in height, beats at 4 Hz, and has a 38-hour power reserve. Constructed of 158 parts and 24 jewels, this tiny calibre is decorated with Côte de Genève, which you can see when you open the case back since it’s a solid caseback.
No matter which version it is, the watch celebrates the casual chic spirit of a continent on American time. Discover the Cartier timepiece collections online or locate The Time Place boutique near you for a visit.