Cartier Tank Watch
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A timeless piece of modern watchmaking, Cartier’s Tank watch is an icon that never ceases to renew itself.
Created by Louis Cartier in 1917, the Tank watch is an icon of modern watchmaking. The reﬁned design of this wristwatch, combining geometry and harmony, deﬁnes its strong identity. Immediately recognizable and always in step with the times, the Tank watch has been reinterpreted for more than a century through multiple variations that are forever faithful to the spirit of the original design, from the Tank Cintrée to the Tank Chinoise, and from the Tank Américaine to the Tank Française.
Featuring extensive archival documents along with previously unpublished photographs, this volume explores, through the passionate pen of a true connoisseur, the most signiﬁcant Tank watches and their technical characteristics. The author also presents portraits of famous clients who, over time, have been seduced by this timeless timepiece.
Augmented with a chapter on new models created since 2017, this new edition offers a journey into the heart of the myth.
About The Author
An esteemed professional with fifty years of experience in the luxury industry, Franco Cologni is president of the eponymous Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte dedicated to métiers d’art and cofounder of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship. He has authored numerous reference works on watchmaking and jewelry, including The Mastery of Time and The Beauty of Time.