When Louis Cartier created the Cartier Tank watch in 1917, it became a legend. With its lugs blending seamlessly into flat vertical brancards, its aesthetic form transforms into a unique timepiece. While this iconic watch has countless variations to date, it has still managed to preserve its distinctive identity. Famous first ladies who are spotted wearing this watch include USA’s First Lady Michelle Obama, USA ex-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and the late British Princess Diana.
Cartier Tank Francaise
The Cartier Tank Francaise W51008Q3 consists of a Swiss quartz movement calibre 057, armed with sapphire crystal scratch-resistant dial window and beautiful black roman numerals. An elegant timepiece, this rectangle beauty stainless steel case measures a diameter of 20mm and a mere thickness of only 6mm! Ladies who adorn this watch will love it as it is feels light on their hands. Cartier fans will also notice that a blue spinel cabochon, which acts as its octagonal crown, adds a distinctive touch to this timepiece.
The off-white dial boasts bold black Roman numerals that are easy to the eyes when glancing to read time. The hour and minute hands consists of blue-steel-sword-shaped design that runs above the quality beige color face dial. Cartier ensures that its Cartier Tank Francaise quality is sturdy and well-made with its brushed steel bracelet that is polished too.
Cartier made this Tank Francaise W51008Q3 a smaller version that features thin curved steel case. Now this means that not only did Cartier make this watch a stylish blend of strength and beauty but also it’s a perfection of thinness to the maximum. So when ladies are wearing this beauty, they can testify that they will not feel any sense of burdensome on their hands as this Tank wraps comfortably around the wrist.
The hidden deployment clasp is made from polished stainless steel silver. One of the most notable features of this watch is its octagonal crown, decorated with a blue spinel cabochon, that adds a distinctive touch.
As a watch fan that has a soft spot for distinct color on crowns, I believe this elegant timepiece will stand out, for you ladies, when you adorn it on your wrist when gracing important events.
While Cartier Tank has a 30m water resistant and is able to withstand splashes or brief immersion in water, it is advisable not to wear it for swimming. In my opinion, this Tank Francaise is not only a legend born symbolic watch by Cartier but also a first class prestigious timepiece that have been endorsed by a few prominent world First Ladies on their wrist.