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Cartier’s Tank MC - A Masculine Expression of Elegance

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June 2013


It’s the timeless Tank model in its most masculine version ever – featuring an almost square-shaped dial. It’s a tribute by Cartier watchmaking to the modern dandy and to elegance, in the perfection of its straight lines, its natural curvature and the harmony of its geometry.

A self-winding watch with the first movement produced by the Cartier Manufacture, the 1904 MC, with its oscillating weight and beautiful mechanism visible through the sapphire case back.

Tank MC Skeleton Watch in palladium, calibre 9611 MC
Tank MC Skeleton Watch in palladium, calibre 9611 MC
Tank MC Watch, self-winding mechanical Manufacture movement, calibre 1904 MC-PS
Tank MC Watch, self-winding mechanical Manufacture movement, calibre 1904 MC-PS
Tank MC Watch, self-winding mechanical Manufacture movement, calibre 1904 MC-PS
Tank MC Watch, self-winding mechanical Manufacture movement, calibre 1904 MC-PS

This variation on the famous Tank rectangle offers a generous time display on a large dial with a wide breadth that creates the illusion of a square. It makes a strongly masculine impression, energised by the addition of small seconds that gives the dial serious watchmaking allure.

And it still carries the iconic Tank look with its guilloché dial, striking rail-track and Roman numerals (black on white or white on black). Cartier has developed this perfect style equation in several versions: an all-steel or pink gold case, white or chocolate dial, diamond-set or skeletonised.

Source: Cartier