Cartier Tank Francaise watches look clean, precise and disciplined compared to some of the other variations within the family with much softer casework. Their beautifully proportioned dials fit effortlessly inside an almost square case, which is fitted to the very centre of the bracelet to mimic the clean, accurate lines of the design. The original Cartier Tank design took on the rugged properties of the shell-firing Renault tanks during the First World War. Since then, the collection has extended into different family groups – many with elegantly curved edges that soften the overall look of the industrial-inspired timepieces. Yet the Cartier Tank Francaise watches seem to reintroduce sharper lines back in, welcoming the sharper rectangular case with traditional Roman numeral indexes and a sharp, professional chain-link bracelet.
Cartier Tank Francaise watches were fist launched into the market in 1996. As one of the more recent variations, the timepieces are bolder and evoke a confidence on the wrist, with huge presence. Despite the unimposing dimensions of some of the ladies’ wristwatches which only span to diameters for 20mm, the crisp, bold design of the watch certainly makes up for this. Some of the Cartier ladies’ watches have been embellished with lavish, glistening brilliant cut diamonds for the hour markers, and beautiful stainless steel and 18k rose gold bi-colour chain-link bracelets, which undoubtedly bring a touch of glamour to the wrist.
The neat and compact design of the Cartier Tank Francaise watch makes it an ideal choice to take on vacation. A 30 meter water resistance will allow the lady to wear the watch for showering and light water sports during the day. During the night, the Cartier Tank Francaise watch will instantly illuminate a beautiful evening dress and will team effortlessly with matching rose gold, silver, or white gold jewellery pieces to instantly transform a look[.
Cartier Tank Francaise watches for men are presented in 28mm diameters which fill the wrist sufficiently, securing with a foldable clasp on the underside. Unisex versions can be found in the 25mm versions. Designed with the same Roman indexes on a silver flinque dial, the watches have universal appeal and will be enjoyed by ladies and gents who consider themselves true Cartier watch enthusiasts. Some of the larger Cartier Tank Francaise watches have been fitted with a powerful self winding mechanical movement – the Calibre 120, and feature a date aperture positioned at the 6 o’clock location, dressed against a clean background for optimum readability. The smaller, ladies versions are equipped with a reliable quartz movement.
Although many popular watch brands could stake a claim that their designs are timeless, very few could live up to that expectation with an entire family chain of designs, all of which demonstrate the same profound quality, whilst offering a little something different with each design. Cartier Tank Francaise watches will never tire of that classic military-inspired design. Their distinct dials and pronounced case innovations will serve Cartier fans long into the future, with daily companions that continue to ooze luxury and opulence on the wrist.