Cartier Tank Louis watches are legendary designs. Seen sporting the iconic model, was Angelina Jolie, who combined it with an elegant black top and jacket combo for a sophisticated look that complimented the yellow gold bezel of the timepiece, effortlessly.
This is not the first time that wristwatches from the prestigious Cartier Tank collection have been seen donned to the wrist of famous world icons. Princess Diana was known to appreciate the style and look of the Tank watch, as was Jackie Kennedy – both of whom have made great impact with their elegant style that so many others have since tried to replicate.
The Cartier Tank Louis watch is presented in a rectangular frame and from a distance conveys these beautiful chunky side panels in 18k yellow gold. The design remains faithful to the original Cartier Tank series introduced during the First World War, with a design that took inspirational cues from the military shell-shooting Renault tanks and their rugged, fierce aesthetics. Today members of the Cartier Tank family are slightly softened at the edges to provide more of a universal appeal to ladies as much as gentlemen.
The silver dials of the Cartier Tank Louis watch are nicely complimented by their bold Roman numeral hour indexes. The black silver combination is balanced by a set of blue steeled central hands craved into the famous sword shape, adding a splash of colour into the design that teams beautifully with the brown alligator strap.
Cartier watches are developed to balance comfort with quality and style effortlessly. The designs of the Tank Louis range are fitted with brown alligator straps for a traditional feel to the timepieces. They secure with a matching 18k yellow gold ardillon buckle which adds a touch of luxury to the design, whilst fastening quickly for efficiency when on the go during a busy day. Those who decide not to accompany their wrist with a Cartier Tank Louis watch every day of the week, will find the timepiece particularly useful when wanting to add elegance and sophistication to a smart evening suit or a breathtaking black dress on those special occasions. The timepiece will match accompanying jewellery in gold or yellow gold finishes, including a smart pair of gentleman’s cufflinks, for example.
The smaller sized wristwatches from the Tank Louis collection are fitted with a quartz movement and the larger variations have been adorned with a subtle date aperture at the third hour. Glancing in through a crisp window made from sapphire crystal glass, has been made a complete delight, with a lens that has been treated with the brand’s anti reflective and scratch resistant technology.
The Cartier Tank Louis watch was worn by Louis Cartier himself. Its proud, clean lines and distinct rectangular form sets benchmarks for all Cartier Tank watches of the future. The design of the watch is assertive yet modest, with rounded lug tops that introduce a classic Cartier strap to adorn to the wrist with utmost pride. The style of the Cartier Tank Louis embodies the designer’s contribution to the Art Deco era, and beholds the history and philosophy of the brand’s success to date.