Originally dubbed the Cintrée, this thin, elongated case first observed in 1921 mimics a person's wrist. In 1989
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Originally dubbed the Cintrée, this thin, elongated case first observed in 1921 mimics a person's wrist. In 1989 Cartier re-introduced this case shape under the nomenclature replica breitling bentley Tank Américaine, named as such because this watch is believed to live somewhere between a formal and casual setting. In other words, a very “American” way of being, according to Cartier. The Tank Américaine is still in production today and early/rare examples are highly sought after. The Tank Basculante I bet you’ve seen one of these before, thought it was cool, but didn’t know it had a name or its own following. The Tank Basculante was first patented in 1932, and its fold-over replica breitlin navitimer case make it one of the most interesting of all Tanks. This is one of my favorite of all vintage Cartier pieces. The Tank Oblique dates to 1963 and features a slightly rotated dial. But it’s more than just the dial, it’s as if someone pulled the upper right hand corner higher and the case stretched into a parallelogram. There has been a re-make or two of these and I happen to think they make excellent dress watches. This is the one you all know, and well, likely don’t really love repiica cartier santos. It was launched in 1996, and is surely one of Cartier's most iconic designs. Still, if there was one absolutely ubiquitous Cartier timepiece, it’s the Tank Française. It’s beautiful, (relatively) affordable, and a true icon, but at best, ETA-powered, at worst, quartz. 'Nuff said.