Tank Louis Cartier watch, small model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 8971 MC. Case in 18K pink gold set with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds and beaded crown set with one brilliant-cut diamond of 0.47 carats, silvered beaded dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, mineral crystal, strap in shiny burgundy alligator skin, 14 mm double adjustable folding buckle in 18K pink gold. Case dimensions: 29.5 mm x 22.0 mm, 6.8 mm thick. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
Worn by Louis Cartier himself, the “Tank Louis Cartier” watch sets the standard for all Tank watches. To embody Louis Cartier's contribution to “modern style”, later known as Art Deco, the tops of the lugs were rounded in contrast to the previously fashionable rectangular form and proud lines.