Tank Cintrée Skeleton watch, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 9917 MC. Platinum case, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, blued-steel sword-shaped hands. Black alligator-skin strap, 18K white gold double adjustable folding buckle. Hours and Minutes. Skeletonized and curved movement following the shape of the case, the barrel and the balance are inclined so they can follow the shape of the movement. Individually numbered movement consisting of 142 parts including 21 jewels. Movement length: 33.75 mm, movement width: 19.60 mm, movement thickness: 3.84 mm, frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 60 hours. Mineral crystal, sapphire case back. Case thickness: 8 mm. Not water-resistant.
Louis Cartier created the Tank watch in 1917. A legend was born. The first prototype was presented as a gift to General Pershing some years before the watch was introduced into the market in 1919. The lugs blend seamlessly into the bare edges of the flat vertical brancards, giving the watch its unique aesthetic. The clean, crisp lines have proved hugely popular with a free-spirited, elegant clientèle. The now-iconic Tank watch has inspired countless variations, yet managed to preserve its distinctive identity.