When Louis Cartier designed the Tank watch in 1917, Europe was at war. It is said images of the newly introduced Renault tanks on the Western Front inspired the spare lines and proportions of the Swiss made replica Cartier UK. Form and function were balanced with inspired creativity, resulting in the pared-back elegance of a shape somewhere between a square and a rectangle—a radical departure from the ornate rounded shapes of the perfect fake Cartier watch’s contemporaries.
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Worn by the founder himself, the AAA copy Tank Louis Cartier, released in 1922, retained the classic influences of the original—the Roman numerals, the ‘rail track’ minute scale, the sapphire cabochon—while introducing a striking rectangular dial, an alligator-skin strap and rounded ‘horns’ (strap attachments). Blued-steel hands shaped like swords and a strap buckle in 18-karat gold completed the look.
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