2012: Never Stop Tank

Tank Anglaise

The Tank Anglaise watch: a logical progression

The Watch Quote™ - January 28th, 2012



Paris, London and New York. 1847, 1902 and 1909. The Cartier brothers wasted no time in setting out to conquer the world. The entire Cartier back catalogue is coloured by this quest to open up to the international stage. The story of the House’s iconic Tank watch typifies the pattern: following in the footsteps of the Tank Américaine and Tank Française, the Tank Anglaise was a logical progression.



The Tank Anglaise watch is pure, distilled Tank. Featuring a concentrated form and emboldened lines, the fortified design offers proportion to spare. Cartier pairs this generous, ample volume with characteristic Tank features such as the bracelet seamlessly incorporated into the case, Roman numerals, chemin-de-fer chapter ring, and blued-steel sword-shaped hands. The signature parallel brancards now house the winding crown, which is perfectly streamlined.



The watch marks a milestone in the pursuit of pared-down design. With a winding mechanism that blends seamlessly into the brancard, the Tank Anglaise seemingly follows to the letter the aesthetic demands of Louis Cartier in his quest for streamlined design. The form stands as an intelligible, coherent whole; yet when the watch is tilted to the side, the winding mechanism comes into view, treating the knowing eye to a glimpse of the wheel of a tank.

The Tank Anglaise watch is available in three ladies’ and men’s sizes in three colours of gold. The large models are powered by the Manufacture 1904 MC movement, visible through the open back.

The story of the Tank continues to be written, never to stop

Never Stop Tank


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Tank Anglaise white Gold

Large model



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Case :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold
Case dimensions
Width:36.2 mm
Height:47 mm
Thickness:9.82 mm
Middle :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold
Flinqué dial:lacquered silver
Glass:sapphire
Water-resistance:30 metres / 100 feet / 3 bars
Bracelet :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold
Clasp :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold
Movement :Self-winding manufacture mechanical movement, calibre 1904 MC

Tank Anglaise pink Gold brilliant-cut diamonds

Small model



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Case :in 18-carat pink gold
Case dimensions
Width:22.7 mm
Height:30.2 mm
Thickness:7.19 mm
Middle:set with round brilliant-cut diamonds
Flinqué dial:lacquered silver
Glass:sapphire
Water-resistance:30 metres / 100 feet / 3 bars
Bracelet :in 18-carat pink gold
Clasp :in 18-carat pink gold
Movement:Quartz, calibre 057
Total:0.8 carats

Tank Anglaise white Gold brilliant-cut diamonds

Medium model



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Case :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold
Case dimensions
Width:29.8 mm
Height:39.2 mm
Thickness:9.5 mm
Middle :set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Glass:sapphire
Water-resistance:30 metres / 100 feet / 3 bars
Bracelet :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Clasp :in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold
Movement:Self-winding mechanical movement, calibre 076
Total:13.3 carats

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