Three Unusual Cartier Tanks from the Past 100 Years

If you follow any watch blogs or magazines, odds are that you are already aware that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Cartier Tank. Much has been written about the six new versions of the Tank Louis Cartier that were unveiled a few months back, and for good reason: to many people, the Cartier Tank is the Platonic ideal of a dress watch. I have a personal soft spot for the iconic model as well — I fell in love with the watch’s quadrilateral design at a young age and it drove my watch obsession that continues to this day. Rather than discuss what the Tank’s centenary might mean going forward for the brand like so many others already have, I’d like to highlight three uncommon Tanks that have largely disappeared from the public eye but are some of the most unexpected watches Cartier ever produced. Continue reading