During the early 20th century, Louis Cartier broke free from traditional watch design language by designing a series of watches with rectangular rather than round cases. Among these watches were the Santos, the Tortue, and the most famous of all – the Tank. The original Tank was inspired by the Renault FT-17, a revolutionary French military vehicle that played an important part in World War I. Featuring an oblong case with a more pronounced curve than the original model, the Tank Americaine retaining retains the spirit of Tanks from the early 20th century boasting a slightly larger, sportier aesthetic.
This particular iteration of the Tank Americaine – the reference 1730 – features an 18kt yellow gold case that is 26 mm by 45 mm in diameter, making it a suitable choice for both men and women. Moreover, it boasts an impressive hybrid quartz/mechanical movement dubbed the “Chronoflex,” which is impressively equipped with both a perpetual calendar and a split-second chronograph function. This example recently received a complete overhaul at the Cartier Service Center. It is in excellent pre-owned condition and is sold with a black alligator strap and original Cartier 18kt yellow gold tang buckle.
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