78092 Cartier Tank Normale in White Gold

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So, you’ve decided you want a vintage Tank. You’re probably a bit French, or at least aspire toward that. Your evenings are all fine tailoring followed by some light chainsmoking with five glasses of vin. You’re ready to show the world that your refined elegance has evolved beyond a Calatrava or god forbid a diver.…

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Cartier CPCP Tank Louis in Platinum

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It’s quite a luxury Cartier enjoy to both be viewed as a design-first watchmaker and simultaneously preside over a handful of the most timeless cases ever penned. Rolex’s Sub, Patek Philippe’s Perpetual Calendar, and indeed Cartier’s Tank all take a different approach to marketing, one best explained by looking at its antithesis. Trilobe are bringing…

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Cartier CPCP Tank À Guichets in Rose Gold

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This is a CPCP Tank À Guichets, or as I like to call it the Tankiest Tank. Cartier’s name is sexier, I admit. The Tank À Guichets has always been a limited release in Cartier, from first commission in 1928 until this 100 example run in 2004 over 90 years, it’s only ever been a…

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Cartier CPCP Tank à Vis Dual Time in White Gold

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Cartier are something of a master at evolving variations on a theme, all equally elegant. However, some are more equal than others. The CPCP era is, if not the most classic, Cartier’s most sincere attempt to flatter enthusiasts of traditional watchmaking. This Tank à Vis hails from that time, but is not the Tank you…

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Cartier CPCP Tank Louis in PT

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Where exquisite design meets considered watchmaking, great things happen. This is perhaps no more evident than Cartier’s 1998 Paris Collection Privee (CPCP) era. The collection aimed to resurrect greats from their past like the Cintrée, Santos, Tortue, and Tank à Vis with masterful mechanical movements. It is often forgotten that their most enduring design of…

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2485 Cartier CPCP Tank À Vis in PT

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Cartier are something of a master at evolving variations on a theme, all equally elegant. However, some are more equal than others. The CPCP era is, if not the most classic, Cartiers most sincere attempt to flatter enthusiasts of traditional watchmaking. This Tank à Vis hails from that time, but is not the Tank you…

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1 of 30 Green Cartier Tank Americaine Platinum 1734D

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I would like to begin by making a distinction. I’ve been corrected by people who know far about the subject than myself that style is the equivalent of fashion, removed from time. Style is eternal, fashion is of the moment; they are not synonymous. Cartier has always been presented by collectors, and themselves, as a…

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Cartier Tank Reverso

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If you’ve been around here for a bit, you’ll my stance on the world’s first true automatic chronograph: all of the three. I call it convergent evolution in watchmaking. This is not that. This is something more akin to Cartier looking over their metaphorical shoulder at JLC’s exam answer bubbles. Despite that, this is still…

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Cartier CPCP ‘Wandering Hour’ Tank 2554

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When you think of Cartier watches, you probably imagine Jacqueline Kennedy and her tank. At a stretch, your mind may run to the crash or new asymetrique. What you almost certainly do not immediately imagine is a Cartier Paris Collection Privée (CPCP). Yet, if you’re reading this blog, you should. The CPCP range was an…

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