Whether wild, vulnerable or endearing, animals are a motif that many watch brands choose to highlight on their watches through a fascinatingly varied display of jewelry expertise and other forms of craftsmanship.
Slim d’Hermès Marche du Zambèze – Inspired by a Hermès silk square, this 39.5mm white gold 12-piece limited edition features a miniature painting in which a zebra, elephants and a leopard share the space on the white dial with exotic foliage, swept over by two hands. CHF 65’000.–
Slim d’Hermès Marche du Zambèze © Hermès
Jade Jellyfish – Hours, minutes and seconds each find their place on the champlevé enamel dial, where the brand’s cherished maritime theme is given a resolutely feminine touch with the soft colors of the jellyfish, the swirling diamond tentacles as well as the diamond-set bezel framing the white gold case. CHF 45’500.–
Other, higher-end Tank versions include variations on the shape and design, in addition to options such as fancier movements and precious metals. The Tank Louis Cartier Watches With Price Replica supplies a lot of what the Cartier Tank Solo XL does but will be refined in pretty much every way, with a Piaget (same parent company, Richemont) base movement inside, and only available in precious metal. Sportier options are found at the Santos and MC families. But, all of these are more costly than the entry-level Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic.A lot of different manufacturers offer square and rectangular watches which are at least affected by the Cartier Tank, though few are quite powerful, it seems. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is, of course, another important rectangular, Art Deco watch on the market, but it’s more costly and actually provides a somewhat different appeal. If your Cartier Tank alternative must be rectangular, please try it on first because it’s far more difficult to get proportions and match right than with a round watch.Another way of looking at the Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic will see its competitors as standard dress-style mechanical watches in the $3,000-$4,000 range, around or otherwise. Dress-style watch choices exist for just about any budget. Here is our Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men post with largely higher-end alternatives. For those on a much tighter budget, we suggested Orient’s dress watches and appeared at a couple of these. I anticipate readers’ tips.
Jade Jellyfish © Ulysse Nardin
Panthère Royale – Sculpted in white gold, studded with diamonds and black lacquered spots, the panther sits enthroned like a guardian of the hours and minutes driven by a quartz movement. The 36mm case unfurls in circles set with brilliant-cut diamonds. CHF 117’000.–
Panthère Royale © Cartier
Château de Môtiers 40 – Miniature painting is a tradition that goes back two centuries at Bovet, which nonetheless innovates with this 40mm red gold timepiece on which this technique is combined with a luminescent material enabling the butterfly also to shine by night. CHF 50’350.–
Château de Môtiers 40 © Bovet