The Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic is a “large” watch, but it is effective in being a more contemporary, sufficiently masculine iteration of the plan. At 31mm by 40.85mm and 7.65mm thin, I locate that the Cartier Tank Solo XL for a masterpiece of style and proportions plus a great match for my 6.5″ (17cm) wrist. For a watch called the Tank with strong military-associated roots, though, the Cartier Tank is mostly seen as the reverse of a rough-wearing, battlefield view. The Cartier Tank Solo XL is water-resistant to just 30m, is based upon a leather strap, and is almost the wristwatch edition of a tuxedo.Calling this model “XL” reminds us that it is still thought to be a men’s watch. The simple expression of this Cartier Tank has been very popular for women’s watches, which might actually turn some guys off by causing them to see it as female – Ariel discussed this general occurrence in a dedicated article here. Personally, that isn’t relevant to my own preferences and wearing habits. Further, if you don’t consider Cartier a “real” watch maker because they also produce jewelry – well, then there is probably nothing that I can say that can change your thoughts anyway.To mepersonally, there are three potential issues with the perception of this Cartier Tank. It might be considered 1) feminine, 2) overly formal or conservative, or 3) generic. Yes, such as the Rolex Submariner, state, the Cartier Tank could be criticized as being a victim of its own success. It has influenced countless different designs and been imitated endlessly… to the point that its closeness might almost signify a generic “watch” to people not familiar with watches. The Tank’s recognizability may be good or a bad thing depending upon your view, or it might not matter to you if you just enjoy the watch.
Held in partnership with Shoppes at Four Seasons, this year’s Masters of Time will explore the idea of memories with a curated collection that celebrates how collectors and brands commemorate the moments they hold dear. Bringing together over 450 fine watches and jewelry masterpieces from 30 brands, DFS’ team of watches and jewelry experts has assembled an unprecedented collection that showcases the best of design, technology and heritage for both men and women.
Available for viewing from December 9 until February 18, at T Galleria by DFS in Macau, this year’s Masters of Time introduces for the first time a multisensory exhibition inspired by the theme of memories. Guests can tour the curated collection displayed amongst a series of interactive pop-up spaces. Evoking senses, emotions and experiences, Masters of Time will take guests on a journey of nostalgia, heritage and adventure, all while making new memories.
The Masters of Time collection promises to intrigue seasoned collectors and first-time buyers alike. DFS’ watches and jewelry experts have searched the globe to curate the 2017 DFS Masters of Time Collection, which features exceptional pieces from brands including:
Arnold & Son; Angelus; Audemars Piguet; Blancpain; Breguet; Bulgari; Cartier; Chopard; Franck Muller; Girard-Perregaux; Glashütte Original; Grand Seiko; Hublot; IWC Schaffhausen; Jaeger-LeCoultre; Jaquet Droz; Officine Panerai; Omega; Piaget; Roger Dubuis; Romain Jerome; Tag Heuer; Tiffany & Co.; Ulysse Nardin; Vacheron Constantin; Van Cleef & Arpels; Zenith and more.