It was 1983 or 1984 when I bought my very first real watch; the Cartier Santos. This was of course the square eye in steel with yellow gold lunette and metal bracelet with yellow gold screws. It had been hot like hell and became the most copied watch. It was also that watch that made me curious in the background of the brand, because the seller explained that the design was inspired in the very first men’s wristwatch, started by Cartier in 1904. So you can imagine that it didn’t take long before I became obsessed with chains generally, particularly with Cartier.At that time watch forums were just becoming popular, watch magazines were still uncommon and watch sites like Fratello and Hodinkee did not exist yet. However, what we’d about in 1995, were the ‘Get Togethers’ with other watch fans (fanatics). These GTG’s were organised by collectors themselves and were always very funny. Everyone brought a couple of pieces from their collection and with loads of beer and wine, we chatted about the several models before late in the day. But always the same brands got all the attention and for me personally it was quite frustrating that one just paid attention to my Cartier watches, to be considerate. The term ETA was always mentioned as if those were inferior movements and too frequently I heard quotes like; ‘my wife would love them!’
This year, the Tank collection celebrates its centenary. The brand took this opportunity to add four series of new models: Tank Française, Tank Américaine, Tank Cintrée Skeleton and Tank Louis Cartier. Today, let’s discover the Tank Louis Cartier Watches Cc9008 Replica 2017 watches.
First created in 1922, the Tank Louis Cartier symbolises the quintessential Tank spirit. In a distinctive design that spans the century, the Louis Cartier watch features brancards with proud, taut lines, softened corners and horns incorporated into the case. Clear-cut lines and a strict, measured composition forge the powerful style and character of this pure, enduring and timeless creation.
As the previous models, the new ones are equipped with sword-shaped blued hands, a minutes track, a crown set with a sapphire cabochon and Roman numerals indicating the hours.
The latest watches by Cartier are all powered by the 8971 MC mechanical movement with manual winding and have a beaded silver dial with a guilloché centre. The brand presents four models with diamond-set brancards and two without any setting.
Watches from the first category are available either in white gold with a fuchsia pink alligator strap or in rose gold with a wine-coloured strap. Both models exist in two sizes: small (29.5 mm x 22 mm x 6.8 mm) or large (33.7 mm x 25.5 mm x 6.6 mm).
Tank Louis Cartier with diamond-set brancards © Cartier
Both watches from the second category are in rose gold. One is designed for women, the other for men. The ladies’ model is available in small size with a glossy brown strap and the men’s model in large size with a half-matt brown strap.
Tank Louis Cartier without setting © Cartier