Tank Louis Cartier Skeleton Sapphire watch, 30 mm x 39.2 mm, Manufacture manual winding mechanical movement, calibre 9622 MC. 18K pink gold case, beaded 18K pink gold crown set with a blue sapphire cabochon, blued-steel sword-shaped hands. Brown alligator skin strap, double adjustable folding 18K pink gold buckle.
Skeleton hours, minutes and small seconds complication. Movement consisting of 159 parts including 21 jewels. Total movement dimensions: 26 mm, x 26.3 mm, movement thickness: 3.6 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 3 days. Sapphire crystal and case back. Case thickness: 7.45 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 metres). .
Louis Cartier created the Tank watch in 1917. A legend was born. The first prototype was presented as a gift to General Pershing some years before the watch was brought to market in 1919. The lugs blend seamlessly into the stark edges of flat vertical brancards, lending the watch its unique aesthetic. The clean, crisp lines have proved hugely popular with a free-spirited, elegant clientèle. The now-iconic Tank watch has inspired countless variations yet managed to preserve its distinctive identity.