Only last week I reported at about the new Tank MC, the mainstream model in steel or pink gold and just when you think, that you got all the information about these new Tanks,
Cartier shows another and amazing version for the Tank MC collection. The watch was scheduled, but I had not seen a picture yet. This is probably one of those pieces that you won’t find right away in the Boutique.
Keep on reading and fasten your seat belts, this is a beast of a watch.
While the watch shares the almost same 1904 MC caliber (without the sub sec @ 6) and same case & case dimensions as the mainstream Tank MC, this is where the comparison ends. The rhodiumised white gold case is completly set with baguette-cut diamonds and the octagonal crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond.
The rhodiumised white gold dial is set with baguette cut diamonds and the cherry on the cake; the on two sides adjustable, rhodiumised white gold folding buckle, is also set with baguette cut diamonds.
Very special, since baguette cut diamonds fill the cavity created to hold them in the gold, in a more efficient way than brilliant cut diamonds do. Baguette cut diamonds represent a higher carat weight when occupying the same area as brilliant cut diamonds, making a watch like this extra precious.
May be a tiny bit less special, but certainly as eye catching, due to it’s skeleton movement, is the following Tank MC. Its palladium case is set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the octagonal crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond and like the previous Tank MC, the 18K white gold double adjustable deployant buckle, is also set with diamonds, but now diamond cut of course, to match the rest of the setting.
This version has the manufacture mechanical movement, 9611 MC, with manual winding, hours and minutes with skeletonised bridges in the shape of Roman numerals and slightly smaller case dimensions of: 34.55 x 43.9 mm.
Both watches have a sapphire back and are water resistant up to 30 meters.
A very special Tank MC watch, made for the man who needs a watch, with a class of its own. A timepiece that sets him apart from everyone else. This is an exceptional Tank MC, that has, in my opinion, the best in diamond setting, Cartier has to offer in a mens watch, without being over the top.