This year it will be 100 years ago that Cartier created its first Tank watch. It was the creation of the special watch, in fact, the watch we’re talking about was the prototype, that was given to the commander of American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, General John Pershing, that made Cartier’s first Tank watch a fact. And it was the beginning of a series, that can be called the strongest series of shaped watches, in one collection. Although Cartier does not stand still at every milestone of its creations, for instance, the 100 year’s birthday of the Tortue and the Tonneau passed without bells and whistles, the Tank watch is a different story. The Tank is after all the king of the Cartier watch collection and has always been a source of inspiration for the entire industry. While nothing has been confirmed at this stage, I am sure that it will be time for ‘La Maison’ to party. But what Tank will be celebrated, since Cartier created many different Tank watches? Interesting enough, the Tank that officially will be 100 years, is the least well-known Tank, the one that has not been in the collection since the seventies. So the question remains, will this birthday boy join the party, or will Cartier just celebrate the phenomenon Tank watch? After all, a Tank is a Tank, is a Tank, Tank, Tank, Tank!
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