While the term “iconic” is admittedly used generously in the luxury replica watch industry, there are a few standout timepieces that have rightly earned that title. Whether it’s because of a unique design, a particular innovation, appreciation among celebrities, or all of the above, some watches have stood the test of time and remain as sought-after models today.
The oldest model from our list still in production today is the venerable Cartier Tank Replica Watch, first invented in 1917. Legend has it that Louis Cartier took inspiration from French military tanks used during World War I when designing the wristwatch, where the case mimics the cockpit while the “brancards” echo a tank’s treads.
Over the last century, Cartier Replica spun the Tank collection into a vast assortment of sub-models – Tank Cintrée, Tank Américaine, Tank Française, Tank Solo, just to name a few – all of which share the same lug-integrated case design. The elegant Cartier Tank owes its iconic status in part to the watch being worn by some of the most famous personalities including Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Rami Malek, Jeff Goldblum, and many more.