The design of the Cheap Replica Tank Cintréewas a riff on the already massively popular Tank, which had become the chosen timepiece of silver screen luminaries.
Its dial was devoid of any distracting seconds hand. It featured the same chemin de fer or railroad track for the minutes found on the Tank.
Indexes took the form of stunning elongated Roman numerals and the Cartier Replica watch featured Breguet hands. If you have never looked closely at the Roman indexes of a Tank Cintrée.
This is really the only other major design departure when it comes to the dial of the Tank Cintrée.
What I like best about this Cartier Replicadial is the way in which the feet of the Roman numerals form a clear distinct rectangle at the center of the dial, which creates a sort of calm, mediational tranquil space that is radically contrasted by the energy of the racy Roman indexes.
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 venerableCartier 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.
In a world of Rolex and Patek Philippe consuming so much attention in the vintage world, Harry Fane comes off as a bit of an evangelist when opining about his beloved vintage AAA Cartier Replica, specifically the Tank dating between 1919 and 1965, though there are a handful of exceptions.
There is something uniquely romantic about Cartier pieces from this early era when holding and wearing them, thinking about streets in Paris from a world long gone.
A “Cartier Reverso” combines the Best Replica Cartier Tank with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso in a gold and steel piece that dates to 1947. Note that this is not the Cartier Tank Basculante, which was Cartier’s own take on the reversible dial watch in a rectangular case.
The Tank is most often associated with the rectangular case, and there are several of these at Fane’s exhibit. A Cartier Replica Tank “Gondole” from the 1970s has a stepped gold case and is quite reminiscent of the Patek Ellipse. However, a Ceinture Automatique, also from the 1970s, has a “belt buckle” case shape with crown protector that I can’t help but love largely due to the fact that it’s in white gold, which you don’t see often.