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Cartier: The Tank Watch: Timeless Style

Written by Franco Cologni, Photographed by Eric Sauvage

  • September 4, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • Antiques & Collectibles - Clocks & Watches
  • Flammarion
  • 9-3/4 x 11-1/4
  • $100.00
  • $114.00
  • 978-2-08-020131-7

About This Book

This handsome monograph charts the evolution of one of the most coveted items of modern style, showcasing the extraordinary craftsmanship of the House of Cartier. The Tank Watch, designed by Louis Cartier in 1917, is an icon of modern timepiece design. One of the world’s first square wristwatches, its functionality is rivaled only by its elegance; it represents a perfect combination of fine watchmaking and the jeweler’s art. The Tank has been creatively reinterpreted by Cartier in many models—from the Chinese Tank to the Crash Watch to the recent Tank Anglaise—while always remaining faithful to Louis Cartier’s original concept.Through designs from Cartier’s rich archives, historical models, and photographs of famous clients from Clark Gable to Andy Warhol, this volume celebrates one of Cartier’s greatest masterpieces.

About the Author

Franco Cologni, writer and historian, is the author of numerous books on the history of watch making and jewelry, including The Cartier Collection: Timepieces (2006) and Cartier: The Tank Watch (1998), both published by Flammarion. Éric Sauvage is a prominent luxury and lifestyle photographer.

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  • "Timeless and enduring, the Cartier Tank Watch has become a symbol of luxury and elegance for both men and women since its launch in the early twentieth century." ~Antiques & Auction News
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