Wagner_Cartier Tank Must

Cartier Tank

The Tank watch is Cartier elegance embodied, a pure and precise design, an uncompromising line. Wearing it becomes a statement. Timeless, sure of itself and of the purity of its design, the Tank watch captures the zeitgeist in 2021. After more than a century, it has been reinvented with the Tank Must. Tank and Must, the fusion of two Maison icons: on one hand, Tank, essential and dandy, and on the other, Must, a name immortalised at Cartier in the 1970s that revisits the classic conventions of luxury.
Wagner_Cartier Tank Must


An ever-evolving design

Taking direct inspiration from the Tank Louis Cartier, the design of the Tank Must has been developed while staying faithful to the historic model. Rounded brancards, revisited dial proportions: finesse is the guiding force behind this new design. A watch that dares to return to great classicism down to the smallest detail, with a precious pearled cabochon winding crown and the return of a traditional ardillon buckle on the leather strap version.

A watchmaking classic from the Maison whose sophistication is measured on every level, from its steel strap with curved links, entirely redesigned and interchangeable, to the latest high-efficiency quartz movement – autonomy of around 8 years.


Paying homage to the 1980s monochromes

With the launch of the Must watches in 1977, the Tank watch, a Maison watchmaking icon created sixty years earlier, was made available in a vermeil version. With a burgundy or all black dial and a large gold-coloured logo, it freed itself from traditional watchmaking codes, opting instead for elegant simplicity.

Faithful to the spirit of the 80s, the new Tank Must watch is available in three monochromatic colours that are embedded into Cartier’s DNA: red, blue and green. Steel watches that favour minimalist dials with no Roman numerals or “rail-tracks” and a fully chromatic look with matching straps.


A pioneering watch that introduces a photovoltaic dial and a bracelet produced without animal materials

A pioneering watch that also introduces a bracelet produced in an innovative material that guarantees a high level of both quality and comfort. It is composed of around 40% plant matter, produced using waste from apples grown for the food industry in Switzerland, Germany and Italy.

The production procedure represents a step forward in preserving the environment by reducing our carbon footprint (6 times less), saving water (up to 10 litres) and energy (up to 7 megajoules, or pproximately 200 smartphone charges) compared to the manufacture of a calfskin strap.

We’ve taken a local, European approach: the apples are grown and their waste collected in Europe, from the material production site in Italy, to the strap maker in Portugal and the watch assembly in Switzerland.

Loyal to its reputation as an avant-garde timepiece, the Tank watch hasn’t quite finished telling us what it has to say. Its creativity is limitless. Once again with the Tank Must, Cartier dares to make its timepieces evolve with the times while looking towards the future.


The choice of colour

The Louis Carter Tank cultivates its timeless elegance in colour. The choice of blue and red was a must, as these colours are a part of Cartier’s DNA. An the watch’s pure lines.

Cartier has added sophisticated details to these two precious versions, including Roman numerals and gold-coloured “rail tracks”, which help to enhance the dial’s graphic intensity.
The blue version is in pink gold, the red in yellow gold, both coordinated with the straps, these two watches come with a Manufacture 1917 MC movement with manual winding.


Large model, thickness: 6.60 mm (Quarz movement)
Small model, thickness: 6.60 mm (Quarz movement)
Case set with42 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.48 ct)
Crown set with a blue syntheticspinel cabochon
Black grained calf leather strap


Large model, thickness: 6.60 mm (Quarz movement)
Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon
Red, blue or green lacquered dial
Burgundy, blue or green alligator leather strap


Large model, thickness: 6.60 mm (Quarz movement)
18K yellow gold
Crown set with a sapphire cabochon
Burgundy or blue alligator leather strap

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