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CARTIER Grande Complication Montre de poche Squelette
Cartier est l’une des premières marques horlogères à avoir monté un boîtier de montre sur bracelet. Cartier lance pour le Salon de Genève 2012 une montre de poche Grande Complication affichant un tourbillon, un chronographe monopoussoir et un quantième perpétuel.
CARTIER Rotonde Astrorégulateur
C’est bien connu, la gravité est l’un des pire fléaux de l’horlogerie et c’est un des domaines dans lesquels les horlogers font preuve d’une imagination sans borne. Dernière expérience en date, l’Astrorégulateur qui fait son apparition dans la collection Rotonde de Cartier.
, a line of wristwatches made by Cartier
, was created in 1917 and born of the inspiration of the Renault tanks which this French artisan saw being used along the Western Front. The prototype of this watch was given as a gift by Cartier
to General John Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Force.
The lines and proportions of this watch are very similar to those of the tanks found on World War I battlefields. With a shape that features both a square and a rectangle, its straps are hidden under vertical sidepieces to keep them hidden from view. Tank
watches typically have sword-shaped hands that are blue and accent their silvered opaline guilloché dials.
Like most Cartier
watches, the winding crowns on the Tank
watch line have sapphire cabochons on them; it is also possible to many models of the Tank
that are embellished with diamonds. Some of the metal bracelets on these models come with indentations that bring to mind the distinctive tracks of real tanks.
After nearly one hundred years since the original, there are currently more than thirty variations of Tank
watch, featuring both automatic
offering; this amazing design has also been the inspiration for countless copies. One of the most current versions of the Tank
, the Tank Francaise
, was released in 1996.