Louis Cartier created the Tank watch in 1917. A legend was born. The
first prototype was presented as a gift to General Pershing some years
before the watch was introduced into the market in 1919. The lugs blend
seamlessly into the bare edges of the flat vertical brancards, giving
the watch its unique aesthetic. The clean, crisp lines have proved
hugely popular with a free-spirited, elegant clientèle. The now-iconic
Tank watch has inspired countless variations, yet managed to preserve
its distinctive identity.