In the words of Cartier: 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 clientele. The now-iconic Tank watch has inspired countless variations, yet managed to preserve its distinctive identity. This example comes in a modest and tasteful 28mm case with elegant Roman numerals. The size of the case allows this to be worn as a refined men’s watch or a free spirited ladies piece. This watch does not come with box or papers. Please pay close attention to the dial as there are signs of fading around the edges.