Created in 1917 by Louis Cartier, the Cartier Tank watch has entered the legend of watchmaking. In the 1940s, various pieces of Tank jewelry emerged. The Tank ring being the most iconis piece of the range. The 1940s Cartier ring remains incredibly popular. Are you looking for a second hand Cartier Tank watch or a Tank ring? Marvel at our antique jewelry and pre-owned Tank watches and reserve them online!
Recognizable at first glance, the square / rectangular shape of the Tank watch is characterized by its military inspiration. The horns, in other words the parts of the dial that connects with the bracelet, symbolize the caterpillars of a tank from the First World War. But the soldiery allegory ends there. Cartier Tank watches for men and women have become symbols of elegance and taste.
We find the same angular lines on the Cartier Tank rings, which display a style typical of the end of the Art deco period. Jewel of the 1940s, but reinvented until nowadays, the Cartier ring is well structured, like other Tank rings inspired by this period. Creating jewelry in troubled times is challenging, but originally the Tank ring was made of gold. In addition to the patterns provided, the first models also give pride of place to rubies and emeralds.
Discover our second-hand Cartier Tank watches, which owe their incredible success of more than a century to their timeless design. But if the geometry changes only slightly, between the square and the rectangle, there are now several dozen models of Cartier Tank watches for women and Cartier Tank watches for men.
After the Cartier Tank Chinoise appeared the Cartier Tank Américaine, recognizable by its elongated case. The Tank Française offers a more modern style and the Tank Anglaise still has its winder on the case.
Each period has its Tank, like the 1930s and the tilting Cartier Tank or the 1970s, with the Cartier Tank Must, characterized by its colors and its dials without numbers. This wide diversity allows amateurs to find Cartier Tanks at all prices and for every taste. The most accessible are those of the Tank Solo.
Cartier made Tank watches in all price ranges, in just about all materials. Including diamonds, and a variety of sizes too. It is possible to fall in love with a Tank XXL or a Cartier Mini Tank. If you want a model close to the first watches, look for a "Tank Louis Cartier".
While there are vintage Tank bracelet and other Tank jewelry, Tank rings are particularly sought after. Created shortly before the Second World War, these old retro-style rings can be massive. Originally, they symbolized success, specifically in business. Cartier didn't stop creating Tank rings over the decades. More recent pieces are more refined. Cordierite, peridot, citrine, pink tourmaline are some of the many stones adorns Tank de Cartier rings, which you find equally well in yellow, white or pink gold.