Watch & Wonders 2020 Shanghai Haute Horlogerie Fair] In 1917, Louis Cartier conceived of a distinctive rectangular shape and the “Tank” watch was born, while the dominant model at the time was still the round watch. In 1936, the Tank Asymétrique watch was born. In 1936, the Tank Asymétrique, a parallelogram-shaped timepiece, marked a major stylistic change. This year, replica Cartier watches has reinterpreted the iconic model and given it a new look with a new skeletonized and diamond-set design, as seen on the Tank Asymétrique, the collection’s flagship skeletonized and diamond-set model, photographed at the Shanghai Watch & Jewellery Show. Take a look at this unusual and unconventional watch.
Cartier has innovatively introduced a skeletonized design to this classic model, giving the offset design a more substantial feel. The case is crafted in platinum and set with brilliant-cut round diamonds. This oversized model is a little thicker than the rest of the collection, measuring 47.15 x 26.2 mm and measuring 7.82 mm thick. On the other side of the case, the crown, unlike other models, has a gem-set top, which is set with a 0.12-carat brilliant-cut round-cut diamond to match the overall beauty of the watch. The crown also has convex sides to make it easier for the wearer to adjust the time and wind the watch.
The asymmetrical design of this timepiece, together with the openworked dial, reflects the Cartier Privé collection’s philosophy of design through skill. The dial features numerals at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock. The bridges of the movement, with their blue hour markers, are a window into the wonders of craftsmanship and offer a frontal view of the movement. The central hour-markers on the bridges,replica watches uk together with the lugs set with four diamonds, form the central axis of the watch. This design is unique to this collection of Tank Asymétrique watches. In another article on the 18-carat yellow gold model, I mentioned that Cartier had designed the bracelet to fit the watch’s chic twist angle.
The watch comes on a glossy blue alligator strap, or you can opt for a black alligator strap, although I personally think the blue one goes better with the blue color of the dial. The platinum pin buckle is also set with round brilliant diamonds, and the watch is set with 250 round brilliant diamonds for a total of 2.08 carats. After admiring the skeletonized front of the watch, let’s take a look at the beautiful movement underneath the transparent caseback, which is labeled as the watches are photographed live. The watch is powered by a Cartier 9623 MC Manufacture mechanical hand-wound movement measuring 32 x 21.1 mm overall and 4.2 mm thick, which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 48-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The Tank Asymétrique combines skeletonisation and Cartier’s signature jewellery-setting technique, making it a beautiful addition to the wrist and a highly sought-after timepiece, available in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces. If you’re interested in this magnificent Tank Asymétrique, take a closer look.