For 100 years the Cartier Tank has graced wrists across the world, its particular rectangular dimensions having been reserved for style icons and trendsetters. Diana, Princess of Wales, Yves Saint-Laurent, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis—and yes, even Kim Kardashian—have been seen sporting the timepiece over the decades. So for the design’s centennial it only made sense for the brand to unveil a overhauled version of the Tank Américaine—originally introduced in 1989—in stainless steel that opens up the iconic model to a whole new consumer.
The original Tank Américaine was an elongated version of the watch with a curved case that complemented the wearer’s wrist size and shape. While it was always a sportier take on the more classic dress iteration, this year’s introduction in stainless steel fully embraces a more casual and modern lifestyle. The Américaine comes in three sizes: 34.8 mm x 18 mm, 41.6 mm x 22.6 mm, and 45.1 x 26.6 mm.
With no seconds hand, the smaller model varies slightly in design from the other two and is the only one powered by a quartz movement. The larger two both feature automatic movements (with further details to be announced).
The small model is priced at $4,000, the medium at $5,100, and the large at $5,750.