As is tradition, there were many novelties presented this year by Cartier during Watches and Wonders and we were there, we highlight the main ones that caught our attention.
Privé Tank Normale
Inspired by the original model from the distant year 1917, the new Privé Tank Normale comes in two variants in precious materials, one in yellow gold and the other in platinum, the case that comes with exactly the same measurements as the original model also features a bevelled sapphire crystal, both watches are offered on an alligator leather strap or a 7-link bracelet matching the case material, now with a fully brushed finish.
The cases measure 32.6mm x 25.7mm x 6.85mm and come equipped with the 82-piece Caliber 070 manual movement that offers up to 38 hours of power reserve.
They are four limited editions, 200 pieces each for the strap option and 100 pieces each for the bracelet option.
Also within the Privé Tank Normale collection, there is also a three-skeleton version that comes with openwork, all featuring a case in precious materials, with versions in yellow gold, platinum and platinum with diamonds. All of them are limited editions of 50 pieces each for the yellow gold and platinum versions and 20 pieces for the platinum and diamond option.
Tank Louis Cartier
There are two models that come with the inspiration from the retro geometry and colours of the 70s, they both come with a Tri-Gold dial that presents the three types of gold and one of them features an 18k yellow gold case with a Mosaic dial.
There are also two other new models that are very similar to the two past Tank “Must” in stainless steel with burgundy and green lacquered dials that came with Quartz movement inside. Now appear with the same tones on the dial and with the simple pair of central hands but on a higher level, wearing both a yellow gold case and which is now also joined by a manual mechanical movement.
Santos De Cartier LM
There are not many changes to register here, the brand has chosen to keep the outer design of the case and bracelet unchanged, adding only the medium size with the blue dial and the large size with the green dial, now featuring a smoked effect on the dial instead of the previous sunray finish, making the watch more exquisite.
Santos Dumont Skeleton Micro-Rotor
These watches that come with a beautiful openwork are offered in three different types of material, steel, in rose gold or yellow gold and the latter comes in the form of a limited edition of 150 pieces.
The watch, which features chamfers applied bridges filled with lacquer matching the colour of its alligator leather strap, also features lacquer applications on the outer case but only in the yellow gold variant, also highlighting the micro-rotor that comes cut with the plane piloted by Albert Santos Dumont.
The watches are housed in a 31mm diameter and 8mm thick case, while the inside is operated by the Caliber 9629 MC automatic movement.
Some innovations in the brand’s jewellery watches, with emphasis on the precious materials used in the case, such as gold and precious stones, such as the green emeralds used in the eyes of the “panther”. For design reasons, these watches do not have a crown, so it is not necessary to wind the watch, as it comes with a Quartz movement, nor to adjust the time, as this is done using a tool used in the back case.
The watches feature a 38.2mm by 7.53mm case in three types of gold, yellow gold, rose gold and white gold with diamonds and feature a black lacquer dial.