Classic Cartier Full Size Tank Solo Model 2715 in Stainless Steel with Deployment Buckle & Box Circa 2010

This Watch

The Cartier Tank is over 100 years old and is still one of the most recognisable watch designs ever made.  It was inspired by the top view of the First World War Tanks, where the tracks ran around the body of the vehicle, and during an age where machines were inspiring design everywhere through design movement including Cubism, Bauhaus and de Stijl.  When it was first designed in 1919, the simple design followed Louis Cartier’s design codes from his earlier wristwatches; the railway-style minute tracking, Roman numerals, blue steel hands, the cabochon winding crown and, Cartier’s own invention, the deployment buckle.  It was also at this time that Edmond Jaeger designed the movements, which were made by LeCoultre.  In the 50 years since the first Cartier Tank was sold, only 6,000 were ever produced (6 were produced in the first year and 33 in the second), making Tanks from this age incredibly rare.


Extra Points 

There really is a Cartier Tank to suit everyone's tastes.  Here we have a a classic, white dial with the Cartier logo on the inner dial.  Complete with the trademark cabochon winding crown and blue-steel hands.  This watch has the original deployment buckle and box.  The 2715 full-sized Tank is now a discontinued model.

 

What we think

Cartier Tanks have been worn by the greats throughout its lifetime including Fred Astaire, Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Princess Diana.  Andy Warhol famously said, “I don’t wear a Tank to tell the time.  In fact, I never wind it. I wear a Tank because it’s the watch to wear.”


Spec Stuff

Reference : 2715
Movement : Quartz
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : Circa 2010
Case Size : 27.5mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
35mm
Lugs : 20mm

Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
  Box
Case Material :
  Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty


Brand : Cartier
SKU : AWCCA2414
Case Size : 25mm