When you talk luxury and watches, things don’t get much more emblematic than Cartier and the Cartier Tank. While companies like Rolex and Patek Philippe are known for making watches for watch lovers, Cartier is known for making wearable items for the nobility of old, and for those who want to feel a bit regal today. Cartier is a wonderfully managed brand when it comes to keeping that French sense of classic luxury alive, while playing with fantasy and tradition in a sense that continues to feel modern. Cartier is also the most important brand in The Richemont Group’s brand portfolio, so when they put their mind to something, they tend to do it right. In speaking about the Cartier Tank collection, let’s focus on a review of the modern Cartier Tank MC, the first standard production Tank watch with an in-house made Cartier movement.
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I’ve specifically decided to not include a long discussion of the history of the Tank watch including the various potential sources of the name. What people do agree on is that Cartier Replica Watches China produced the original Tank wrist watch specifically in honor of military tanks from World War I. There exists a bit of disagreement whether it was the entire tank shape or just the treads, and what country’s tanks influenced the design. Nevertheless, Cartier has covered all its bases, with Tank models being named in honor of America, England, and France with the Tank Americaine, Tank Anglaise, and of course the famous Tank Francaise. A quick survey of all the available Tank watches on the Cartier site reveals a total of 47 different current production models.
This Tank – in addition to being a men’s model – is the Cartier Tank MC. “MC” stands for “Manufacture Cartier” and refers to the fact that inside the watch is an in-house made caliber 1904 MC automatic movement. Cartier originally released the 1904 MC movement a few years ago in the Cartier Calibre (review here). Cartier also uses various versions of this same movement with slight changes for their chronograph watches, which also exist in both the Calibre and Tank collections. The 1904 MC was designed to be a robust base for a range of in-house made Cartier Replica movements – which is why you might see it show up a lot in “Cartier MC” watches.
Most rectangular-cased watches simply aren’t going to look as large on the wrist as most round-shaped cases. At 34.3mm wide by 44mm tall the Cartier Tank MC does not come across as a large watch on paper. Nevertheless, it wears comfortably as a dress watch, with a lot of classic Cartier character. Unlike some other Tank watches, these Cartier Tank MC models have brushed sections above the strap between the lugs and richly polished side flanks. The Cartier Tank MC Cheap Replica Watches is perhaps larger than many Tank watches, but it still isn’t huge or anything.
The Cartier Tank MC watch has a flat caseback, but a curved top which appears to wrap around your wrist. Even though the various Tank watches all have a lot of visual similarity, Cartier makes sure that each of the variations offers something unique. The hard part is trying to recommend which models are best for who – but when it comes down to it, if you are keen on a Cartier Replica Watches China, I simply recommend trying a few on. There are only a handful of decent square/rectangular models on the luxury watch market, and the Tank collection is one of them. Though I personally prefer Tank watches on a bracelet.
Model: Tank MC
Size: 34.3mm wide by 44mm tall
Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes
Friend we’d recommend it to first: Guy looking for a timeless Cartier watch they can wear on a daily basis mostly with formal or business clothing.
Best characteristic of watch: Comfortable fit on the wrist and attractive dial, as well as visible in-house made movement.
Worst characteristic of watch: Some versions prove hard to read. Waiting for Cartier to develop a more modern strap deployant.