Cartier’s Les Rééditions: The Tank Cintrée in Platinum
“Les Rééditions” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Tank Cintrée in platinum.
One of Cartier’s most iconic timepieces, the Tank Cintrée, is making a triumphant return. This watch, first introduced in 1921, represented a evolution of the original Tank from 1917. Its unique design, characterized by the curves and slenderness of its rounded case, elegantly hugs the wrist — a testament to Cartier’s dedication to both aesthetics and function.
Now, in 2023, Cartier is reintroducing the Tank Cintrée in a familiar metal — platinum.
The Return of the Tank Cintrée
According to the Cartier archives, the first platinum Tank Cintrée was made in 1923. However, no examples have been preserved, hence Cartier deemed that platinum Tank Cintrées produced in 1924 serve as the origins of this metal version.
The Réédition Tank Cintrée’s case has been refined to a remarkable 6.03 mm thickness, emphasizing its slender and sophisticated profile. It houses a manual-winding movement, the calibre 9780 MC, and the time-only dial displays the classic rail tracks, Roman numerals and the apple-shaped blued hands.
The “eggshell” dial adds a touch of vintage charm, and the pin buckle ensures a secure and comfortable fit. The watchmaking hallmarks of the Maison are proudly displayed, renewing and confirming the Tank Cintrée’s place in Cartier’s rich heritage.
Cartier’s Rééditions Journey
The journey of Cartier’s Rééditions began in 2021 with the launch of the Pasha Calendrier Perpétuel and the Tank Cintrée in yellow gold. These watches were produced in a limited edition of 150 each, marking significant milestones in Cartier’s history, i.e. the centenary of the Tank Cintrée and the enduring legacy of the Pasha collection.
In 2022, Cartier continued its Rééditions journey with the Pebble watch, celebrating its 50th anniversary in style.
Read our complete guide to the Cartier Tank Cintrée here.
Tech Specs: Cartier Les Rééditions Tank Cintrée
Movement: Caliber 9780 MC manual-winding movement; 36-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes
Case: 46.3 mm by 23 mm (height 6.03 mm)
Strap: Black leather with pin buckle
Price: CHF34,700; SGD55,000
Availability: Limited to 150 pieces
|Movement||Self-winding caliber A-500; 60 hours power reserve|
|Functions||Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph and date|
|Case||42.5mm; titanium; water resistant to 30m|
|Dial||Salmon (6N gold plated) with gené or frosted area; Super-LumiNova filled Arabic numerals|
|Strap||Ballistic gray rubber; titanium folding clasp|