Cartier just announced a new model for their collection of Tank watches’; the Tank MC.
Very interesting is the fact that the model is presented in a high end skeleton version and at the same time, as a more affordable gold or steel version.
Both models have slightly different case dimension. The Tank MC Skeleton watch has a 43.90 mm x 39.10 mm
palladium case and the 9611MC mechanical Skeleton caliber. This is the high tech caliber that Cartier developed for the Santos Skeleton.
The movement is mechanical winding and has a power reserve of 72 hours. As with all models made in precious metals the crown is set with a sapphire. The model is expected in July and will be available as pictured here, but Cartier will also have two diamond-set versions available.
Due for a September release is the Tank MC in pink gold or in steel, both on alligator strap and with an adjustable double folding buckle in 18-carat pink gold or steel, (depending on the model). The movement is the by Cartier in La-Chaud-de-Fonds developed 1904 MC-PS automatic caliber, with aperture at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock. The Tank MC is featuring an almost square-shaped guilloché dial and looks quite different from most Tank models in the collection, because of the sub seconds @ 6.
The case of theTank MC measures 44 x 34.3mm, is 9.5mm thick, has a transparent sapphire crystal and will be available in several versions: besides the all-steel or pink gold case, with white- or chocolate dials, be prepared for diamond-set versions. Water-resistance of all Tank MC models is 30 metres.
As soon as the models are available in the Boutiques, we will do a hands on report.