Ref #: WLGQS00505
Tank Louis Cartier Small Yellow Gold (W1529856)
The Tank Louis Cartier wristwatch (ref. W1529856) features a Swiss-made quartz movement; silver grained dial with black Roman numerals and blued-steel, sword-shaped hands; and 29.5 x 22mm, 18k yellow gold case on a brown alligator strap secured by an 18k yellow gold ardillon buckle.
Directly inspired by Cartier's first Tank watch, which was given to General John Pershing, Cartier launched the Tank Louis Cartier collection in 1922. Worn by Louis Cartier himself, the "Tank Louis Cartier" watch sets the standard for all Tank watches. To embody Louis Cartier's contribution to "modern style", later known as Art Deco, the tops of the lugs were rounded in contrast to the previously fashionable rectangular form and proud lines.