21 Jan 2012

Cartier Tank Americaine WB710002 Watch Review

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Written by: Phuc (Jen) Huynh

The Cartier Tank Americaine WB710002 pens a beautiful ode to the nostalgic days of the original Cartier Tank with its distinctive markings while adding entirely new lines and curves under the influence of the Cartier’s New York workshop. This watch is ritzy, chic, and classically vintage with dazzling diamonds to jazz it up. Its lineage comes from the classic 1930 New York Cartier Tank style. The prestigious Cartier Tank Collection has graced the wrist of many famous celebrities like Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, and many others. The Tank Americaine brilliantly balance vintage Cartier with contemporary Cartier, exuding an air of glamorous sophistication that leaves one reminiscing the jazzy days of the 1930s era while living lavishly stylish with a modern wrist candy.

The Finer Details: 

  • 18k White Gold Set with Round-Cut Diamonds
  • 18K White Gold Octagonal Crown Set with a Diamond
  • Self-Winding Automatic
  • Silvered And Guilloche Dial
  • Roman Numerals
  • Sword-Shaped Blue-Steel Hands
  • Alligator-Skin Strap 
  • 18K Gold Adjustable Deployant Buckle
  • Mechanical Movement with Automatic Winding Cartier Caliber 077
  • Water Resistant to 30 meters/100 feet

Hair tied up in a bun, donning an elegant dress, with fabulous high heel shoes on, she heads for the door before she realized she had forgotten her lovely watch that sprinkles a glitzy chic air. She sighs and is relieved to have remembered in the nick of time. Indeed, the Cartier Tank Americaine WB710002 gracefully accentuates any wrist it touches and magically adds the final touch to any outfit. You’ll look glitzy and glamorous with any outfit on, for any occasion. This timepiece is a versatile accessory and is an absolute must have for any vintage lovers out there. It simply gives off an air of antiquity and timeless value. Dance the night away looking highly cultured and classy with this beauty on your wrist. 

The numeral style and the diamonds are my favorite features of this watch that complements one another wonderfully. I just love that retro feel that takes you back to the days of the black and white television, when you go to the movies to watch Katherine Hepburn’s debut in a drama titled A Bill of Divorcement, when Amelia Earhart inspired the world by becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and etc. In this sense, this a watch that has a sentimental value to it because it captures a moment in time through its artistic designs and influences that can be traced back to the 1930s. You feel like you own something truly rare and valuable because of the fond memories it invokes in you. The art of wearing a watch now a days is to make a fashion statement, add style to your wardrobe, but one special reason why people wear a watch is to remember fond memories they’ve shared with loved ones and cherished to this day.

This watch retails for $36,100.00 excluding sales tax on the Cartier website. There are variations in strap textile and color; this watch gives an appearance of vintage and classiness (black is absolutely the color of class and posh). You might also want to look at the Cartier Tank Collection to compare the two different models and decide what matches your wrist and style better. The Tank Americaine watch is the first Cartier model that features an arched, water-resistant case with an adjustable strap fitted to a deployant buckle Cartier patented in 1910. You might prefer this watch to the Tank Collection if you’re looking for a more elongated and slightly convex lines in a watch. 

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