14 Sep 2011

A Rosy Outlook: Cartier Women’s Tank Francaise Rose Gold and Steel Watch W51027Q4 Review

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Written By: Melissa Harrel

Front view of the Cartier Women’s Tank Francaise Rose Gold and Steel Watch W51027Q4

Women’s Tank Francaise Rose Gold and Steel Gold Watch

Pretty and pink . . . and absolutely stunning.  Cartier dipped pink in luxury to bring you the Cartier Women’s Tank Francaise Rose Gold and Steel Watch W51027Q4.  If you’re looking for a delicate and elegant timepiece, stop looking; it’s here.

Brushed stainless steel links create the framework of the bracelet, lined in polished steel and interlaced with pink gold.  The band’s design may remind you of the tracks of a tank . . . and you’re not wrong.  The tank collection commemorates the WWI Renault tank of 1917, the first of its kind.  However, beyond the square dial and barrel shaped steel case, you’ll hardly notice the tank-like shapes that make up this Cartier gem.  A pink mother of pearl dial forms the centerpiece of this watch, and blue steel hands dance around the hours marked in roman numerals.  A rose gold crown with blue synthetic spinel puts the finishing outer touches on this timepiece, while the inside hums to a precision Quartz movement.

The pink glow of the watch—while one of its most attractive features—also limits the days you’ll wear this Cartier timepiece.  Though versatile across casual and formal attire, this timepiece’s rosy disposition may not match every ensemble you pick out.  If you’re looking for a timepiece that doesn’t make you “choose” between it and your outfit, consider a single toned timepiece, which you can still find within the Tank Francaise line.  If you want just a little less pink, you can bid farewell to the rose gold links, but keep the rosy mother of pearl dial for $4,300.  Still, if pink and proud is what you’re going for, Cartier Women’s Tank Francaise Rose Gold and Steel Watch W51027Q4 at $6,500 is most fitting.


  • Cartier Caliber 057, Swiss Made Quartz movement
  • Scratch-proof, anti-reflective Sapphire crystal
  • Pink mother of pearl dial
  • Blue steel hands and roman numeral hour markers
  • Stainless steel tonneau case (25.35 x 20.3 mm)
  • Bracelet of polished/brushed stainless steel and 18 kt pink gold
  • Octagon-shaped 18 kt pink gold crown with blue synthetic spinel cabochon
  • Water resistance to 30 meters
  • Cartier name at 12 o’clock and 7 o’clock


  • Recasts historical innovation and discovery in a delicate timepiece
  • Boasts Swiss Made seal and Cartier’s artistry
  • Complimentary engraving and bracelet adjustment option (when purchased directly from Cartier)
  • Luxury materials blend to create classic, yet modern design
  • Comes with unlimited warranty on most parts (including a initial two-year warranty covering both parts and labor)


  • Pink overtones make timepiece less versatile across a variety of attire and styles
  • Does not have a calendar function
  • Decorative roman numerals slow readability
  • Only authorized Cartier dealers can offer warranty

Think Tank . . . In Pink

See lovely and wear delicate by slipping into the Cartier Women’s Tank Francaise Rose Gold and Steel Watch W51027Q4.  Online retailers list this watch as low as $4,195, so shop for the bargain, but make sure you don’t forgo the warranty by using an unauthorized Cartier dealer.  This watch, with its elegance, affordability, and quality, is a purchase you won’t soon regret.

A word of warning: Once you buy this watch, you might be tempted to weak pink all the time.  Put on your rose-colored glasses, while you’re at it.


Additional Details
Retail Price: $6,500
Collection: Tank Francaise (Small/Women’s)
Case: tonneau, 18 kt pink gold and stainless steel, 25.35 x 20.3 mm, 5.94 mm thickness
Movement:  Quartz, Cartier Caliber 057
Dial: pink mother of pearl
Bracelet Material: 18 kt pink gold and polished/brushed stainless steel
Bracelet Dimensions: women’s standard
Bezel: stationary, stainless steel
Closing System: deployment clasp
Display: analog
Collection Variations: large, medium, and small size; women’s, unisex, and men’s
Dial Variations: silver grain, pink mother of pearl (small size)
Bracelet/Bezel/Case Variations: steel, yellow gold, white gold, pink gold; diamond accents

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