12 Sep 2011

Good Looks: Cartier Women’s Tank Solo Small Gold/Leather Watch W5200002 Review

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Written By: Melissa Harrel

Front view of the Cartier Women’s Tank Solo Small Gold/Leather Watch W5200002

Women’s Tank Solo Gold and Leather Watch

Need something to wear with that little black dress?  Look no further than the Cartier Women’s Tank Solo Small Gold/Leather Watch W5200002.  Say goodbye to the days of slipping your timepiece off just because you slipped into your best.  Without missing a beat, this classy timepiece will jazz up your ensemble.

A sleek, rectangular design forms the backbone of this timepiece.  Though inspired by the Renault tank of WWI, this watch from the Tank Solo line communicates a delicacy that seems to contrast the name.  A wide, but fitting Black alligator leather strap holds the 18 karat gold case and precision Quartz movement.  The watch’s golden crown features Cartier’s synthetic spinel jewel, its blue glow calling out the sword-like hands on the dial.  A soft silver dial sits inside the golden frame, where roman numerals enhance the elegance of the face.  The “Swiss Made” and “Cartier” quality seals appear prominently, but don’t overpower the dial beneath the Sapphire crystal.

You’ll have no trouble enjoying the Cartier Women’s Tank Solo Small Gold/Leather Watch W5200002 with your favorite jeans or a business suit.  Still, if you want to change your watch with your outfit, peruse the Cartier Roadster collection, which features interchangeable straps and keeps you in the $5,000 price range.  At just $4,100, however, the Cartier Tank Solo—designed to complement the both the wrist and the wearer—may be exactly what you’re looking for.


  • Cartier Caliber 157 Quartz movement
  • Swiss Made seal
  • Scratch-proof, anti-glare Sapphire crystal
  • Pale opaline dial with blue hands
  • Decorative roman numerals
  • Yellow gold (18 kt) case with steel back
  • Black band of alligator leather with yellow gold buckle
  • Round, grooved crown with blue synthetic spinel cabochon
  • Trendy, yet classic rectangular case (31 x 24.4 mm)
  • Water resistance to 30 meters
  • Cartier name beneath 12 o’clock and incorporated into 7 o’clock numerals


  • Modeled after historical discovery, but built with modern twist
  • Infused with Swiss craftsmanship and Cartier’s artistry
  • Versatile across casual and upscale wardrobes
  • Comes with complimentary engraving (optional), if purchased directly from Cartier
  • Built with luxury materials, but retails at a reasonable price
  • Comes with unlimited warranty on most parts (including a initial two-year warranty covering both parts and labor)


  • Decorative roman numerals make the watch more difficult to read
  • Displays only the time (no date, day, or chronograph features)
  • Only authorized Cartier dealers can offer warranty

It’s High Time
High heels or no, this watch will match your pace without the high price.  Online retailers list the Cartier Women’s Tank Solo Small Gold/Leather Watch W5200002 as low as $3,687.  Why not indulge in a little practical fashion . . . that you can leave on!


Additional Details
Retail Price: $4,100
Collection: Tank (Tank Solo Women’s/Unisex)
Case: rectangular, 18 kt yellow gold with screwed down steel back, 31 x 24.4 mm, 5.5 mm thickness
Movement:  Quartz, Cartier Caliber 157
Dial: silvered opaline
Band Material: alligator leather (black)
Band Dimensions: women’s standard (15.2 cm)
Bezel: stationary, 18 kt gold
Closing System: ardillon buckle (18 kt gold)
Display: analog
Collection Variations: large size, small size (unisex)
Dial Variations: silver opaline, lacquered (large size); silver opaline, lacquered, pink lacquered (small size)
Bezel/Case Variations: steel, yellow gold
Band/Bracelet Variations: steel (polished and brushed), round-scale alligator leather, python skin, black caiman skin, pink caiman skin (small version)

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