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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: WSTA0056
    Model Name: Tank Must De
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: Cartier Green Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel Pin Buckle
    Accessories: Accompanied by International Limited Warranty, inner and outer box.

  • Artist Biography



    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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In 2021, Cartier hit the rewind button back to the '80s with the release of the new colourful Tank Must watches. Unlike the vermeil versions, these watches are cased entirely in stainless steel – though they still house a quartz-powered movement.Sporting a similar minimalist styling – in fact, it's more minimal than ever. Gone is the double C icon, and the "must de" script. Now refined for a new generation, only the Cartier logo, and an hour and minute hand with a discreet Swiss Made writing down at the bottom remain. For this new release, Cartier produced three colours: burgundy, blue, and green. The lacquered dials give off a rich, deep appearance in the metal. Each variant of the watch comes with a matching alligator strap and pin buckle. Found in practically unworn condition, they also come complete with International Guarantee and boxes.