Tank Louis Cartier watch, small model, quartz movement. 18K yellow gold case, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, silver-grained dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, mineral crystal, alligator-skin strap 18K yellow gold ardillon buckle. Case dimensions: 29.5 mm x 22 mm, thickness: 6.35 mm. Water-resistant to 30 meters/100 feet.
Worn by Louis Cartier himself, the Tank Louis Cartiere watch sets the standard for all Tank watches. To embody Louis Cartier’s contribution to modern stylee, later known as Art Deco, the tops of the lugs were rounded in contrast to the previously fashionable rectangular form and proud lines.