Cartier Santos Galbee - SOLD
A supremely elegant watch that oozes class and distinction - this is an outstanding timepiece! Like its namesake, the Cartier Tank is unstoppable. The elegant unisex watch, has been a favorite of movie stars (Clark Gable, Fred Astaire), First Ladies (Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama), even royalty (Princess Diana). According to company lore, the Tank was designed by Louis Cartier, the founder's grandson, after being inspired by the tread of a Renault FT-17 light tank, a mechanical hero of the Great War. More likely, the design was an elegant update of the square Cartier Santos watch. But the military connection made for good marketing with the first Cartier Tank being presented as a victory watch to American general John Pershing in 1918. The first Cartier Tank was presented as a victory watch to American general John Pershing in 1918. Initially launched in 1917, the Cartier Tank quickly found its habitat around the wrists of the influential. It is now considered one of the most important and highly recognised watch models worldwide.
Ever since it first began crafting fine watches and jewellery in 1847, Cartier has been a byword for luxury and opulence. The Parisian house is also universally revered as the brand that popularised the wristwatch at the turn of the 20th century. Ultimately, the brand stands for desirability - nothing says you've made it quite like Cartier.
Luxurious watch collections from the traditional house of Cartier delight watch enthusiasts worldwide.
Cartier watches are unique. They are products of the relentless pursuit of excellence by deeply committed men and women who share an abiding passion.
Daring, tradition, innovation and attention to detail: these are the foundations of the Cartier spirit that drive each craftsman, engineer and designer to create watches that are among the most extravagant and complicated in the world.