The 3 iconic Cartier models

Cartier is one of the most prestigious and renowned brands in the world of watchmaking. Its designs combine elegance, innovation and quality, and its collections range from classic to avant-garde models.

Although it is a matter of taste, in terms of history and tradition there are 3 Cartier models that stand out from the rest. That is why today we are going to talk about what, in our opinion, are the most important Cartier watches.

In this article, we introduce you to 3 of the best Cartier watches you can find on the market today.

Tank Louis Cartier REF: WGTA0067

The Tank Louis Cartier is an icon in the world of watchmaking, a creation of Louis Cartier in 1917, inspired by the tanks of the First World War. This watch, which has been worn on the wrists of important figures such as General Charles de Gaulle, Cary Grant and Princess Diana herself, stands out for its rectangular case, Roman numerals and unmistakable blue hands.

In our selection of the top three Cartier watches, reference WGTA0067 from the Tank Louis Cartier sub-collection deserves a special mention. This quartz model maintains the essence of the Tank with its rectangular case measuring 33.7mm x 25.5mm and a thickness of 6.3mm.

The classic and timeless design of the Tank Louis Cartier is highlighted by a 750 yellow gold case and a pearly crown topped by a sapphire crystal. The silver-grained dial, protected by a mineral crystal, features Cartier’s emblematic sword-shaped hands in blue. Its dark grey alligator leather strap is complemented by a sterling yellow gold buckle.

The Tank Louis Cartier sub-collection offers variety, with models featuring features such as

smaller cases, rose gold, diamond embellishments or even hand-wound.

Louis Cartier, who personally used the watch, set a standard for all Tank models. Embodying Louis Cartier’s contribution to the “modern style” that would later become known as Art Deco, the lugs of the watch were designed with a rounded upper face, breaking with the rectangular shape prevalent in the fashion of the time. Tank Louis Cartier watches, designed for both men and women, are true collector’s and style pieces.

The 3 iconic Cartier models

Santos-Dumont Watch REF: W2SA0011

The Santos-Dumont is another of Cartier’s historic timepieces that must be on our list of Cartier watches, created in 1904 by Louis Cartier himself for his friend, the Brazilian aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont, in response to his need to be able to check the time without letting go of the controls of the plane. This is believed to be the beginning of wristwatches and was a true revolution in the watchmaking industry.

The Santos-Dumont watch, in addition to its quartz movement, stands out mainly for the square shape of its case, which in its reference W2SA0011 has a size of 43.5 mm x 31.4 mm with a thickness of 7.3 millimetres.

Moving on to its design, this Santos-Dumont features a bezel in pink sterling gold, followed by a circular-grained crown which, unlike the previous model, is adorned with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon. Its sunray-effect silvered satin-brushed dial, protected by a sapphire crystal, features Cartier’s characteristic blue sword-shaped hands indicating the time with Roman numerals. Its black alligator leather bracelet is finished with an elegant steel buckle.

The Santos-Dumont watch with its geometric design and visible screws defines a timepiece that would soon become an emblematic icon of the Maison. Since its creation, Santos de Cartier has become a classic that defies the passage of time.

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Panthère de Cartier REF: WSPN0007

The Panthère de Cartier is one of the brand’s most feminine and elegant watches, created in 1983 and inspired by the panther that has symbolised Cartier since 1914. Its rectangular case, articulated bracelet and minimalist dial are some of the elements that define this watch, which has been worn by stars such as Angelina Jolie and Meghan Markle.

Reference WSPN0007 from the Panthère de Cartier collection, like the two previous models we have mentioned, is a watch with a quartz movement. Specifically, this model, the medium- sized one, consists of a rectangular steel case with dimensions of 27 mm x 37 mm and a thickness of 6.44 millimetres.

In terms of design, we find a classic watch that never goes out of fashion and is mainly suitable for the more feminine public. As we have already seen, it has a steel bezel with a crown decorated with a blue synthetic spinel. Its silver-coloured dial with Roman numerals and blued steel sword-shaped hands is protected by a synthetic sapphire crystal.

If there is one thing that is distinctive about this Cartier watch, it is its steel interlaced-link strap, which is a reference to its name thanks to its ultra-flexible structure that honours the Swiss brand’s emblematic animal.

Panthère de Cartier is both a watch and a piece of jewellery, showcasing one of the Maison’s most representative designs. Despite being a watch that was first produced over 40 years ago,

it remains a perfect accessory today. This watch has become an iconic symbol of women’s fashion.

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