Celebrating 100 years since its creation, 2017 marks the centenary of the Cartier Tank and a selection of the watches feature in the Important Watches sale in Geneva on 12 November. Dreamt up by Louis Cartier in 1917, and inspired by the rigorous geometry of the Renault tanks used in the First World War, its pared-back rectangular case shape and angular Roman numerals were considered daring at a time of pocket watches and Art Nouveau. Today its graphic lines and minimalist styling appeals to both men and women, cementing its place as one of horology’s most iconic designs. Click ahead as Condé Nast Traveller's watch and jewellery editor Jessica Diamond takes a closer look.
12 November 2017 | Geneva