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Cartier Tank Chinoise CPCP ref. 2684H

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The Cartier Tank Chinoise ("Chinese") was originally released in 1922, when high-society's love affair for everything "Far Eastern" was in full swing. Inspired by Chinese architecture, it features parallel horizontal "bars" that evoke the imagery of mysterious Chinese temples. While the original ... More

The Cartier Tank Chinoise ("Chinese") was originally released in 1922, when high-society's love affair for everything "Far Eastern" was in full swing. Inspired by Chinese architecture, it features parallel horizontal "bars" that evoke the imagery of mysterious Chinese temples. While the original version (as with Cartier's other early watches) was extremely limited, Cartier produced more of these watches under the "Collection Privee" line in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Cartier comfortably sits at the intersection between fine watchmaking and art, combining years of heritage with eye-catching and unique case designs. From its inception in the turn of the 20th Century, Cartier has earned a well-deserved reputation for being a manufacture that has successfully transformed the humble wristwatch from a soldier's tool into a true object of desire.

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The Cartier Tank Chinoise ("Chinese") was originally released in 1922, when high-society's love affair for everything "Far Eastern" was in full swing. Inspired by Chinese architecture, it features parallel horizontal "bars" that evoke the imagery of mysterious Chinese temples. While the original version (as with Cartier's other early watches) was extremely limited, Cartier produced more of these watches under the "Collection Privee" line in the 1990s and early 2000s.

CARTIER

Cartier comfortably sits at the intersection between fine watchmaking and art, combining years of heritage with eye-catching and unique case designs. From its inception in the turn of the 20th Century, Cartier has earned a well-deserved reputation for being a manufacture that has successfully transformed the humble wristwatch from a soldier's tool into a true object of desire.

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