Les Rééditions are watches that are sought after by collectors and presented as close as possible to their original format. The product of Cartier's singular vision, they represent milestones in its watchmaking history and celebrate both its watchmaking forms and its heritage. This approach takes the form of aesthetic designs produced in limited and numbered series that Cartier chooses to reveal to its collector customers around unexpected moments.
Les Rééditions de Cartier were launched in 2021 with the Pasha Calendrier Perpétuel and the Tank Cintrée in yellow gold, produced in a limited edition of 150 to mark its centenary, followed by the Pebble watch in 2022, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with Cartier. Today, the Maison is returning to the Tank Cintrée, the first known evolution of the original Tank of 1917, which appeared in 1921 and established the rectangle in the world of Tank shapes as a result of research into aesthetics and function. Thanks to the curves and slenderness of its rounded case, the watch elegantly hugs the wrist.
Today, Cartier is offering an even rarer and more precious version of a cult combination: platinum—a prestigious material that is difficult to work with—and ruby, set in a cabochon on the winding crown. The choice of materials is all the more appropriate given that this creation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Tank Cintrée watch in platinum.
The case has been refined and is now a remarkable 6.03 mm thick. It houses a movement with manual winding, the calibre 9780 MC. Rail tracks, Roman numerals, apple-shaped blued hands, “eggshell” dial and a pin buckle—all the watchmaking hallmarks of the Maison are there, renewing and confirming the Tank Cintrée's place in Cartier’s heritage.
The final touch of refinement on this creation, produced in an edition of 150 numbered pieces, is the play of finishes on the brancards, polished on the verticals and matte on the horizontals.