2020 Cartier Tank Asymetrique Released

by Lewis Butterfield
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2020 sees Cartiers return to the Privé collection with the Cartier Tank Asymetrique. 

Cartier as a watch making Maison, is falling over itself with history and tradition. From the introduction of the first wrist watch in the Cartier Santos in 1904, to the launch of the iconic Cartier Tank in 1917, the brand is an enduring symbol of style and elegance.

The introduction of the Privé Asymetrique is quite literally a new slant on a timeless classic. Impressively thin at just 6.3mm the Privé Asymetrique features, as the name would suggest, an asymmetric case design with accompanying asymmetric dial layout for the numerals. Rotated 30 degrees within the parallelogram case, the indices and numerals contained within show 12 o’clock where traditionally one would read 1 o’clock.

The curiosity doesn’t stop there however, a unique triple lug system is employed, with three beautifully curved lugs protruding from the case and attaching to anyone of the numerous leather strap options available.

The Privé Asymetrique is available in only precious metal variants, 18k yellow gold, 18k Pink gold and platinum. For the truly daring, there are skeleton platinum models laced with 250 brilliant cut diamonds adorning the case and lugs.

Powering the line is Cartier’s in house manufacture mechanical movement 1917MC and 9623MC Skeleton, giving the solid dial models a 38 hour power reserve at 3hz, and the skeleton models 48 hours at 4hz.

The Cartier Privé Tank Asymetrique is the Parisian brand at is finest, outlandish design done to perfection.

Cartier Tank Asymetrique Specification:

Dimensions: 47.15mm by 26.2mm and 6.38mm-thick for the solid dials, 7.82mm for the skeleton versions.
Water Resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Case Material: 18k yellow gold, 18k pink gold, platinum
Crystal: sapphire crystal
Movement: Cartier Manufacture Mechanical Movement 1917MC and 9623MC Skeleton
Frequency: 3Hz for solid dials, 4Hz for skeleton
Power Reserve: 38 and 48 hours

Price and Availability:

Gold case solid dial – 27,200 Swiss Francs (approx $43,000aud)

Platinum case solid dial – 30,800 Swiss francs (approx $49,500aud)

Skeleton in 18k pink gold – 60,500 Swiss Francs (approx $97,100aud)

Skeleton in Platinum – 68,500 Swiss Francs(approx $110,000aud)

Skeleton with diamonds – 96,000 Swiss Francs (approx $154,000aud)

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