Cartier Tank À Guichets 2817


The Tank à Guichets was introduced in 1928. Back then, this mechanical jumping hour wrist watch was already an odd one out. Hence, it was only produced in a very limited quantity. Only in 1996 Cartier re-released a 3-piece set, in 1997 a 150-piece platinum version was launched and finally, in 2005 the 100-piece rose gold model was born. The 18k rose gold, brushed case of this 2817 measures 26 x 37 mm. Don't be fooled by the size! This solid block of metal with just two apertures maintains great wrist presence. Fun fact: jazz icon Duke Ellington had the old model.

  • year2005
  • reference2817
  • modelTank à Guichets