Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Misplaced Treasure from Cartier

Every now and again there is an iconic watch that just somehow slips through the cracks

First and foremost, I have SHAMELESSLY borrowed this photo from an Ebay auction.  I do hope that  you can forgive me.

I was still pretty wet behind the ears when Cartier brought this baby out.  It is without a doubt, one of their MOST unsung creations from them.  This is the Tank Basculante.

A face that reverses, but unlike JLC's reverso, these rotated up to down as opposed to out and around.

We had a handful of these when I worked at Tourneau in San Francisco.  I truly wish I had snagged one when I had the chance.  Hand winding, reverse function - and (no offense Cartier) one of your more subtle (and tasteful) offerings.


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