In 1996 the House of Cartier released the Tank Française bracelet watch which has gone on to become not only one of Cartier’s best sellers but the inspiration for countless copies the world over. With it’s classic features it is little wonder the Tank was, and still is fashionable amongst style icons from Jackie Kennedy to Cary Grant, Andy Warhol to Yves Saint Laurent. In more recent times the Tank has been the watch of choice for Princess Diana, Aerin Lauder, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama.
LEFT In this iconic 1964 photo of Jacqueline Kennedy in a turtleneck and wearing a Tank Watch. Cartier Tank | RIGHT American actor Clark Gable wore a classic Cartier Tank watch. Cartier Tank.
Angelinia Jolie wearing a Tank Watch. | The late Princess Diana’s Tank watch, a gift from her father, is now a treasured possession of Prince William.
“I don’t wear a Tank watch to tell the time. Actually I never even wind it. I wear a Tank because it is the watch to wear!” Andy Warhol, 1973. | Rudolph Valentino in the film “Son of the Sheik” (1928) The Tank watch first appeared on screen when Rudolph Valentino insisted on wearing his Tank watch in The Son of the Sheik, creating one of the most famous anachronisms in the history of cinema.
PHOTOGRAPHY Marnie Haddad
STYLING Khaseem Warren
MANICURE Alana Holmes
PRODUCTION Sian MacPherson
AUTHENTIC WATCH Monards