An icon for over a hundred years. Discover our range of pre-owned Cartier Tank watches and save thousands on this iconic timepiece. Created in 1917, the Cartier Tank was designed by Louis Cartier, founder Louis-Francois Cartier’s grandson. Drawing inspiration from World War I tanks, the Tank celebrates military style, with a distinctive design as unstoppable as the machines themselves. The first-ever Tank model was awarded to the American general Pershing as a victory watch after the liberation of France, before launching to the public two years later. More than a century on, the Cartier Tank is a legend in the world of watchmaking, worn by everyone from movie stars to first ladies.
Now, the Cartier Tank range has grown to include a wide range of styles, including the Tank Anglaise, Américaine, Française, MC, Solo, Cintrée, and more. From replicas of the 1917 style to updated metal-bracelet versions, there’s a Tank timepiece for every taste. The watch’s original design arrived with clean lines, a distinctive rectangular shape, Roman numerals and railroad-track minute markets, features that can still be seen on some Tank models today. It also incorporated a signature Sapphire cabochon crown, a detail that became a hallmark of the Cartier brand. Today, Cartier Tank watches are one of the most recognisable timepieces in the world, with Andy Warhol labelling it as “the watch to wear.”
The Tank is a must-have for any collector, and our pre-owned Cartier Tank watches save you thousands compared to buying new. Each and everyone goes through a thorough service and a check for authenticity, so you can shop pre-owned in complete confidence. What’s more, unlike new styles, second-hand Cartier Tank watches don’t depreciate when they’re unboxed – they hold their value, only increasing in worth as the decades go by. Whether you keep them as an heirloom or sell on to a collector, these coveted timepieces are the ultimate collectable item. And with flexible finance options, there’s never been a better time to invest in your first Tank watch.