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The Cartier Prive collection represents some of the most legendary watches from the brand’s fascinating history as a watchmaker and also, a leading watch design house.
Since 2015, Cartier has been introducing various models, upgrading the Prive collection. The first models that Cartier revived were the Tank Cintree, the Tonneau and the Crash watch.
And this year the Prive collection has unleashed exquisitely new versions of the beloved 1936 Tank Asymetrique.
Three limited editions of Cartier Tank Asymetrique made their debut. However, Cartier also added three skeleton versions. Continue reading to know more about them.
The Tank was a new, innovative creation by Louis Cartier in 1917 flaunting a rectangular shape at a time when the standard shape of watches was round. However, Cartier unveiled several incarnations of the Tank from 1917 to 1936.
When the Tank Asymetrique made its debut in 1936, it broke the tradition. Also referred to as the ‘Losange’ or ‘Parallelogramme’, this watch challenged the standard order of things.
In specific models, Cartier replaced the axis of symmetry in the centre with a unique insert, keeping the aesthetics same. Such unique details made them extremely rare in the present time.
What characterise the Tank Asymetrique watch are the two oblique shafts connecting the two horizontal shafts and the numerals counterbalanced by 30degrees to the right on the dial.
Such an arrangement has been the characteristic feature of other modern skeleton watches from the brand. However, in the new Tank Asymetrique Skeleton watch, this array is emphasising the lozenge shape and tilted-dial that tare the signature design of the Asymetrique lineup.
Cartier equipped the three Tank Asymetrique Skeleton watches with the in-house Calibre 9623 MC movement at the centre of a bare framework.
The movement is punctuated by the ‘6’ and the ’12’.
However, by incorporating the exclusively designed calibre within the asymmetrical structure, the brand fulfils the aim of its Prive collection – that is, applying technology to the service of design.
The new Cartier Asymetrique Skeleton comes with a case that measures 47.15mm x 26.2mm x 6.38mm.
Moreover, Cartier offers the watch in platinum with black and blue alligator straps and pink gold with brown and grey alligator straps.
The new Tank Asymetrique Skeleton is also available in platinum featuring a crown set embellished with a 0.12ct brilliant-cut diamond. The case and buckle are also adorned with 250 brilliant-cut diamonds of 2.08ct and fitted with black and blue straps.
All the three different Asymetrique Skeleton versions are produced in a limited edition of only 100pieces.
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