Cartier has always been the creator of shaped watches and the brand never renounced their past. Their designs from the twenties and thirties are still a returning theme in the collection, as they often have obtained an iconic status over the past decades. Gorgeous examples of Cartier’s shaped watches are the curved cases of the Tank Americain, the Tank Cintrée and of course the Tonneau. Watches that fit ideal on the wrist and look so smart halfway under the cuff. This is what the majority of us probably see as shaped cases, but there are less well known examples, produced in very small quantities, that are even more extreme when it comes to case design.
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