It is a claim that not many watch models can make: the Cartier Tonneau can look back on 113 (!) years of history since its introduction. And one of the most beautiful things about Cartier is that once it had created this perfect watch, the designers pretty much left it alone. Meaning that the whims of fashion could not get a hold on models like the Tonneau – for the simple reason that it transcended fashion.
The Tonneau, like many of the early Tanks, was one of those unique creations on which time had no quarter. It was a powerful design once created, and it had no problems with perpetuation across the changing eras. Read the entire story on Quill & Pad