Do not adjust your set, or your glasses – the Cartier Tank Folle really does look as if it’s been run over by a truck.
Actually, that analogy is more appropriate than you might think – seeing as this watch is based on Cartier’s 1967 ‘Crash’ collection. Legend has it that these came about following a fiery car crash involving a Cartier exec of the time.
The Dali-esque results certainly are memorable.
This new model will be made in a run of 200 pieces in 18Kt white gold.
Sizing is somewhat tricky, given the shape, but it’s relatively small at 30-34mm. There’s a sapphire crystal – also crazily shaped – and water resistance to 30 meters.
The dial features 1.6 carats of diamonds.
Movement is the manual-wind Cartier caliber MC 8970.