Tank Chinoise.

Aug 04, 2022,08:23 AM

It seems I'm having a soft spot for Cartier this year. Perhaps it's due to good old customer service from the boutique or just fed up with the games played by some other brands.

This came in yesterday and it didn't disappoint in the metal. I see very fine workmanship in the contrasting brushed and polished parts. It's so thin (6mm) that it wears flat on the wrist and even with the noticeable weight of the platinum case, it stays firmly in place. I have been spoilt by thinner cased watches recently and the simplicity of good design, resulting in a very enjoyable wearing experience.

Some quick photos to share:

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Gorgeous . Congrats Fernando

 By: Gelato Monster : August 4th, 2022-08:48
Cartier Boutique is always exemplary .

Thank you. I agree. :)

 By: fernando : August 4th, 2022-12:12

Sublime piece Fernando

 By: Cookies : August 4th, 2022-08:48
I like the fine details on the case of this outstanding piece. Will read up about this rarely discussed range from the tank series, later tonight. Going for a long swim now.

Timeless elegant design …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 4th, 2022-08:52
Great photos Fernando. This watch in platinum combined with the slender case is the perfect combination on your wrist. I love the design detail. Enjoy !

Good analogy 👍

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 4th, 2022-14:26

Thank you very much!

 By: fernando : August 4th, 2022-12:24

Perfect, Fernando 👌🏽

 By: ArmisT : August 4th, 2022-10:35
Can you please provide the length x width of the case? This looks like more of a square case, than rectangular, is that true? Thanks.

Big congratulations to you,

 By: takman : August 4th, 2022-12:05
And thanks for sharing all the photos! I didn’t know how thin these are. It looks right at home on your wrist, enjoy!

I can honestly say, the first platinum watch that has stopped me in my tracks. Wow!

 By: halgedahl : August 4th, 2022-12:38
It's everything that's already been said: understated, refined, the brushed sides are killer… This is one for the grail file. MANY thanks for posting! One question, though. If platinum, though thin it must have some heft, yes? In that case (pardon the pun... 

Truly looks fantastic! Congrats again!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : August 4th, 2022-12:50

Thank you kindly!

 By: fernando : August 4th, 2022-12:55

Well done Fernando!

 By: sham1 : August 4th, 2022-13:58
I am glad you have taken this watch because it might be the same one I had declined from the Kuala Lumpur boutique. I felt it was too heavy for me. Yes the watch is very elegant and quite light for a platinum watch but I found it too heavy for my taste as... 

Thank you.

 By: fernando : August 4th, 2022-14:14
Your loss is my gain ..... if it is the same watch. I think I remember seeing one for sale on the CM here too.

The one in CM

 By: sham1 : August 4th, 2022-14:43
was from the Paris boutique which I decided not to acquire since I had to buy it without seeing it.

I’m also waiting for this call and is on the fence, just a little…

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 4th, 2022-16:46
Congratulations to you Fernando….and you have one of the best number that people in HK loves. Sham, you can tell if this is the same by the limited edition # that posted. Now about my fence reasoning, I feel these Cartier CPCPs using the same MC movement ... 

Thank you and I understand your dilemma.

 By: fernando : August 5th, 2022-00:37
I wish there was a simple formula to help with our decision making but sometimes we just have to go with our hearts. As a passionate collector such as yourself, whatever decision you make will be the right one in the end. Luxury items don't necessarily ha... 

Beautiful and gorgeous looking Cartier

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 4th, 2022-15:32
Love that case design a lot . Excellent watch and pics

Thank you very much.

 By: fernando : August 5th, 2022-00:39

Good eye, great taste and the result is this Cartier.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : August 4th, 2022-18:57
Very dapper piece.

Thank you Count!

 By: fernando : August 5th, 2022-00:53

Oh wow! That looks good! And in platinum! How cool!

 By: patrick_y : August 4th, 2022-19:37
What can I say... Nice watch there! Very elegant.

Thanks very much Patrick.

 By: fernando : August 5th, 2022-00:54

Big Congrats!

 By: SALMANQ8 : August 4th, 2022-22:04
You always have excellent taste in watches, Cartier is one brand that conflicts me, I love them in the pictures but when I see them in real life the quality of finish and materials is not threre, except on their high end pieces such as yours, there is hug... 

Thank you so much.

 By: fernando : August 5th, 2022-09:11


 By: JohnJohn : August 5th, 2022-15:36
Beautiful piece. I am looking forward to pickup mine when I am back in HK later. Congratulations on your new piece!!!

Über-Cool watch you got Fernando!

 By: renerod : August 14th, 2022-00:39
It looks perfect on your wrist! Please, share more of it. Best. René

That's lovely

 By: 1neilfrancis : January 4th, 2023-07:36
Wear in good health