Cartier Tank Americaine 2312Cartier Tank Americaine 2312

Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph Ref. 2312

Introducing the Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph – a stunning watch made from 18k white gold. It’s a symbol of elegance and class.

Cartier is a famous brand known for creating beautiful watches for more than 100 years. They started in 1847 and have always been a symbol of luxury and quality. The Tank collection, created in 1917, was inspired by tanks used in World War I and changed watch design forever.

The Tank Americaine line is a modern version of the classic Tank. It represents the spirit of the United States and has a sleek and strong look. The Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph captures this spirit perfectly. It has a long rectangular shape that looks modern and sophisticated.

This watch is made from 18k white gold, which gives it a luxurious and stylish appearance. The case and bracelet are carefully crafted to perfection. The dial is also rectangular and has small dials for measuring time. The blue hands and Roman numeral hour markers add a touch of elegance.

Experience luxury and style with the Cartier Tank Americaine Chronograph. It’s a true symbol of class and sophistication, crafted with care and attention to detail by a brand with a long history of excellence.


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Brand Cartier
Diameter 26 x 44mm
Model Tank Americaine
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 2312
Buckle/clasp Original white gold
Year of production (circa) 2001
Lug Width 19 mm
Material 18K White gold
Set Content Cartier service papers 2024
Crystal Sapphire
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Quartz

The Cartier Tank was designed by Louis Cartier in 1917. Its design was inspired by the brand new, awe-inspiring Renault FT-17 tank, used in WWI. We may consider the Tank to be a classical shape today, but back in 1917, it was a design revolution, much like the Renault that inspired it. The very first public example was given to General John Pershing in 1918.

The iconic design looks simple and elegant, but is deceptively complex at the same time. The nearly square case is flanked by two brancards, giving the watch its slender, rectangular appearance. A form that is clearly taken from the Renault tank with its tracks. A white dial, black Roman numerals, heat-blued hands, rail-road track and sapphire cabochon crown complete the typical Tank design.

Countless variations on the theme exist though. 1921 Saw the introduction of the elongated Cintrée models. In the 1970’s, in response to the Quartz crisis, Cartier launched the Must de Cartier line. These Tanks were powered by more affordable quartz or mechanical ETA calibers and the cases were plated silver, rather than 18k gold. The Tank Americaine was launched in the late 1980’s. The elongated and curved shape was reminiscent of the Cintrée, but a little less delicate in form. The more angular, modern Tank Francaise was added to the collection in 1995. More niche variants such as the Tank Chinoise and the odd “digital” Tank a Guichet are available for those with a taste for something different.

The Cartier Tank has always been a celebrity favorite. Iconic figures such as Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali and Jackie Kennedy wore Tanks. Jackie Kennedy’s specific watch was later acquired by Kim Kardashian for a whopping $395.000,- at auction. Today, you might spot a Tank Francaise on the Dutch Queen Maxima’s wrist.

The Cartier Tank is surely one of the most iconic watch designs out there. You can easily put it side-by-side with the Rolex Submariner and AP Royal Oak as one of those genre-defining designs. It is tempting to throw the term iconic around in the watch world, but it is justified here beyond a shadow of a doubt.


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Year of production (circa)



18K White gold



Dial color





26 x 44mm




Original white gold

Lug Width

19 mm

Set Content

Cartier service papers 2024