Cartier Privé Replica collection is all about reimagining the classics of the past while focusing both on adapting them to current times and using mechanical movements.The majority of them are Tanks, like the Asymétrique, the Cintrée, and last year’s Chinoise. This year, it was time for the Tank Normale to make its reappearance, and boy, did Cartier deliver!
Many different versions, colors, and even solar-powered models have been launched. But it all started with the original Cartier Tank, which the brand now calls the “Normale.” We were able to go hands-on with versions of the watch in both yellow gold and platinum.
The case now measures 32.6mm long and 25.7mm wide, which, I believe, means this is one of the biggest Cheap Cartier Replica ever made. It still isn’t a big watch, though, and at 6.85mm thick, it’s also very slim. Nevertheless, it does have a lot of presence on the wrist. This comes down to the combination of the iconic design and the weight of the yellow gold or platinum. This heft is especially noticeable when you pair the watches with their matching brushed brick-style bracelets.
The movement, crown, and hands
Inside the Cartier Tank Normale Replica Watches is a movement from Le Temps Manufacture that Cartier calls caliber 070. It’s a movement with 21 jewels that runs at 25,200vph and has a 38-hour power reserve. You operate it through the cabochon-set crown.
On the version made of 950 platinum, the crown has a red ruby, and on the 18K yellow gold version, it has a blue sapphire. The latter’s crown matches very nicely with the blued set of steel hands. On the platinum version, the steel hands are simply polished and have no color to them.
A hefty Tank
The links aren’t much thinner than the case is, and the bracelet doesn’t taper towards the clasp. The links are also very close to each other, and therefore, they do not articulate fully. But it does mean that the Cartier Replica bracelet keeps a very nice shape on the wrist. In a way, it reminds me a bit of the way the bracelet feels on my stainless steel Santos.
A vintage-looking sapphire crystal
Because of the way it looks with both the dome and facets, it could also very well be made out of mineral or Plexiglass. Anyway, it is indeed sapphire, and it looks absolutely gorgeous.It stands just high enough to give it that vintage flair.
The facets are also not as sharp as on the Rado Diastar, for example, or on the Seiko SARB models with faceted crystals. But they’re not there to turn the crystal into art. The facets are there to make it look like the crystal on the original Tank, and they’ve succeeded.
On the wrist
As soon as I put it on my wrist, it felt right at home. The Cartier Replica Buy Now bigger size works great on my 17cm (6.7″) wrist, and especially on the bracelet, it looks very much like my Santos reference 2823.The thin, polished bevels on the edges of the case prominently emphasize the brushing on the sides. And that finishing along with the updated sword hands makes the watch seem a bit more powerful now. Yet it still is just as elegant as it was before.
I also tried the watch on with the alligator strap. I liked wearing that combination a lot more than wearing the Cartier Replica Store. For some reason, it sat better on my wrist, maybe because of the weight of the case. But perhaps it’s just because the Tank Normale seems more square than rectangular.