Just in time to further brighten our summer days, Cartier comes out with their colorful Women’s Tank Solo watch. The sunny orange hue is perfect for lounging at the pool. It is the ultimate summer accessory to that beautiful maxi dress you just picked up, and best of all…it’s a Cartier. The Cartier Tank is one of those timeless designs, which has been updated with fresh colors and accents. Cartier is a name that symbolizes luxury and stylish elegance, and this orange Tank Solo Women’s watch follows in those footsteps, perfectly. The dial is a soft shade of champagne, which has been stylized by a shadowed logo effect. The Cartier C floats over the dial, adding interest. The dial is, of course the traditional Tank rectangular shape, and is accented by Roman numerals marking the quarter hours. The crystal in a scratch resistant sapphire, and has been treated with an anti reflective additive. The Tank Solo’s case is crafted of stainless-steel and measures 31mm in diameter. This is a Swiss quartz model by Cartier and comes with a screw in case backing. The Women’s Tank Solo is matched with a pretty orange Alligator bracelet, and the orange crystal crown finishes the look out, perfectly. Add a bit of spice to your summer wardrobe, with the Cartier Tank Solo in orange.
It is apropos that such a classic and elegant woman like Michelle Obama would be drawn to the most classic and elegant watches in the world. Cartier seems to be the choice of the first lady, and with good reason. Cartier has been the epitome of style for decades, and their creations don’t get any more traditional than the Tank. Cartier’s Tank was originally introduced back in 1912. It has seen many re-releases, but little changes. The Tank is Cartier and definitely still one of their more popular timepieces. The first lady was photographed wearing her Cartier Tank, for her official Whitehouse portrait. The people at Cartier couldn’t be more pleased. Michelle Obama will certainly go down in history as a classic fashion icon, already compared to the legendary Jackie O for her style and grace. The Cartier Tank befits such a lady.
The Cartier Tank collection comes in many styles. The Cartier midsized Tank Solo in stainless-steel, the Tank Americaine, which is in 18 carat white gold, to other steel and 18 carat gold models. The variety is wide and diverse, the constant is the Cartier name. This is a fine, luxury Swiss watchmaker, which has a solid reputation. Hey, if it’s got Michelle Obama’s attention, maybe you should take another look.
Cartier watches are elegance par none. The Cartier company has been producing marvelous creations for over 100 years. Each season, new treasures emerge from Cartier watches, and this summer is no exception. Their fresh spring line is inspiring. Some changes, some new designs, and always the favorites…back with a bit of added flare. The Cartier Ballon Bleu Collection just released is a fine example of Cartier excellence. This ladies watch is being offered in several versions. Whether you prefer white gold, pink gold, or traditional yellow gold…you won’t be disappointed. I believe my favorite is the Ballon Blue de Cartier Pink, it’s fresh and colorful, and has Cartier watch quality behind it. This Cartier watch has a case made from rose gold, with luxurious diamonds accenting the dial. The dial face is round is shape and is a beautiful silver/white. The hours are marked with roman numerals and the Cartier watch name is tastefully displayed. This is an all Swiss made timepiece, so quality is taken for granted. I love the traditional Cartier watch collections, but this one caught my eye, and probably yours as well. The dial is beautifully finished, the diamonds sparkle, but the deep purple leather bracelet that Cartier designers decided on…is simply the icing on the cake!
Anyone who has ever swooned over the Cartier watches displayed in the boutique’s windows on Fifth Avenue will tell you – this is not an ordinary luxury watch maker. They have been the epitome of elegance in luxury timepieces ever since Louis Francois created the original “House of Cartier” in 1847. Today, they are sold throughout the world and their selection of artistically inspired designs are more appealing than ever.
Here are a few of my favorite Cartier watches:
- The Tank Watch: Inspired by World War I, these infamous watches came about as a result of the designer’s fascination with the American tank. The resulting design is a sturdy, sharp-edged watch with sleek vertical sides and simple construction that echoes the lines of an American tank.
- The Divan Watch: Similar to the original tank-style Cartier watches, the Divan watch was introduced to give a more futuristic look to the rectangular shaped watch.
- The Pasha Watch: These elegant, round-faced watches were introduced in the 1940’s and had always been available only for men. It wasn’t until the 80’s that the Pasha design became wildly popular among women.
No matter how many Cartier watches you look at, it will soon become obvious how the company became known as the creator of the world’s most luxurious watches.
Celebrities are the ones that really drew our attention to this trend, as men’s watches were gifted to girlfriends and seen on the wrists of everyone from Rihanna to Fergie.
In addition to being a talented singer, Rihanna is a fashion icon, so everything she wears is always duly noted. In one of her top videos she wears an 18K-gold Piaget Polo watch with a 38-mm case. Due to the nature and message of the song, the watch serves a double function, exuding her independence as a woman, which I think is why a lot of women prefer men’s watches. They do, as I wear one also, give you a sense of empowerment. Anything a man can do a woman can do (better). Isn’t that a famous quote?
To accommodate this new trend, many watch brands have stopped classifying their collections as “men’s” and “women’s” but rather just go by name and size, so as not to accidently insult anyone.
Other female celebrities that love men’s watches include the Olsen twins, who even on their tiny wrists, have no qualms about wearing a Rolex Daytona , Sienna Miller goes for a Rolex as well and Fergie choose a large size Cartier Ballon Bleu (as does Usher).
They say fashion trends come and go and eventually circle back to what they were years ago. I think it’s safe to say that for now and a good while to come, the new woman’s watch is simply a man’s watch.