The luxury fake Cartier Tank Cintrée is about near a perfect watch. Admittedly, this is a mildly selfish inclusion for the series because, well, good luck getting your hands on a Cintrée. So, for those of us not lucky enough to have a Cintrée to style, you could likely sub in any other classic and beautiful dress watch – a Santos, a Cartier Tank replica for sale, or some other watch with an unusual shape – but in my mind, these looks were made for the Cintrée.
I am sticking to my original MO (stated in the first article of this series), and including watches that aren’t as well known outside of the collector universe. Perhaps you are new to watches and curious about what’s out there beyond all the Daytonas and Speedmasters. Or, perhaps you are a seasoned watch enthusiast who will enjoy seeing a deep-cut best 1:1 replica Cartier watch being styled in a modern context.
First produced in 1919, the AAA fake Cartier Tank Cintrée is one of the oldest wristwatch models in the Cartier pantheon, “The design is so iconic that it has basically persisted for over a hundred years now in relatively the same form,” explains Eric Ku – horological expert and cofounder of online auction platform Loupe This. The 1941 high end replica Cartier Cintrée featured in this shoot was leant to me by Ku. “It’s a really big watch, even by today’s standards. The fact that the original 1919 Cintrée – which is the exact same dimensions as this 1941 example – is 100 years old, is just crazy.”
The size of this watch (44.7mm x 23mm to be exact) is born out of the design and fashion of that period of time in Paris. Lest we forget that Swiss movement replica Cartier is a jewelry house. They have always produced watches under the lens of jewelry and accessories which is why they were able to experiment so successfully with shape and proportion.
But the Cintrée has never been a large production watch for UK high quality fake Cartier, “It’s definitely an aficionado’s watch. You don’t accidentally buy a Cintrée,” laughed Ku. From a design standpoint it’s relatively simple: It’s an elongated rectangle. But this best quality replica Cartier UK is more nuanced than it appears. “There’s a slight curvature to it, so the proportions of the size of the case have to be right,” Ku says. “It’s still similar in spirit to the Tank Louis with the two parallel brancards.”