Princess Diana was first seen wearing perfect fake Cartier’s Tank Louis Cartier watch during the 1980s, when it is believed to have been gifted to her by her father, the 8th Earl Spencer. But it was following her divorce in 1996 that she began to wear her gold 1:1 replica Cartier Tank Française watch, replacing the Patek Philippe timepiece that had been gifted to her by Prince Charles.
“The AAA super clone Cartier Tank is the French maison’s most iconic watch, famed for its timeless design and elegant silhouette,” Rachel Garrahan, British Vogue’s jewellery and watch director, explains. “Princess Diana frequently wore the classic design with a black leather strap. For more formal occasions she opted for a jewel-like gold best copy Cartier Tank Française – it was based on the original Tank but has a more angular design and an integrated metal bracelet.”
Diana’s Swiss made replica Cartier Tank Française is now worn by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after it was inherited by her husband, Prince Harry. According to former royal butler Paul Burrell, Prince William had actually initially picked the top copy Cartier Tank Française from his mother’s collection, while Harry had chosen her famous sapphire engagement ring – but the pair swapped when William was preparing to propose to Kate, now the Princess of Wales, in 2010.
Meanwhile, Meghan actually sported the elegant Cartier Tank fake for sale UK design long before she met Harry. The former Suits star bought herself a two-tone version of the Tank Française back in 2012, which she engraved with “To M.M. From M.M.” on the back. “I plan to give it to my daughter one day,” she said in a past interview. “That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”
But Diana and Meghan are far from the only high-profile fans to have worn high end copy Cartier’s Tank design, with the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Andy Warhol and Michelle Obama all sporting the famous timepiece. So powerful is the allure of the cheap super clone Cartier design that Kim Kardashian paid a staggering $379,500 for Kennedy’s watch – gifted to her by her brother-in-law, Prince Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill – at a Christie’s auction in 2019.
Designed by Louis Cartier in 1917, the Cartier Tank super clone online uk was named after the British military tanks that helped defeat the German forces at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Created to look like a bird’s-eye view of a tank, the two vertical brancards running down the sides of the rectangular watch face are meant to emulate treads, while the dial represents the cockpit. Also influenced by the Bauhaus movement, the pared-back design became an instant hit when it arrived in stores in 1919.
Since then, the original Tank design – also known as the Swiss movement copy Cartier Tank Normale – has undergone several evolutions over years: the Louis Cartier watch features a stretched case and more refined brancards, while the Tank Must that was launched during the 1970s (and re-released in 2021) featured monochrome dials. After that came the Tank Américaine in the late 1980s, featuring a longer and thinner watch face, followed by the high quality fake Cartier Tank Française in 1996, featuring a metal bracelet.
With top super clone Cartier’s Tank just as popular now as it was over a century ago, its appeal is unlikely to wane any time soon, despite the advent of smartphones and smart replica watches paypal. As Andy Warhol once said, “I don’t wear a Tank watch to tell the time. In fact, I never wind it. I wear a Tank because it’s the watch to wear.”