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Sold outDiscontinued Must de Cartier Tank Unisex Vintage Watch Flying Arabia LM Size Pure Silver with 18K VermeilDiscontinued Must de Cartier Tank Unisex Vintage Watch Flying Arabia LM Size Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outSave ¥60,200Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Pink Aquarino MM Size Pure Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Pink Aquarino MM Size Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil
Discontinued Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch, Breguet Numerals, Small and Medium Size, Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil, Free StrapDiscontinued Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch, Breguet Numerals, Small and Medium Size, Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil, Free Strap
Sold outMust de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Black SM Size Hand-wound Pure Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Black SM Size Hand-wound Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outDiscontinued Must de Cartier Tank Unisex Vintage Watch with Breguet Numerals, Large Size, Pure Silver with 18K VermeilDiscontinued Must de Cartier Tank Unisex Vintage Watch with Breguet Numerals, Large Size, Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil
Discontinued Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch with Breguet Numerals, Small and Medium Size, Sterling Silver with 18K VermeilDiscontinued Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch with Breguet Numerals, Small and Medium Size, Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outSave ¥45,000Must de Cartier Tank Vintage Watch, Ivory, Large Size, Hand-wound, Pure Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Vintage Watch, Ivory, Large Size, Hand-wound, Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil
Save ¥35,000Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Ivory SM Size Quartz Sterling Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Ivory SM Size Quartz Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outSave ¥35,000Must de Cartier Tank Vintage Watch Ivory LM Size Quartz Pure Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Vintage Watch Ivory LM Size Quartz Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil
Save ¥60,000Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Inner Grey SM Size Pure Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch Inner Grey SM Size Pure Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outSave ¥40,000Must de Cartier Tank Vintage Watch LM Size Straight Roman Sterling Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Vintage Watch LM Size Straight Roman Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outMust de Cartier Tank, Leaping Arabic Index Dial, Small and Medium Size, Sterling Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank, Leaping Arabic Index Dial, Small and Medium Size, Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outSave ¥46,000Must de Cartier Tank, black Roman dial, small and medium size, sterling silver with 18K vermeilMust de Cartier Tank, black Roman dial, small and medium size, sterling silver with 18K vermeil
Sold outSave ¥40,000Must de Cartier Tank Bordeaux Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil, LM sizeMust de Cartier Tank Bordeaux Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil, LM size
Sold outSave ¥53,200Cartier Must Tank Vermeil Watch for Women, Manual Winding SV925 Quartz WatchCartier Must Tank Vermeil Watch for Women, Manual Winding SV925 Quartz Watch
Sold outSave ¥32,000Cartier Must Tank Vermeil Watch for Women SV925 Leather StrapCartier Must Tank Vermeil Watch for Women SV925 Leather Strap
Cartier Must Tank Vermeil Watch for Women SV925 Leather Strap Sale price¥288,000 Regular price¥320,000
Sold outSave ¥80,000Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch, Size SM, Sterling Silver with 18K VermeilMust de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch, Size SM, Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil
Sold outSave ¥64,000Must de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch, Size SM, Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil Multi StripeMust de Cartier Tank Ladies Vintage Watch, Size SM, Sterling Silver with 18K Vermeil Multi Stripe
Sold outSave ¥44,000Must de Cartier Tank, Breguet index dial, SM size, sterling silver with 18K vermeilMust de Cartier Tank, Breguet index dial, SM size, sterling silver with 18K vermeil

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In this article, we will introduce Cartier's wristwatches, "The Beginning of Quartz Watches," and introduce five recommended models.

When you look at Cartier watches, you will find many lovely pieces.

And I think quartz watches are the easiest for women to use.

This is because it's a hassle to turn the crown, you don't have time to do it before going out, and if you have your nails done, just thinking about turning the crown makes you not want to wear a watch.

No no, high-end models also come in hand-wound and automatic versions.

Some of you may think this way, but this article is an introductory guide aimed at people who are interested in Cartier watches, so please consider it a beginner's guide.

Of course, I'm sure men are reading this too, but I think if they can gain some knowledge from this as trivia on giving gifts to women, it will come in handy somewhere.

Today, I will be introducing a brief history of quartz, the relationship between Cartier and quartz watches, and introducing five wonderful recommended models, so if you've been interested in Cartier watches, be sure to read to the end.


The History of Quartz Watches

First of all, what is a quartz watch?

What are its characteristics?

I will explain it in an easy-to-understand manner by looking at the historical background in which it emerged and Cartier.

In the 1970s, our Japanese company, Seiko, achieved a groundbreaking innovation by powering watches with quartz crystal.

This demonstrated to the world the most advanced technology available, allowing movements (the internal mechanisms that power the watch) to be made inexpensively while still ensuring perfect accuracy.

Quartz movement explained

This led to the widespread adoption of quartz movements worldwide, and of course Cartier also began to adopt them.

When you think of watches, Switzerland comes to mind, but what makes Swiss watch brands different is that Swiss watches have the image of being based around specialized watches.

Therefore, the movement within it is also important.

To put it simply, and it might be hard for women to imagine, the value of a wristwatch includes the movement inside it.

That's why Swiss watch brands place value not only on their appearance, but also on their internal mechanisms, which is why Swiss watches are said to be highly precise.

The image is that the gears and parts are carefully made one by one by craftsmen, and then combined to create a single object.

However, the Cartier brand is fundamentally a jewelry brand.

When looking at a watch, the internal mechanism is of course important, but the appearance tends to take up a larger proportion of the evaluation.

That is why Swiss watch brands were not able to actively adopt quartz movements, but Cartier, which places less emphasis on movements, was able to actively adopt quartz movements .

Now let's take a look at how Cartier watches have fared.

Cartier's "Must Collection"

The History of Quartz Watches

In the late 1970s, Cartier released watches that were affordable and maintained their brand image while still retaining the traditional mechanical hand-wound wristwatch style.

That is the "Must de Cartier" collection.

As the name suggests, this is a watch that "everyone should have."

This collection inherited Cartier's sophisticated designs, but by using new materials it was possible to produce them cheaply, allowing you to feel the charm of Cartier.

 

For example, up until then, Cartier watches had cases made out of solid gold (made entirely of gold) or platinum.

However, this Must Do collection has succeeded in keeping the price down by using pure silver (sterling silver) as the base for the case and then plating it with 18K gold, and by using the quartz movement explained earlier.

(As a side note, the Must Collection also has hand-wound movements.)

In addition, this plating method involves a special coating technique called "vermeil."

The difference from ordinary plating is that standards require that gold be coated on 925 silver to a thickness of 1.5 microns or more.

In reality, it has a 20μ coating.

Discontinued model Mast tank case material structure

To put it simply, it is applied thicker than a regular coating.

This must-have collection was priced at $500 at the time, or 50,000 yen in Japanese yen.

These collections were a huge hit around the world, and Cartier watch sales, which had previously been around 3,000 units per year, topped the 160,000 unit mark by the end of the 1970s.

This was the first time that Cartier had mass-produced a watch on this scale, and these figures show just how many must-have collections have reached people all over the world.

It could be said that adopting a quartz movement was a brilliant move that only Cartier, which originated as a jewelry brand, could have made.

Now, I would like to introduce some models that use quartz movements that Cartier produced in the 1970s and 1980s.

1. Must de Cartier Tank

Cartier Women's Watch Must de Tank

Paying homage to the original Tank Louis Cartier, the Must de Cartier Tank was released with a variety of dial options, including dark blue, red, black, and even striped three-tone gold.

Cartier Ladies' Watch Must de Tank Collection

Since then, countless Must de Cartier watches have been released, featuring a wide variety of men's and women's watches, with different sizes, shapes, dial colors and finishes.

In the 1980s, French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was photographed wearing a Must de Cartier Tank in 1983, making the watch an essential part of the fashion world.

Cartier Watches Must de Tank Collection
Cartier Watches Must de Tank Collection

This model was a huge hit for many years, and in the 1990s various dial variations were created and it continued to be sold into the 2000s.

It was such an incredibly popular watch that it is still popular today and is counted among Cartier's timeless masterpieces.

Let's take a look at the Must Do Tank's SM, MM, LM, and XL sizes.

Cartier Watches Must Do Cartier Tank Sizes available: SM, MM, LM, XL

The Must Do Tank is available in smaller sizes that are not currently available, which makes it a good fit for Japanese people with thin wrists, and for men, its small size gives joy to collecting vintage items.

The Mast Tank was originally available in two sizes, but in 1990 the entire model underwent a minor change, and the MM and XL sizes, intermediate between the SM and LM sizes, were introduced.

SM=20mm

MM=22mm

LM=23mm

XL=27mm

SM to MM are ladies' models and LM to XL are men's models, but in reality it's best to just choose the size that fits your wrist without worrying about that.

If you ask why the size range expanded in the 1990s, this was due to the trends of the time, as larger watches became more popular with newer generations.

However, a large watch inevitably makes the watch more noticeable and less elegant.

For this reason, vintage watches that are small but flashy and have a strong presence have become popular among both men and women in recent years.

summary

To sum up, the models Cartier made from the 1970s to 1990s are attractive, and even those of us living in the modern age can appreciate their beauty.

After all, beautiful things have timeless beauty no matter how much time passes.

As a man, I can understand that the mechanical beauty of a hand-wound movement is one of its attractions, but for women who are looking for functionality, I would recommend that you first choose a quartz watch if you want to appreciate the appeal of a brand.