Tank LC Skeleton Sapphire watch, 30 mm x 39.2 mm, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, calibre 9616 MC. Case in 18K white gold set with 254 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.20 carats), beaded crown in 18K white gold set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.12 carats), sword-shaped hands in blued steel. Strap in fuchsia alligator skin, double adjustable folding buckle in 18K white gold set with 43 diamonds (0.42 carats). Complication skeletonised hours, minutes and small seconds. Individually numbered movement containing 159 parts including 21 jewels. Total dimensions of the movement: 26 mm, x 26.3 mm, thickness: 3.6 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 3 days. Sapphire crystal and case back. Case thickness: 7.45 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 metres).
Worn by Louis Cartier himself, the “Tank Louis Cartier” watch sets the standard to be upheld by all Tank watches. In contrast to the assertive choice of rectangular form and proud lines, the tops of the lugs were rounded, embodying the contribution made by Louis Cartier to the modern style later known as Art Deco.