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Cartier Tank Cintrée for The Horology Club

by The Horology Club 02 Feb 2024


In a remarkable demonstration of its deep-rooted affection for the artistry of Cartier, The Horology Club (THC) is thrilled to unveil two special pieces born from Cartier's NSO program made exclusively for the community. This marks a significant moment in THC's history, and is a celebration of THC's longstanding admiration for Cartier's legacy in the world of fine watchmaking.

Since its establishment, The Horology Club has celebrated Cartier's unique ability to blend traditional craftsmanship with timeless elegance, making it a favorite among discerning collectors. Nicknamed the "King of Shapes", Cartier is long known for its iconic shaped watch creations, which inspired THC to create two special shaped pieces through Cartier's NSO program - the Tank Cintrée and the Cloche.

The Cartier Tank Cintrée, an iconic design created in the 1920s, has always resonated with watch collectors, which is why it is the ideal choice for a special order for THC. The Tank Cintrée made for THC has been nicknamed the "Valse Bleu" by THC's founders, is a fitting tribute to this revered brand and echoes Cartier's commitment to excellence and THC's dedication to the horological arts.

A Nod to Fred Astaire's Legacy

The "Valse Bleu" is inspired by a vintage Tank Cintrée, famously acquired by Fred Astaire for his friend Felix Leach Jr. It captures the spirit of the legendary dancer's refined taste and the aesthetic brilliance of Cartier. This special edition features a stunning blue dial, echoing the nickname "Valse Bleu," reminiscent of Astaire's graceful dance movements and the rare appearance of blue on Cartier watch dials.

Unique Design Elements: A Harmony of Tradition and Innovation

The watch stands out with its cream-colored bold Arabic numerals set against the blue dial, offering a striking contrast that is both classic and contemporary. In a subtle yet remarkable detail, the "Valse Bleu" includes a secret signature - luminous numerals at 8, 5, and 2 - a clever nod to Hong Kong's telephone country code, representing the home of The Horology Club.

A Symbol of THC's Commitment to Horological Excellence

The Cartier Tank Cintrée "Valse Bleu" is more than just a timepiece; it is a symbol of THC's commitment to promoting the horological arts and nurturing a community that appreciates the intricacies of fine watchmaking. This exclusive creation, limited in production, is a testament to the club's dedication to offering unique and meaningful experiences to its members.

In Conclusion

The Cartier Tank Cintrée "Valse Bleu" is an exceptional timepiece that epitomizes elegance, heritage, and the art of watchmaking. It is a fitting tribute to Fred Astaire's legacy, a celebration of Cartier's brilliance, and a landmark creation for The Horology Club and its esteemed members.


Valse Bleu
Case Diamensions: 46.3mm x 23mm
Case Material: Platinum
Caliber: Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, 8971 MC
Limited Edition: 10 pieces
THC Ref.: THC03S

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