Watch & Jewellery
POWERED BY THE SUN (AND POSSIBLY POSITIVE ENERGY): Cartier's Tank Must de Cartier
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Cartier
16.04.2021
This 'Tank Must de Cartier' features its first solar-powered movement called Solarbeat
This 'Tank Must de Cartier' features its first solar-powered movement called Solarbeat
These 'Tank Must de Cartier' wriswtatches feature its first solar-powered movement called Solarbeat
This 'Tank Must de Cartier' features its first solar-powered movement called Solarbeat
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Yes, you read that right – one of watchmaking’s biggest surprises in 2021 comes from a solar-powered watch. It’s the kind of territory that you never thought Cartier would ever spend a dime developing but here we are, and as far as we know, perspectives are changing and in a good way. Housed inside its iconic Tank Must de Cartier, it has embedded under the dial a tech called SolarBeat, which is a photovoltaic movement. What this means is that the watch powers up by taking in solar energy to charge its cells. How it does so is through the Roman numerals on the dial which are perforated with such finesse that only the owner knows its secret. While such tech isn’t entirely new on the market with the likes of Citizen controlling the space for quite some time, it marks a changing shift in attitude in reaching out to some of nature’s best works (i.e. sunlight) for inspiration. Essentially, Cartier has created a wristwatch that wants you to go out and get some time under the sun again.

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