Let's start from the history, despite its military origin, however, the Tank was originated by legendary Parisian jeweler Louis Cartier in 1917. This replica watch has been treated as one of the most gorgeous timepieces ever made. Such was the genius of M. Cartier that he could base something so stylish on a blunt instrument of war - the French-made Renault FT-17 tanks that saw action on the Western Front during World War I. The fake Cartier has an attractive collection, but the Tank was an exception. Louis Cartier designed the original Tank watch as a gift for General John "Black Jack" Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, and it was initially provided to the public in 1919. In 1904 the fake Cartier had designed the first men's wristwatch for dashing aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. An indispensable new book by renowned watch expert Franco Cologni called simply The Cartier Tank Watch is being published by Flammarion this fall. The lavishly illustrated 300-pager, now available for pre-order on our website, recounts the complete history of the Cartier Tank, which kept on to be worn by the likes of Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, and Yves Saint Laurent. "The Tank is one of the best replica watches in horological history to be surely considered an icon in terms of both function and form, also comes with cheap price" Cologne notes. Its much-imitated rectangular form was truly revolutionary. "Its aesthetic considerations dictated its technical developments," he said, "making it the shaped watch par excellence." Despite having been around for a hundred years, the Tank has evolved and the replica Cartier now provides many different versions, some of them quite modern in appearance. "Given its exceptional longevity, "the Tank has developed in synchrony with the times and is almost a living reflection of the successive eras it has crossed," Cologne writes. Resembled to the recent Rolex Book, the Rolex lovers will purchase. Nevertheless, the Tank avoids looking dated; it's design traditionally and effortlessly elegant. Cologni states that the Tank's defining characteristic "is to have endured the passing decades while displaying a kind of creativity that has enriched it without changing its identity. The Tank has adorned the wrists of countless famous men and women with its timeless design, an ultimate piece for any occasion and imbued with unfailing grace." That is to say, as Fred Astaire would say it fairly reeks of class. Though originally designed for General Pershing, the ultimate man of action, it's by no means a sporty watch, but it does have a certain rugged charm. It speaks of money but in hushed tones.