Alloy case, leather band, Swarovski crystals, Seiko quartz movement. Replica made from the personal jewelry collection of Jacqueline Kennedy.
While in mourning for her husband, Jackie decided to wear only black for one year. She also decided to wear little or no jewelry, but did not have a watch she could wear. She purchased the Tank Watch from Cartier in New York. It featured a unique clasp that was designed to fold out easily and it did not scratch her nails. In 1964, a photo taken of Jackie was published throughout the world. It quickly became famous for Jackie's strikingly candid pose, and the insight it provided into the life of a very courageous woman. In the photo, she wore a solitary piece of jewelry, her Tank Watch.
The reproduction features a simple face in a gold-toned setting flanked by 32 white Swarovski crystals. An emerald crystal in the stem adds an elegant final touch. The quartz movement in this replica is made by Seiko Japan. The straps are genuine leather with an embossed alligator texture, and are fully adjustable between 5 1/2 to 8 1/2 inches. The dominant feature of the band, its unique butterfly fold-over clasp, has made this watch famous for ease of use. The Tank Watch is a supremely elegant timepiece that has a truly timeless appeal.