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Celebrating the Tank Centennial:
My Cartier Tank stories

Ms Stacey Yeo

Ms Stacey Yeo

“Before the Tank, I wouldn’t have considered myself a watch person, but now I never leave my home without it. My very first watch and a treasured gift from a loved one, it holds the stories and memories of all the time we spent together.”

Ms Lam Tze Tze

Ms Lam Tze Tze

“A birthday gift from my parents when I was studying abroad, my Tank was a daily companion of mine through my years in university and in the early years of my career. Having accompanied me through life’s trials and tribulations, milestones and achievements, my Tank would have many stories to tell if it could talk.”

Ms Stacey Yeo

Ms Teo Shuhui

“I was 15 years old when my mother placed the Tank on my wrist, and it soon became a prized possession. This piece has passed through two generations – from my grandmother to my mother, and now to me – and gives me a sense of style, belonging and legacy. In time to come, I hope that I will have a daughter to whom I can pass this watch onto, and that she will feel the same.”

Ms Lam Tze Tze

Datin Lyn Wee

“Shortly after my graduation from university, my mother presented me with a small full gold Tank evening watch. I recall feeling so happy as it was one of the most beautiful timepieces I owned, and symbolised a marked achievement. Simply having it on my wrist made me feel dressed up. Now, almost thirty years later, my daughter is now its proud owner. The watch has become a symbol of both my mother’s love for me and my love for my daughter, and I hope in time to come, perhaps my granddaughter as well. From one generation to another, the Tank has truly become our family heirloom.”

Ms Stacey Yeo

Mrs Laura Chong-Tan

“The Tank was a wedding present from my parents-in-law as a symbol of timelessness with a classic and simple design. I’ve been wearing it for five years now, taking it from work to parties as it simply matches everything!”

Ms Lam Tze Tze

Mr Titien Wang

“Classic, timeless and everlasting – that is what my wife and I wanted our matching wedding watches to symbolise when we chose the Tank.”

Ms Stacey Yeo

Mr Joseph Tang

“My first Christmas gift to my then-girlfriend was a Tank Francaise – modern yet classic, elegant and versatile no matter which far-flung locale she travelled to. She told me that its presence on her wrist reminded her of our hugs and precious times together, despite the distance between us. For our 10th year wedding anniversary, my soulmate and now-wife reciprocated with a Tank Americaine for me, to celebrate our timeless and faithful love.”

Ms Lam Tze Tze

Ms Elsie Tan

“I have been very lucky to be the owner of several Cartier Tanks over the years. The Basculante and the Chinoise are two of my favourites – the former for its interesting reversible dial, and the latter for its original shape and unique design inspired by Chinese architectural forms.”

Ms Stacey Yeo

Ms Geraldine Goh

“I received my Tank from my husband on our 2nd wedding anniversary. My husband knows my taste, and wanted to get me a classic watch that could accompany me anywhere – from a casual Sunday brunch, to a family vacation, to any black tie event. He could not have chosen a better piece.”

Ms Lam Tze Tze

Ms Jean Chow

“It was the unique appearance of the Tank that first caught my attention, and knowing that movie star Andy Lau wears the same watch sealed the deal! It is a versatile piece that I can share with my husband, and we still enjoy wearing it to this day.”

Ms Stacey Yeo

Ms Li Mei Na

“A gift to myself to celebrate my first job after graduation, I settled on the Tank because it is such a signature collection, simple yet wearable on a daily basis.”

Ms Lam Tze Tze

Ms Serene Tan

“My father first presented a bejeweled Tank to my mother as a romantic Christmas gift many years ago, and it has captured all of our most treasured festive memories over the years. One very special Christmas day years later, my mother passed the piece down to me, as a loving reminder to make precious moments last.”