Since first breaking ground way back in 1847, Cartier has long been considered pioneers in the fine art of watchmaking. Venturing inside the archives of the storied French-based design house, we hear accounts of its dedication towards reinventing design styles and silhouette shapes — two areas that have helped Cartier rise to horological prominence. One such creation that has since spurred countless reinterpretations is the original Tank model. The iconic silhouette created by Louis-François Cartier features a square dial encased within a rectangular shape along with the trademark parallel lines surrounding the watch face. For a closer look, be sure to check out the video above.