1921: Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in The Sheik. Inspires pseudo-Arab fashion, and brides wear Shiek-inspired veils for the next 20 years.
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Rudolph Valentino in the film "Son of the Sheik" (1928) The Tank watch first appeared on screen when Rudolph Valentino insisted on wearing his Tank watch in The Son of the Sheik, creating one of the most famous anachronisms in the history of cinema.
During the 1920s, the Cartier Tanks had been a real success. Many actors wore the Tank and it made its first appearance in 1926 on the wrist of Rudolph Valentino, in ‘The Son of the Sheik’.