We’re only three weeks into the New Year, but we’re already seeing some stunning examples of haute horlogerie that are of the cutting edge of innovation and design. Will 2016 be the year of the watch? We don’t know yet but if Cartier’s latest is anything to go by, then the future looks promising. Everything about the Cartier Drive from its cushion shaped case to its simplistic (and diamond-free) dial, project sophistication, elegance and style. This is not a watch that relies on bells and whistles, instead it is a timeless design and an in-house movement that do all the talking.
Available in pink gold and steel cases, with either a black, grey, or white guilloché dial, with roman numerals and sword shaped hands, this watch comes with the Manufacture Movement 1904 MC. This movement is available in two versions: the 1904-PS MC which tells the hours, minutes, and small seconds and date; and the 1904-FU MC which features a second time zone, a day/night indicator, a large date and small seconds. Cartier has also created a Fine Watchmaking version of Drive de Cartier complete with a flying tourbillon 9452 MC and, of course, “Poinçon de Genève” certification. With a starting price of just $6,250, this is staple watch that promises to be well worth the money.
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