The Drive de Cartier
January 31, 2017
The Drive de Cartier collection, created in 2016, is designed for the man who aunts an independent mind and a keen sense for fashion. Looking effortlessly stylish as he saunters through life, whether dressed down in casual chic or spruced up in black tie, the Drive de Cartier man is dapper on every occasion.
And his watch boasts just as many sides to its personality. All models in this collection feature exquisite watchmaking movements. The Drive de Cartier hours, minutes and seconds watch, the second time zone model and the flying tourbillon model have now been joined by two new models.
The two newest faces in the collection have the same highly personal codes and exude the Drive de Cartier man’s love of authenticity, free spirit and imagination. Here is all the stunning art de vivre that was showcased by Cartier at this year’s Pitti Uomo trade fair in Florence’s Palazzo Gondi.
This watch is fitted with the new Manufacture movement 1904-LU MC. A distinctive moon- phase complication displayed at 6 o’clock tracks the cycle of new moons, half-moons and full moons. This extraordinarily precise complication is known as “astronomic”, needing to be corrected by one day every 125 years.
The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases watch stays true to the signature aesthetic of the Drive de Cartier collection: wearability. With a convex curved glass case and uncluttered white guilloché dial, it is available in pink gold or steel. This timepiece lends an unaffected touch of sophistication to everyday mechanics.
Less is more in the Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat watch, whose slender pro le hugs the wrist, ensuring a suave, discreet accessory beneath the sleeve of a dinner jacket.
Minimalism is the standout feature of this watch. At less than 7 mm thick, it is 40% slimmer than the original model. Clean lines are enhanced by the sunray satin-finish dial, at sapphire crystal, and finely crafted alligator-skin strap, which stylishly showcase the cushion-shaped case of the watch. Understated design, an extra- at pro le and re ned proportions make this a perfect choice for the first men’s evening watch in the collection.
The Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat watch is fitted with a mechanical movement with manual winding 430 MC. Available in pink gold, or in a limited edition of 200 pieces in white gold.