Cartier – Drive de Cartier
One of the brand’s specialities is playing on and reinventing shapes which are immortalised in unique and instantly recognisable silhouettes. That’s what has happened with all Cartier’s cases be they round (Ballon Bleu), square (Tank), barrel-shaped (Tortue) or oval (Clé).
This year the brand is putting its own signature spin on the cushion shape. The result? Drive de Cartier is impeccably designed from the case (40x41mm, steel or rose gold) to the dial (available in three colours: white, grey or black).
Cartier has also played with the finish on this timepiece’s dial: flinqué engraving to showcase the spear-shape hour and minute hands, circular grooves to adorn the small seconds (at 6) and a sunburst pattern beneath the minute track and Roman hour numerals. The time and date functions (date at 3) are brought to life by the self-winding 1904-PS MC calibre.
Price: 5,850 CHF (steel) – from 18,100 CHF to 18,400 CHF (red gold)
By Sharmila Bertin