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Cartier men’s three iconic chronograph watches

Each of us dreams of having a reliable watch brand to accompany our daily lives. This is especially true for watch admirers, who find this top model helpful in many occasions. Many athletes who are keen on sports tend to choose high-end watches with timing functions. Fortunately, today, even the most famous manufacturers have launched many fashionable chronographs, and Cartier is one of them. The following is a list of the cheapest Cartier timepieces with practical timing functions.

Cartier 21 Chronoscraph Stainless Steel Quartz Men’s Watch W10172T2

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The first watch on our list is the Cartier Tank watch, made of shiny stainless steel – the case and bracelet are made of it. This watch, called 21 Chronoscraph, can run normally on a Swiss-made quartz movement to provide its owners with quality service. The shiny silver case has a matte finish and a round shape, with a diameter of nearly 40 mm (with buttons and screw-in crown). Therefore, it can look stylish and sophisticated on any wrist. The dark gray analog dial has an interesting chain pattern and sapphire crystal. The Cartier 21 Chronoscraph has translucent hands and a rotating bezel with a 12-hour scale engraved on it. Its luminous dial includes three white chronograph sub-counters: 30 minutes between 9 o’clock and 10 o’clock, 6 hours at 60 seconds and 1/10 second between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock. ‘clock. As for the date indicator, set it at the position of the 5-hour index. This high-end men’s chronograph device is made in a casual style and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

Cartier Pasha Stainless Steel Swiss Quartz Men’s Watch W31004H3

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Another fashionable watch from Cartier is model W31004H3, which is eye-catching because of the perfect blend of dark brown and beige. This high-end watch is also made of stainless steel. However, it comes with a chocolate two-piece strap made of alligator leather. This model has a 38 mm round case and matte finish, two cabochon chronograph buttons and a screw-in crown. Inside it, there is a twelve-hour magenta champagne color radiant dial, which includes Arabic numerals and non-digital hour indexes. The signature-shaped Cartier pointer also glows. Three chronograph subdials are located in the lower part of the main dial, because one of them is combined with a small date window at 6 o’clock. The rotating stainless steel bezel is engraved with a 60-second scale. The sapphire crystal used in the production provides a water tightness of 50 meters for this exquisite Cartier model. This men’s casual timepiece uses a Swiss-made quartz movement.

Cartier Pasha Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Men’s Watch 2412

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Another fancy model in the Cartier Pasha series represents the last (but not least) Cartier timing device on our list. The sophisticated chronograph is also made of stainless steel and sapphire crystal, but its movement details are different from the previous two models. This high-end watch is equipped with a Swiss-made self-winding self-winding movement; therefore, its owners can rest assured that their wrist companions will always be impeccable. This 35mm round case has a luminous silver dial, translucent hands, Arabic numerals and non-digital hour hands. In addition to useful functions such as chronograph and date display, Cartier Crash iconic watch also has a tachymeter scale on the outer edge of the dial. The powerful combination of chronograph and speedometer functions makes this watch a must-have for those who live an active life and love sports.

It is worth noting that Cartier produces luxury timepieces in any price category. Only the excellent quality of its products remains unchanged. Therefore, if you want to buy a Cartier watch at a reasonable price, you don’t have to wait any longer.

Cartier Tank watch: 100 years on the frontline of style review

He list of famous people that have worn out a Cartier Tank watch during the previous century is as colourful as it is diverse. General Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, was allegedly given a prototype of this Tank watch in November 1918 for his crucial role in the Great War. However, the story that takes the cake is credited to Rudolph Valentino, above, and his odd request of being allowed to wear his Tank wristwatch when filming The Son of the Sheik at 1926. The incongruity of the Middle Eastern props and costumes with all the modern watch on his wrist is funny to us now, but it will attest to the passion this watch has inspired one of its wearers.
Cartier’s Tank watch appealed to both women and men and American first women Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama as well as Britain’s Lady Di have all succumbed to its charm.
Having made its big-screen debut, Cartier’s Tank watch was soon being seen on the wrists of actors and actresses alike, such as Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo and Tallulah Bankhead. The simple fact that the opinion appealed to both women and men only strengthened its cause and American first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama, as well as Britain’s Lady Di, previously, have all succumbed to its charm. The Tank also appealed to counterculture characters such as Patti Smith and Andy Warhol, under, who famously said:”I don’t wear a Tank to tell the time. In fact, I never end it. I use a Tank because it’s the watch to wear.”
Andy Warhol famously said about his Cartier Tank watch:”I do not use a Tank to tell the moment. In fact, I don’t end it. I use a Tank because it’s the opinion to wear.”
Evolution of the Tank

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As any long-living species will confess, adapting to your surroundings is your secret to success. The first Tank, rechristened the Tank Normale in 1919, has undergone 35 mutations within its 100 years of life without radically altering its character.
The first metamorphosis occurred in 1921 with the Tank Cintrée, a more elongated and curvaceous descendant made to sit beautifully on the wrist, followed by the Tank Chinoise, which captured the chinoiserie style so in vogue throughout the Roaring Twenties.
In 1922, the Tank LC (Louis Cartier) shed some of its horizontal geometry, providing the framework of the watch a rounded, softer end. The Tank à Guichets of 1928 are the first Tank to include a drawback and featured a digital time display with jumping hours and minutes peeking out from behind two windows cut into the metallic dial. Much like vocation into Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso, which was designed for polo players, Cartier watches made the Tank Réversible watch (later referred to as the Tank Basculante) in 1922, allowing the dial side to be hidden for protection as a result of a clever tilting mechanism.

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Although the quartz watches crisis of the late 1970s practically decimated the Swiss mechanical watch industry, Cartier, which acquired most of its movements from third parties and’d never really considered itself a manufacturer of calibres, was mostly unaffected and was quick to accommodate to the revolutionary technology. In 1989 the Tank became robustly Américane, while in 1996 it reverted to its original French nationality with an integrated metal bracelet that looked like the caterpillar treads of a tank. In 2012, the Tank Anglaise rolled to the scene. Among the most iconic watches of all time, it’s primed to enjoy many more years of popularity.

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SANTOS CHRONOGRAPH

A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE

With this new chronograph, one of the stars of the recent SIHH, the brand has brought extra soul to a great watchmaking classic. We take a closer look.

Making a fresh start. This is the aim of the Cartier Santos Chronograph. Although the watch has the same basic DNA as the original model, it still stands apart from the previous versions through technical innovations that influence the final design. So out go the two monopushers to be seen, for example, on the Santos 100. And in comes a simpler outline with the presence of a column wheel chronograph mechanism to measure split times, with a pusher at 9 o’clock that is perfectly incorporated into the watch case. A light press on the button launches the central second hand. Another press stops the clock. To reset to zero, you just need to press the crown at 3 o’clock. On the dial, the time information is displayed in the traditional way. The sword-shaped hands move around a minute track featuring Roman numerals, including a VII with the brand’s secret signature. A small second hand at 9 o’clock is used to check the calibre is working correctly. The two counters at 3 and 6 o’clock tot up the minutes and hours, respectively. Lastly, the date is shown in a counter at 6 o’clock.

cartier santos chronograph duoIn a rounded case (43.3 x 51.3mm), available in rose gold, a combination of steel and yellow gold or a blend of steel and ADLC, an automatic movement, the calibre 1904-CH MC, drives the watch features and provides 48 hours of power reserve once fully wound.

The Santos Chronograph comes with a new system of interchangeable straps known as QuickSwitch. Whether you prefer steel, alligator leather or rubber, you can dress your wrist quickly and easily and match the strap to your style.

Price from €7,200 (steel)

By Dan Diaconu

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RONDE LOUIS CARTIER REGARD DE PANTHERE

WHEN NIGHT FALLS

Made from a mosaic of miniature paintings on mother-of-pearl and diamond tiles, the animal symbolising Parisian nightlife takes on a new, intense and mysterious face when night falls.

The panther has been the Cartier emblem since the 1930s. It often appears on the dials of the Parisian brand’s watches and even has a collection named after it. Once again this year at the SIHH, Cartier showed off all its creative power by introducing a range of different timepieces, including the Ronde Cartier Regard de Panthère, a model with two different faces. As its French name suggests, the watch gives pride of place to a panther, the brand’s favourite feline.

cartier regard panthere closeupThe limited edition of just 30 pieces features the head of the fabulous animal on its dial. The big cat seems to lurk behind a curtain of tall grass, with its gaze fixed on its future prey. The dial has a chequerboard pattern decorated with miniature painting. The mosaic includes small mother-of-pearl tiles and a handful of diamonds, echoing the gems on the bezel and the pearled crown. The panther’s unsettling gaze is coated with Super-LumiNova®. So when night falls over the savannah and the watch is plunged in darkness, the black cat turns into a fearsome predator with only its almond-shaped eyes shining in the night.

On the upper part of the panther’s face, between its eyes, are two Breguet-style, gilded steel hands with “moon” tips. They discreetly display the hours and minutes, and are driven by the automatic calibre 1847 MC. It provides 40 hours of power reserve and is housed in a 36mm-wide yellow gold case.

The Ronde Cartier Regard de Panthère is worn either with a gloss black alligator leather strap with large scales or a semi-matt brown strap with a yellow gold folding buckle.

Price on request

By Sharmila Bertin

cartier santos dumont 2019 closeup

SANTOS-DUMONT

FULL-SQUARE APPEAL

The recent SIHH in Geneva brought several gems to light. One is definitely this Santos-Dumont watch, keeping alive the refined spirt of the original model.

The name Santos-Dumont evokes the early history of aviation in the 20th century, but has also been closely linked to watchmaking since Louis Cartier created a wrist watch for his Brazilian friend in 1904. The Santos model was sold to the public from 1911, and later the Parisian luxury brand made it a collection in its own right. This year, Cartier has given new wings to the historic timepiece named after the intrepid aviator. The style of the new models is impeccable and true to the original. The case combines simplicity and distinction, and is made of steel, gold or both materials to suit all tastes.

cartier santos dumont 2019 closeupHere you can find all the notable design elements of Cartier watches. Visible screws are in evidence at the the top of the case. On the dial, blued hands point towards Roman numerals, and the winding crown features a blue cabochon. The secret signature in the figure VII has not been forgotten. Two sizes of case are available. There is a smaller version (38.5mm wide) or a larger model, so that the watches can be worn either by men or women.

The Santos-Dumont by Cartier is also surprisingly slender, just 7mm thick. This is because the watch houses a quartz movement and not a mechanical calibre. The movement includes the latest innovations in terms of energy saving. As a result, the watch owner will only have to change the battery every six years. All the models are equipped with elegant alligator-leather straps.

Price from €3,500

By Dan Diaconu

cartier revelation panthere views

REVELATION D’UNE PANTHERE

Feline hourglass

Cartier has caused a sensation with this new model, based on the idea of the hourglass, and with a thousand golden balls on either side of the dial that flow down to form the stylised head of the brand’s favourite animal, the panther

The first time a panther appeared in the Cartier collections was in 1914. Since then, the feline has become the symbol of the Parisian brand and its creative, velvet paw can be found practically everywhere, with jewellery and watchmaking being particularly favourite hunting grounds. So, it is no surprise to see it at the SIHH among the new models introduced by Cartier, particularly on a much talked about piece: Révélation d’une Panthère.

cartier revelation panthere views

While at first sight this model – a pink gold Ronde Louis Cartier watch – seems to have no special features, the magic occurs when you move its black lacquer dial towards you, by gently turning your wrist. A thousand little golden balls “fall” from the upper part of the dial like a shower of jewels and run from all directions towards the lower part of the dial. In the process, the tiny spheres gather together to form the stylised head of the famous panther, while unveiling the hour and minute display in the background. While they are “falling”, two curved Breguet “moon” tip hands made of pink gold appear on the dial.

This ephemeral picture arising from a modern reinterpretation of the hourglass is the result of a technique imagined, designed and patented by Cartier.

The 37mm-wide case is topped with a bezel set with 45 diamonds and containing a pearled crown, also set with a diamond. It houses the calibre 430 MC, a manual winding movement driving the hour and minute hands.

Révélation d’une Panthère also exists in a green or red version, in two limited editions of 100 pieces each.

Price: 108,000 EUR or 111,000 CHF

By Sharmila Bertin

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SANTOS

ABSOLUTELY MODERN

Want to become part of your era? Over 100 years after it was launched, the Santos has achieved this feat thanks to an ingenious system of easily interchangeable watch straps.

Created in 1904 for the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Santos de Cartier watch has glided through time thanks to its timeless design. So, for the brand, any change to this iconic model must steer clear of revolution. Modifications must be subtle, so as not to disfigure the pure style of the square case. So, the new pieces from the 2018 collection introduced at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva have preserved the spirit of the original watch. Only the bezel has been redesigned, becoming slimmer, and thus adding dynamism to the overall appearance of a timepiece available in large (39.8 x 47.5mm) and medium (35.1 x 41.9 mm) formats.

cartier santos gear patrol collection

The major new element is the strap, and more precisely the patented bracelet system, QuickSwitch. A press on a mechanism under the strap releases it from the case. Depending on your mood or your outfit, you can swap the steel or gold strap with the leather strap sold with the watch. And for even more ease of use, “Smartlink” links have been added to the metal straps. You can use them to adjust the length of the strap without having to use a special tool. You can do this yourself using a button on the link. When you press it, the spring bar is released, and you can then easily add or remove a link.

The Santos de Cartier houses a new automatic movement. The calibre 1847 MC stands out through the presence of non-magnetic components made of phosphorus nickel, as well as a paramagnetic shield inside the case. The calibre provides the watch with 42 hours of power reserve.

Price: 5,000 EUR (steel)

By Dan Diaconu

cartier rotonde mysterious day night caseback

CARTIER – ROTONDE MYSTERIOUS DAY NIGHT

THE SUN HAS AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE MOON

The magic of Cartier’s mystery display provides a fascinating scene for a virtuoso ballet between the sun and the moon. Your nights will be as wonderful as your days.

Cartier has placed its mystery movement at the heart of a new men’s watch introduced before the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva. So, for the first time, the brand has brought together its mystery display with an original day/night indication. The two complications were born the same year, in 1912, and were originally clocks with pendulums, the Model A and the “comet” and “planet”. In the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night, the stylised sun and moon set out on an impossible chase. The stars show the times of day and night on the upper part of the dial. This heavenly temporal round is set off by some exemplary finishes. A radiant guilloché pattern alternates with a sunburst satin decoration. The progress of the minutes is shown with a retrograde display in the lower half of the watch. The model also features some of the Parisian brand’s distinctive signs, including a blue sapphire cabochon crown and the now secret signature, displayed in the VIII on the dial.

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This refined piece comes with a grey alligator leather strap with a pink gold folding clasp. And for those who prefer a silvery tone, Cartier has also released a grey gold model.

Price on request

By Dan Diaconu

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CARTIER – SKELETON MYSTERIOUS DOUBLE TOURBILLON

EVEN MORE MAGIC

When the magic of the tourbillon and the mystery movement meet the art of skeletonising, Cartier puts high-level watchmaking majestically on display.

In 2013, Cartier introduced the Rotonde Mysterious Double Tourbillon. The strength of this exceptional piece was to enhance the mystery movement so dear to the brand by including a double tourbillon. The mechanism made to compensate for the effects of gravity seemed to be in a state of weightlessness during its double revolution. In concrete terms, the tourbillon cage turned on itself once every 60 seconds, and at the same time the sapphire discs where the cage was placed turned once every 5 minutes.

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In a preview piece for the SIHH (Salon de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva from 15 to 19 January 2018), the mechanism has been combined with another feature: skeletonising. The Rotonde Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon stands out through its highly graphic openwork structure with bridges in the shape of Roman numerals in the pure stylistic tradition of Cartier. Other elements, such as the blued sword-style hands and the pearled crown topped with a cabochon, also evoke the signature features of the Parisian brand.

The calibre 9465MC and its 286 components lie behind this clearly visible architecture. The hand-wound movement provides 52 hours of power reserve. It is housed in a generous 45mm platinum case, associated with an elegant navy-blue alligator strap with a grey-gold folding clasp.

The Rotonde Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon by Cartier, with the prestigious Geneva Seal, comes in a limited edition of 30 pieces.

Price on request

By Dan Diaconu

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CARTIER – PANTHERE DE CARTIER

STEEL FELINE

Created in the 1980s, the Panthère de Cartier has gradually become a mainstay in the Cartier watchmaking collections. A genuine icon to be worn with pride, generally by women, it includes the brand’s aesthetic signatures, such as the design of the dial and the shape of the case, which are easy to spot even from a distance.

Available in different sizes (small or medium-sized models), different metals (yellow, grey or pink gold) and with different decorations (jewelled case or bezel), the steel Panthère de Cartier is resplendent in its simple elegance.

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This classic model by Cartier has a square case with extended lugs forming a 27x37mm rectangle on the medium-sized model and 22x30mm on the smaller model. The crown is guarded by two lateral protections and features a blue synthetic spinel. The two pieces are powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement, driving the hour and minute functions.

The dial is light in colour with silvery tints contrasting with the dark hour rim, which is made up of black Roman numerals that seem to rest on the “rail-track” minute circle, which is also black and placed near the centre. At the heart of this silver square dial, two blued steel sword-shaped hands display the hours and minutes. The watch does without a second hand.

The Panthère de Cartier is worn with a steel-link strap.

Price: 3 850 EUR (small model) – 4 450 EUR (medium model)

By Sharmila Bertin