Drive de Cartier: The New Replica Cartier Men’s Collection

Cartier Replica Watches drives home its iconic design codes in the Drive de Cartier, its new shaped men’s collection, introduced this week at SIHH 2016 in Geneva. The cushion-shaped case of the Drive de Cartier is the latest creation designed to reinvigorate the brand’s longstanding tradition of shaped watches. The collection has all the Cartier design codes: guilloché inner dial, railroad chapter ring, Roman numerals, highly defined proportions and an element of fine watchmaking mechanics.

Aside from the elegant case shape, two outstanding features place the Drive de Cartier definitively in the category of elegant dress watches: the slim tapered profile, or galbe as the French call it, makes it look like an ultra-slim watch, even though it is a fairly standard 11.5 mm thick; and the pattern of the guilloché center, which is uniquely repeated on the outside of the chapter ring, adds elegance. Drive is a full collection, with seven references, including two complications. The Fine Watchmaking version is a flying tourbillon, with the manual wound Caliber 9452, a Geneva Seal movement. It is priced at $89,500 in rose gold. A small complication model, with large date and retrograde second time zone and day/night indicators, contains Caliber 1904-PS MC. This one is particularly inspired by vintage automobile dashboards, and the guilloché is meant to resemble a radiator grille.

Aside from the elegant case shape, two outstanding features place the Drive de Cartier definitively in the category of elegant dress watches: the slim tapered profile, or galbe as the French call it, makes it look like an ultra-slim watch, even though it is a fairly standard 11.5 mm thick; and the pattern of the guilloché center, which is uniquely repeated on the outside of the chapter ring, adds elegance. Drive is a full collection, with seven references, including two complications. The Fine Watchmaking version is a flying tourbillon, with the manual wound Caliber 9452, a Geneva Seal movement. It is priced at $89,500 in rose gold. A small complication model, with large date and retrograde second time zone and day/night indicators, contains Caliber 1904-PS MC. This one is particularly inspired by vintage automobile dashboards, and the guilloché is meant to resemble a radiator grille.

Another new complication from Cartier’s Fine Watchmaking division is the Rotonde de Cartier Astromysterieux (below), with an entire movement suspended between crystals to make it appear as if it floats on air. While previous “Mystery”best replica watches have suspended hands or an escapement between two crystals, this new invention displays the entire movement, Caliber 9462 MC. It works by employing four crystals that house elements of the movement, including the balance, the gear train, the escapement and the barrel. Thus, the entire movement is on full view, where it completes a full turn of the dial in one hour. Cartier holds three patents on the mechanism. The Astromysterieux will be produced in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces in a 43.5 mm platinum case.

Explore the Colorful Oyster Perpetual: A New Addition to Rolex Replica Watches

At this year’s Watches and Wonders, Rolex Replica Watches was not one to shy away from a bit of colorful experimentation, especially with its newest Oyster Perpetual model. The classic design sports a creative new dial characterized by a pattern of vivid-colored circles against a light turquoise blue background. Although the dial design makes a statement with its bright coloring, the watch is available in three diameters with a 10mm difference between the smallest and largest example. This feature introduces an edge of versatility that only an Oyster Perpetual could accomplish, regardless of its bold design.  

Perhaps to be expected from an Oyster Perpetual, the case is made from the Rolex proprietary Oystersteel. The material boasts anti-corrosion properties along with general resistance to unexpected abrasions and force. This colorful design is made available in three diameters, 31mm, 36mm, and 41mm, creating versatility in the size and styling possibilities of the watch. The watch has a smooth, polished bezel and all three size variations are fitted on an Oyster bracelet. The three-piece link bracelet is a signature of the brand, equipped with a folding “Oysterclasp” that is meant to prevent unwanted opening.

While the exterior silhouette is pretty standard for an Osyter Perpertual, things get a bit more exciting when it comes to the dial. The majority color of the dial is a soft turquoise blue atop of which is a sporadic pattern of candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red, and green circles outlined in black. The hues of each of the bubbles is a reintroduction of the five vivid colors Rolex introduced to its Oyster Perpetual collection in 2020, making a nod to the recent past with a reimagined composition. 

The Oyster Perpetual 31 is the only one of the three versions powered by the caliber 2232. This mechanism is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring and a paramagnetic escape wheel made from nickel-phosphorus. It offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours. The Oyster Perpetual 36 and Oyster Perpetual 41 are both equipped with the caliber 3230. This movement was introduced in 2020 and incorporates a number of contemporary technological advancements, like Paraflex shock absorbers. It has a blue Parachrom hairspring and a Chronergy escapement that extends the power reserve to 70 hours.