Last January, at the SIHH in Geneva, Cartier dispatched two new ‘Drive de Cartier’ models. Two models that, notwithstanding the name, not share that much practically speaking other than the state of the case and the enormous blued hands. 

Drive de Cartier Moon Phases

One is the ‘Drive de Cartier Extra Flat‘, the watch that stood out as truly newsworthy, when it was introduced, a staggering dress watch in white-or pink gold. What’s more, the other one is the ‘Drive de Cartier Moon Phases‘ that we’re having here this week, a watch which is likewise not to be wheezed at.

The ‘Moon Phases’ model offers the normal subtleties with the prior ‘Drive de Cartier‘ models, that were dispatched a year ago. For example the 40mm x 41mm pad formed case, the guilloche dial and that wonderful domed gem, that separates the model from most other Cartier watches. Sure it gives some mutilation or reflection in some cases, however it likewise adds a nearly vintage beguile that I discover hard to portray, it is something that should be capable when the watch is on the wrist.

Next to the ‘Additional Flat’ variant there are presently four models; the ‘Time Only, the ‘Flying Tourbillon’, the ‘Small Complications’ and the new ‘Moon Phases’.

The Drive with little Complications‘, we talked about HERE  last year, is to me  a extraordinary idea. An extraordinary travel and consistently watch, yet for some the dial could be a piece busy.

For the ‘Moon Phases’ Cartier changed course and decide for a staggering moderate plan  without a date window and without a second hand.

I am sure many of us will accept this tranquil idea. A ‘Moon Phase’ is my top pick and furthermore one of the more moderate and most attractive complications, one can have. The way that all pointless components were forgotten about, to drag all the consideration to the ‘Moon Phases’, was a daring decision.

One disillusionment anyway is the word AUTOMATIC,  located under the Moon Phases, over the number 6. It was presumably concluded that it was vital, to forestall that individuals may see this model as a quartz watch, since the second hand is absent. In any case, in my vision it degrades the watch a piece. The word automatic was not on the ‘Time Only’ model and it was not on the ‘Drive de Cartier Small Complications’ either, however both of these two models have a second hand.

The pleasantly molded octagonal crown, set with a sapphire is not difficult to twist, yet since the ‘Drive’ sports the automatic winding 1904-LU MC type with 48 hours of force save, winding isn’t actually necessary.To change the Moon Phases, there is a little, scarcely obvious catch, close to the crown, that can be squeezed with a ballpoint, it ought to anyway be finished with the provided ‘pusher’, don’t stress, this requirements just to be done, once in at regular intervals. While these Drive de Cartier models, ought not be viewed as dress looks as they fit effectively under a bound shirt but they look as extraordinary when matched with a suit similarly as with a decent pair of pants and cowhide coat. Cartier’s own type, in light of their 1904MC, beats at 28800vph and offers 48 hours of force reserve.

The ‘Drive de Cartier’ with Small Complications will hamper you Euro 8400,- ;  the new Moon Phases model,  that will be accessible early April  is set at Euro 7650,- Both models are conveyed on a dark or earthy colored semi-matte gator skin tie and Cartier’s  18 mm  double customizable collapsing buckle.

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