Drive de Cartier, the new gentlemen’s watch
With a decisive character rendered in many different options, Drive de Cartier is one of the most important new products presented at the last Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, in Geneva, Switzerland. The case, available in pink gold or steel, is fitted with a black, gray, or white guilloché dial marked by Roman numerals punctuated with sword-shaped hands. The transparent case-back reveals the Manufacture Movement 1904 MC, available in two versions: the 1904-PS MC, which tells the hours, minutes, small seconds and date; and the 1904-FU MC, which features a second time-zone, a day/night indicator, a large date and small seconds.
This watch collection identity defines modern elegance in the Cartier expression of savoir-faire. Let’s discover the complication details, such as the 3-hand calibers to power up the perfect Drive de Cartier movement: the 1904-PS MC, the 1904-FU MC and the 9452 MC for the Haute Horlogerie version of the watch. The 1904 MC caliber – among the first – was projected in 2010 as an in-house automatic movement. Most recent 1904-FU MC – from 2014 – features big date, retrograde second-time-zone, day/night indicator and small seconds, directly managed by the crown.
The Haute Horlogerie piece entrusts a manual mechanical movement 9452 MC and sports a “Poinçon de Genève” certification. It is the best of the line, assembled within the high standard guidelines for Maison Cartier skilled professional artisans. Instinct, independence, elegance: all Drive de Cartier attributes underline the watch wearer style, rather than making a statement about his status. The timepieces are sophisticated and comfortable to wear, aiming to both stimulate and satisfy the aesthetic taste of the buyer. Masterpieces of elegance and high-tech couture which are honoring the great Cartier watchmaking tradition.