Hands-On: The Clé de Cartier Women's Collection
You may have seen that women’s watches are having a second. With brands centering most of their advertising towards drawing in female purchasers, women are wearing watches like never before. Furthermore, fashion publications are highlighting wristwatches in a larger number of commercials and embellishment spreads than in earlier years, and not simply women’s watches, men’s watches – think pink-gold AP Royal Oaks and Panerais.
Cartier is perhaps the most persuasive and conspicuous brands in the business and has a rich history of creating exemplary women’s watches. The chances are exceptionally high that Cartier was the principal watch brand that you at any point heard of – that or Rolex. I saw my absolute first watch ad for the Cartier Tank Française in tempered steel when I was 16 and I was hooked. It was the exemplification of exemplary and cool (however female) and I was lucky enough to get one for my 18th birthday – and I cherished it until it was matter-of-factly taken eight years after the fact (womp womp).
Once I began getting familiar with watches, I understood that possibly my tank’s quartz development wasn’t so awesome, yet I actually had a weakness for Cartier from a plan outlook and kept a steadfastness to the brand. They have a way of wedding structure and capacity easily, which is by and large what female watch purchasers are looking for.
Finding a significant and useful wristwatch with an automatic development for women is precarious these days . Various brands, such as Breguet and Jaquet Droz, don’t shy away from complicated women’s wristwatches. Although they are excellent to see, they are regularly too sensitive to even consider wearing ordinary. This is where Cartier succeeds.
So, you can envision how delighted I was to see that they had delivered the new Clé de Cartier assortment. With the ovoid case and ventured hooded hauls, the watches are suggestive of a vintage Omega Flightmaster. It is commonsense, rich, and has an automatic development taking all things together of the men’s and the entirety of the women’s forms. The women’s assortment comes in 21 unique varieties of white, pink, or yellow gold (all with a downplayed pavé jewel set bezel), with a leather lash or arm band, and reach in breadths from 31-40 mm. Moreover, there is one rendition with an arm band in white gold with pavé precious stones set throughout.
The one highlighted here is in pink gold with a pavé precious stone set bezel and a 35 mm case. The watch wears pleasantly and lies flush on the wrist. The heft of the watch is great without being massive. The silvered guilloché dial with huge blue Roman numerals and date at 6 o’clock is not difficult to peruse. The sapphire-set crown-key, or clé, is a perfect new component that is the mark of the assortment. It is ideal to see an updated rendition of the customary cabochon sapphire-set crown seen on before Cartier models. Be that as it may, what is most energizing is the sapphire gem case back showing the new in-house type 1847 MC automatic development complete with full-size rotor – no miniature rotors here!
In expansion, I wouldn’t preclude the chance of women shaking the men’s white-gold variant with arm band (as found in the image below). The 40 mm case isn’t pretty much as massive as one might think because of the bended lines.
The 35 mm Clé de Cartier in pink gold with a pavé precious stone set bezel is estimated at $30,000. For more information, visit the Cartier website .