Introducing: The Cartier Drive Extra Flat (Live Pics & Pricing)
Last year, the large SIHH news from Cartier was the declaration of an absolutely new shape and accordingly assortment of men’s watches, the Drive de Cartier . The delicate pad shape was certainly another look and the principal assortment of watches rode the line among dressy and energetic pretty uniformly. Presently in its subsequent year, we’re getting a restricted release Drive de Cartier Extra Flat that distils the plan down to its pith, giving you all that you need and nothing that you don’t.
As a brisk recap, the primary Drive assortment highlighted a couple of watches (all still accessible, incidentally), including a double time and a tourbillon variant. In any case, the primary Drive is a straightforward 40mm pad molded watch in one or the other steel or rose gold with hour and moment hands, a little seconds register at six o’clock, and a date window at three o’clock. There are a couple of dial shading choices, however all component Cartier’s unique Roman numerals, outspread brushing, and a focal guilloché segment. Controlling the watches are the in-house programmed type 1904MC-PS.
The Drive Extra Flat holds a similar shape and fundamental plan codes, however for certain really genuine changes. For one thing, the case has been measured down only a hair to 39mm and it’s insane flimsy at simply 6.6mm. It’s a little change, yet it has a tremendous effect on the wrist. The watch is additionally just accessible in white and rose gold, with no steel choice on offer. The caseback is shut also (which gets you significant extra focuses on a watch this way) and the general state of the case is very perfect and fresh. It is anything but a significant selling point, yet the dim crocodile tie that comes with the white gold model suits the watch impeccably too.
The development has clearly needed to change too from the first Drive. Inside, we have the type 430MC, which is Cartier’s rendition of the Piaget 430P. It’s a hand-wound super flimsy development with a 36-hour power save, and an extraordinary decision for a watch like this.
While I cherished the possibility of the first Drive assortment, none of the models delivered a year ago truly fit me. Each felt like it had only a couple of an excessive number of subtleties or augmentations. I needed that exemplary Cartier limitation and to get a Drive that I could see being a genuine symbol a century from now, much the same as the Tank is today. This form of the Drive is that watch. As far as I might be concerned, this is Cartier at its absolute best, and I was unable to be more joyful that the Drive Extra Flat has arrived.
The Drive de Cartier Extra Flat in white gold is a restricted version of 200 numbered pieces, valued at $16,700. The rose gold adaptation isn’t restricted and is estimated at $15,600. (Note: Prices were refreshed via Cartier since the underlying dispatch – these are the current, refreshed prices.) We’ll have an inside and out glance at this one for you very soon, however for the present visit Cartier online for more.