Extended Drive: Two New Case Options for Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat
Cartier based upon its long convention of carefully molded watches in 2016 with the presentation of an altogether new men’s gathering, called Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat. This year the watch-and-gems maison grows the arrangement with new varieties whose pad formed cases include a slimmer profile for a significantly more downplayed look: the Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat.
Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat in RG
The watch incorporates all the outline codes of the first Drive de Cartier models, a significant number of which follow their inceptions back to other notorious Cartier models like the Tank and Santos, including Roman numeral hour markers, a railroad minute track, blued, sword-molded hour and moment hands, exceptionally characterized (i.e., non-round) case extents, and an octagonal crown set with a blue sapphire cabochon. In 2017, Cartier presented the main Extra-Flat models in the Drive gathering, in white gold and rose gold now known as Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat. The 2018 models, both with silvered dials, include two extra case materials: hardened steel and yellow gold, the last of which gives off an impression of being influencing a peaceful rebound in the privilege to watch world. The case measurements are 38 x 39 mm, like those of the principal Drive de Cartier models, yet the thickness is an unassuming 6.6 mm, decreased from its ancestors’ 11.25 mm stature by 40 percent.
Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat in steel
Inside the case is a manual-winding development, Cartier’s Caliber 430 MC, which utilizes a Piaget development, Caliber 430P, as its base. (As Piaget is Cartier’s stablemate in the Richemont extravagance gathering, and is prestigious for its ultra-thin developments, this sharing of assets is totally sensible.) Measuring 20.5 mm in distance across and a wafer-like 2.1 mm thick, the Cartier-marked adaptation of the development is comprised of 131 parts, including 18 gems, beats at a recurrence of 21,600 vph (3 Hz), and stores an influence hold of 43 hours. The steel model of the Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat (estimated at $5,600) goes ahead a blue crocodile lash, the yellow gold model ($15,400) on a dark gator tie; both affix with ardillon locks on the off chance that coordinating materials.
Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat