These are 5 Cartier Watches you need in your collection

Louis-François Cartier founded what is known as Cartier in 1847, in Paris. The global brand has prevailed through many challenges over the years, and has created and crafted some of the most recognisable watches within the industry. Today, we’ll take a look at 5 Cartier watches which you might want to consider adding to your collection.

Santos de Cartier Automatic

BUY NOW – £7,400

Why this watch?

One of the most prolific Cartier watches is the “Santos”, which i’m sure all of you have heard of, but this recently released sun-brushed green dial Cartier Santos is definitely a heard turner. The simplicity of the classic stainless steel bracelet and case combined with the luxurious dial gives off this understated yet sophisticated style and feel. Something Cartier does well, is allowing for adjustability and the freedom to change your watch at a moments notice. This is done by having the “Smart link” adjustment system within the bracelet, meaning you can change the feel and design of the watch whenever you want, whether you want to go for a “daily wear” look, or something a bit more formal.

The features included:

This particular Santos model holds a Swiss-made calibre 1847 MC automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve, with a frequency of 28,800 vph. But if we take a look externally, we can see the beautifully crafted stainless steel sword-shaped hands, accompanying the polished steel roman numeral markers. And in case you want the freedom to change the style of your watch, it comes with a folding clasp-fastening steel bracelet; as well as the additional buckle-fastening green alligator strap.

Cartier Tank Américaine Automatic

BUY NOW – £5,950

Why this watch?

Going for something a little more formal, is this Cartier Tank Américaine. With the first “Tank” being released in 1989, this watch celebrates the success of the model hence why they re-released this “Américaine” version, which encompasses effortless style through its classical design elements. With a combination of polished and brushed polished stainless steel being applied for the case, allows for the light to reflect and bounce around easily between the blued sword-style hands too.

The features included:
With a case diameter of 45.1mm (length) x26.6mm and a case thickness of 9.65mm this watch is sure to fit comfortably on most wrist sizes. For a dress watch such as this, it’s also always nice to have that 30m water resistance depth just in case.

Pasha de Cartier Automatic Moon-Phase

BUY NOW – £20,900

Why this watch?

Pasha de Cartier’s official launch and reveal to the watch world was back in 1985, however it was commissioned back in the 1930s where the Pasha of Marrakesh, Thami El Glaou (also known as the lord of Atlas), from Louis Cartier created a new design – something which can be seen and enjoyed as a fun, yet formal timepiece. The quirky case design compliments the dial nicely, especially the contrast from the 18-karat rose gold, and the blue sword-style hands.

The features included:
This particular model holds the Swiss-made calibre 1904 LU-MC automatic movement with 48-hour power reserve. This watch, as you can see also holds a moon phase indicator in the 6 0,clock position, which contrasts exceptionally well against the backdrop of the white flinqué dial. The case is made from 18-karat gold, highlighting the essence of luxury, as well as explaining why the price is above £20,000. Lastly, the diameter of this Pasha de Cartier is 41mm, which can accommodate most wrist sizes.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier Automatic

BUY NOW – £6,950

Why this watch?

This watch has a unique style to it, taking inspiration from a hot air balloon, which you might be able to visualise through the circular bezel. This “Ballon de Cartier” uses a crown guard which effortlessly blends in with the rest of the watch, it doesn’t protrude and it allows you to make the proper use of the watch without worrying about damaging the stylish spinel gemstone on the crown.

The features included:

Swiss-made calibre 1847 MC automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve – this calibre has a diameter of 25.6mm and holds 23 jewels with a to be expected frequency of 28,800 vph. But what makes this Cartier watch stand out, is the blued sunray-brushed dial, which reflects the light beautifully from whatever angle it is hit from.

Cartier Santos-Dumont

BUY NOW – £12,500

Why this watch?

Finishing off this list of 5 Cartier watches in style, with a luxurious Santos-Dumont, which illustrates this luxury through the use of an 18-karat gold case, and a pin-buckle fastening midnight-blue alligator strap. The colour contrast of two makes this watch what it is, and that’s special. Inspired by the Brazilian Aeronaut Alberto Santos-Dumont, this watch embodies the goals and challenges in which Alberto faced when he officially became the inventor of the first powered aeroplane.

The features included:

The midnight-blue satin-brushed dial is the perfect contrast for the 18-karat gold sword-shaped hands, and roman numerals. The movement found inside this Santos-Dumont is a high autonomy quartz movement, which i guess you’re not paying £12,000 for but more so the design and quality of materials used. Lastly, the case diameter is 43.5mm and the case width is 31.4mm.

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