Calibre de Cartier (Hands-On)


Calibre de Cartier Ref. : W7100016 – Contemporary and refined, the Calibre de Cartier watch reinterprets the round form in watchmaking with character and style. Equipped with the new in-house Cartier movement, the 1904 MC. When you first pick this watch up you’ll notice how light, yet how robust it feels in your hands. It’s elegant but reserved. Masculine but effortlessly beautiful and still manages to keep a sporty edge.

Spec – Steel case, steel faceted crown set with a blue synthetic faceted spinel. Sapphire crystal, black dial stamped on the XII numeral, the hour-markers, the aperture and the counter. External rail track with 4 points in luminescent material, white transferred Roman numerals and hour-markers. Luminescent sword-shaped rhodium-finish steel hands. Steel bracelet, safety clasp. Calendar aperture at 3 o’clock, subsidiary second counter at 6 o’clock, water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters / 100 feet). Case dimensions: 42 mm diameter, 10 mm thick. Currently retailing for £5375, but can be found secondhand for around £4500.


Written by Christopher Beccan