BY HARLAN CHAPMAN-GREEN
In 2020, Cartier revealed the Pasha de Cartier, one of the brand’s most iconic wristwatch designs. The Pasha is a symbol of the 1980s, and even today, it looks as if it’s been pulled straight from a movie set in Hollywood with enormous 80s hairdos. It fits surprisingly well in today’s world of sleek, no-nonsense designs. It’s “on the nose” in terms of styling, like the Bulgari Bulgari, and it’s all the better for it.
The new additions to the current Pasha de Cartier range are a stainless steel model and a full-out 80s special 18k gold piece. Both come with Cartier’s quick-change system for their straps, so they’re easy to swap our straps on and have a new look for the day.
The diameter of the watches is 41mm, and their cases are a precise 11.97mm thick, but they have enormous cabochon-topped pushers and crowns on them and a dive bezel (good luck diving with one of these), so they’ll definitely wear bigger.
Inside the watches is the calibre 1904-CH MC, an automatically-wound chronograph movement with column wheel control. It’s been in a fair few Cartier watches, including the equally-handsome Calibre de Cartier. It’s also the base movement for the Piaget 1160P calibre, which is used in the Polo S chronograph. The 1904-CH MC is good for 47-hours of run time and beats at 4Hz.
Prices are currently set at $9450 for stainless steel on the bracelet or $23,100 for solid gold on leather. They are not limited in production.
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