The Calibre de Cartier Diver – your answer to the latest excitement from the house of Cartier! While the collection itself has been around for a while, the three new pieces for 2014 have created quite a stir among ardent watch-lovers. Which are these three additions, you ask? They are the Calibre de Cartier Diver 42mm watches available in steel and pink gold.
What is the Calibre de Cartier Diver?
To truly appreciate these new creations, we must first understand the collection they come from. The Calibre de Cartier Diver is one of three sub-collections (the other two being the Calibre de Cartier and Calibre de Cartier Chronograph) in the Calibre de Cartier collection, introduced in 2010. These watches embody the typical Cartier elegance with sporty masculinity, making it a watch suitable for the stylish man of today!
So, what makes the three new watches so special? These pieces are a bold new step into professional watches from the established jewelry and watch design maison. Powered by the Caliber 1904 MC movement, the same inhouse automatic movement as in the rest of the Calibre de Cartier Diver line, these watches guarantee the same exceptional performance upto a depth of 300 meters.
With a thickness of 11mm, they are among the slimmest professional dive watches available today - one expects nothing less from a brand that exalts aesthetics! Additionally, the 42mm diameter makes it a good for all wrist-sizes - a universal man's watch. Let us now consider the three new models individually:
Calibre de Cartier Diver 42mm Steel
As the name suggests, the Calibre de Cartier Diver 42mm Steel model comes in a steel case with a unidirectional ADLC-coated steel bezel, a partially enameled black dial offset with a sapphire crystal, and rounded off with a black rubber strap and steel ardillon (or tang) buckle. This watch has a striking combination that highlights the classic Cartier characteristics of style and sophistication, while still being a suitable choice for everyday wear.
Calibre de Cartier Diver watch W7100056
Calibre de Cartier Diver 42mm Pink Gold
The Pink Gold model of this watch is housed in an 18k pink gold case with a matching 18k pink gold bezel, with all the other features of the watch identical to the steel model. In this watch, the black rubber strap is offset by the 18k pink gold ardillon buckle. The pink gold against the black backdrop gives the watch an extremely warm appearance, as at home with social appearances as it is underwater!
Calibre de Cartier Diver watch W7100052
Calibre de Cartier Diver 42mm Pink Gold and Steel
The Pink Gold and Steel model has a steel case and bezel with an 18k pink gold ring and and a crown faceted with 18k pink gold. Similar to the steel model, the black rubber strap is paired with a steel ardillon buckle. The two-tone appearance of this watch gives it a versatility that will smoothly transition it from a day at the office to a night out with friends, and then to a weekend by the pool or the sea.
Calibre de Cartier Diver watch W7100055
For a frame of reference, let us contrast these watches with pieces from popular collections like the Santos 100 and Ballon Bleu. The Santos collection, the most iconic of all of Cartier's timepieces, has a classic appearance loved by all purists. On the other hand, the Ballon Bleu, with its smooth curves and colors, offers an ethereal appearance that is ideal for men who are looking for elegance as well as style. By comparison, these diver watches offer both the class inherent to Cartier pieces, along with a rugged functionality that renders it wearable across occasions.
To possess a Cartier timepiece is to own a tiny piece of a glorious legacy. Every man wants a legacy – to be part of one and to create his own. And where better to start than with a Calibre de Cartier Diver? Besides, even if you're not into diving right now, if you ever choose to take it up, you know you've got the right watch to go along with it!
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