Cartier watches...or anything Cartier, for that matter, creates the feeling of luxury and the elite, none of which create the impression of accessibility to just anyone. Our friends over at WatchTime put together this great list of 5 Cartier watches all priced under $10,000 which we have also listed below.
Among Cartier's extensive collection of high end watches, there are a few pieces that have the excellence in performance and presentation that you'd expect from such a brand, which come priced at a slightly lower price point than you'd anticipate for such perfection, especially when it's armed with in-house movements. Gentlemen, this is your opportunity to grab an incredible Cartier masterpiece and take your place in the world of finery!
Cartier Tank MC
Like we said in an earlier post on the Cartier Tank MC, these watches are a new and especially masculine reinterpretation of the existing Tank line. Blending the classic look with the modern age, this watch is available in a single size (44 x 34.3mm) that nevertheless, is a perfect fit on the wrist of every man. These watches are powered by in-house automatic movement, calibre 1904 MC-PS (Manufacture Cartier - Petite Seconde), a delicate mechanism that you can appreciate courtesy of a transparent sapphire case back.
With its silver flinqué dial leading into smooth lugs that flow gently into the leather strap (it definitely won't get caught on your shirt cuffs!), the Cartier Tank MC is a perfect finishing touch to any occasion. In a stainless steel case with a leather strap and deployant buckle, it is available for $7,000 in both a white and black dial.
Cartier Tank MC watch W5330003
Calibre de Cartier Diver
The recently launched Calibre de Cartier Diver watches (read our old posts here and here) are the third line in the Calibre the Cartier series. These watches are the Maison's boldest foray into professional watches and definitely rank among the swankiest pieces under the sea (water resistance up to 300 meters means you can definitely wear it down there!).
Measuring 42mm in diameter and a mere 11mm in thickness, these are incredibly slim dive watches, powered by in-house calibre 1904 MC movement. And you don't need to worry that it might just be a pretty piece that doesn't actually perform...each of these watches are certified under ISO 6245, which is no mean feat! This is the genuine article, gentlemen.
In a stainless steel case with a rubber bracelet, this watch is available for $8,200. Change over to a steel bracelet, and your price goes up to $8,900. We know we're talking about under $10,000 but the pink gold and steel with rubber strap version is just so slightly above it, that we thought it warranted mention for its $10,600 price.
Calibre de Cartier Diver watch W7100057
Cartier Santos 100
Anyone who's a Cartier fan knows the Santos collection and can recognize it on sight, with its distinctive shape and exposed screws in the watch case. Like the Calibre de Cartier, the Santos collection also has three sub-collections, and we're focusing on the Santos 100.
These watches are available in both a medium (44 x 35.6mm) and large size (51 x 41.3mm), giving you a little more room to play with in terms of physical comfort. Both models are powered by two different automatic movements, neither of which are produced by Cartier themselves. Combining an impossible not-to-recognize appearance with an unmistakable presence on the wrist, at either size, this is a watch every man must own!
In a stainless steel case with a leather strap, the medium model is priced at $6,500 and the large model (seen below) is $7,300. In a pink gold and steel case with a leather strap, the medium model is $8,900 and the large model clocks in just slightly above our range at $10,100.
Cartier Santos 100 watch, large model W20073X8
Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone
A mere few weeks ago, Cartier unveiled its latest addition to its Rotonde de Cartier collection – the Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone. The Rotonde de Cartier collection has always been a showcasing of some of Cartier's most sophisticated work, and with this new collection, it continues that legacy.
As the name implies, this 42mm has a retrograde second time zone indicator, along with a day/night indicator and a date aperture. These watches also have in-house automatic movement calibre 1904-FU MC, in which FU refers to "fuseaux" or "time zone", which is again visible thanks to its display back.
These latest small complications creations from the house of Cartier come in a pink gold, white gold and steel avatar. Of these, the steel version is the most attractively priced, coming in at $9,650.
Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night W1556368
Tank MC Chronograph
Another great piece from the Tank MC line is the Tank MC Chronograph, a fitting choice since chronographs are among the most favored complications the world over. This watch is Cartier's first chronograph in the Tank line that comes with an in-house movement, the recently developed calibre 1904-CH MC (CH refers to chronograph). Like its sister pieces, these watches also measure 44 x 34.3mm and are definitely eye-catching.
When looking at a Tank MC Chronograph, you're looking at the elegance and masculine perfection of the Tank MC with the technical perfection of a fine chronograph movement – the best of both worlds. In stainless steel, this piece is valued slightly above our range at $10,300. Two other options are a silver dial and grey dial.
Cartier Tank MC Chronograph
If you love the look of these watches and want one for your very own, contact us today. As an authorized dealer for Cartier, even if we do not have one of these pieces in stock, we can definitely make arrangements to get it. To see the entire Cartier collection, visit this link. Happy browsing!