This year, Cartier has added two new models with the Cartier Drive de Cartier Moon Phases Replica Watches and the Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat. Initial impressions here are that the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases presents a sufficiently pleasant, yet somewhat obvious option in steel or gold that adds variety to the collection and differentiates itself enough that it will be just right for some, and for others may simply elicit a “why not?” The Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat, however, looks sleek and sexy.
The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases watch maintains the 40mm x 41mm cushion-shaped case and is crafted either from steel or 18k pink gold. On the latter, the octagonal crown is likewise made from 18k pink gold and both models are topped with sapphire. Two blued-steel hands glide across the guilloche dial with the classic Roman numerals.In most likelihood, it’s there becausedidn’t want too a sudden break from the minute markers on the inner dial and because a lack of a seconds hand is common to quartz pieces.
The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases watch features the complication that accounts for the cycles of the moon and is described as “astronomic” due to the fact that it only needs to be adjusted for one day every 125 years – so save the manual for your grandchildren. The Cartier Replica Watches features the maison’s new automatic winding 1904-LU MC which operates at 28,800Hz and has a 48-hour power reserve.
Now, the Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat watch measures in at a mere 6.6mm, which is more than 40% thinner than last year’s 2016 models. This lithe offering exudes elegance and sports a sunray satin-finished dial in place of Cartier’s beloved guilloche. The Cheap Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat Replica case is also a bit smaller at 38mm x 39mm, and it has a 30m water-resistance rating. The piece is powered by the manually wound 430 MC and will be available in both white and pink gold.
Cartier knows they are going to bug some folks with the fact that a steel model of the Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat isn’t available,but it’s promising that entering the second year since its inception, the Drive de Cartier line is being refined. We reviewed a gold “small complication” model that had a busy dial and polarized people. I have a feeling that the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases might get the same reception but the Luxury Cartier Replica Watch UK is just a slick, subtle stunner that makes me want an invite to a black-tie affair immediately.
I think if there’s one word that Cartier is striving for in their development of this piece, it’s “timeless.” After all, no matter what you may think of the Tank and Santos watches, there’s no arguing with their timeless appeal. I don’t think Fake Cartier Watch is there yet, but that’s not meant as a harsh criticism, and rather that I feel like the brand is on the right path.