Cartier Drive De Cartier 'Small Complication' Gold Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

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Cartier Drive De Cartier 'Small Complication' Gold Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

At SIHH 2016, Cartier announced the release of the Drive de Cartier line, exciting many watch enthusiasts with its relatively accessibly priced entry-level models. Well, I spent some time with a piece nearing the upper range of the line, other than the uk replica watches flying tourbillon model, the Cartier Drive de Cartier “Small Complication” watch in 18k pink gold. This watch lands on the “dressier” side of the Drive de Cartier line that we debuted hands-on here.

I’m not sure what the “Drive” designation was intended to do other than underscore the point that this is a new men’s watch from Cartier replica watches with some auto-inspired aesthetic motifs, but a lot of watches have far more head-scratching names. Anyway, it’s a watch I was anticipating for some time and was happy to enjoy its successful execution. It’s not the steel model that a lot of people got really excited about, but I was actually more curious to see this model which, at just around $20,000, faces tough competition from brands like Piaget, Rolex, and the like.

First off, I want to discuss where the Drive de Cartier line stands in the larger scope of the Cartier brand itself. There was a lot of hubbub surrounding its launch, much of it inextricably tied to the aforementioned idea that this is a new watch from Cartier specifically marketed to men that starts at a hair above $6,000. Names like Cartier and Bulgari often get saddled with the perceived burden of also being high-end “fashion house” brands that also cater to women’s pieces, jewelry, and accessories. I’m not going to get into the debate much (though our Ariel Adams and James Stacey did here), but I find it a little ridiculous to eschew a brand for this reason.

 

 

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