Mastering shapes, for gentlemen – Review of the Swiss Replica Cartier Drive in Gold

Cartier probably introduced the watch that many of us were expecting: an elegant, shaped, refined watch, with just a bit of vintage appeal, an in-house movement and a price that surprised more than just a few. This watch is named the Swiss Cartier Replica Drive and it’s a pure summary of why we love Cartier.

For long, Cartier has designed watches that could be worn by both men and ladies, like for instance the different editions of the Tank, the Ballon Bleu, the Santos 100 or the recent Clé. To the exception of the Calibre, the sports watch of the brand, most Cartier Replica Watches timepieces are unisex in the design. And in terms of elegant, classical watches, this Cartier Drive is certainly the only one to be for men only.

The Drive is perfectly in line with Swiss Fake Watches basics: Roman numerals, blued hands, guilloché dial, sapphire on the crown… But the inspiration here is based on vintage cars, with a dial design based on radiator grills and a crown looking like a bolt. It’s no easy to define it, but the watch overall has this sort of gentleman driver feels, being both casual, just a bit sporty and, overall, extremely elegant and refined.

At the moment of its launch, the Cartier Drive Replica Watches was already an entire collection, with several metals, several dial colors, different possible display and complications. However, the most coveted will be this 3-hand edition, with small second, in steel, even if too us, the Drive deserves to be seen in 18k pink gold, as it gains a lot in elegance and refinement.

Cartier Replica, Shaping Elegance

Jeweler-watchmaker or watchmaker-jeweller, Cartier excels in both. From this rich tradition, and as evidenced again recently with the introduction of the Drive, the Parisian Maison has drawn an unrivalled legacy in creating fascinating shaped Cartier Replica watches.

Over the years, Cartier’s mastery for shapes has remained the driving force behind the Maison’s design. The Swiss Cartier Replica iconic Tank theme has gone through dozens of variations, while always retaining the strength and purity of its design. Beyond its cult streamlined rectangular watch, Cartier has produced countless watches, exploring shapes without limits on creativity.

THE CARTIER TORTUE CHRONO-MONOPOUSSOIR

If several brands have designed Tonneau shaped watches – which is after all a classic shape nowadays – very few can rival the Cartier Tortue. The model breathes style and elegance. Born in 1912, it went through a subtle, seductive makeover in the 1990s.

The watch is powered by an interesting exclusive movement, the Cartier Calibre De Replica 45MC. This manual wind, column wheel chronograph was developed and manufactured with THA.

THE CARTIER TANK CINTRÉE

Born in the 1920s, the Cartier Tank Replica is without doubt one of the most elegant watches Cartier ever created. It features a remarkable shape, being very elongated, slim and curved to fit around the wrist. This stretched version of the Tank is an ultimate statement of chic. Although always produced in small quantities, several variations in size, materials and functions have been proposed.

Santos de Cartier Replica Chronograph – Respecting the Innate Elegance of an Icon

Having given the Santos new wings in 2018, Cartier expands the bestselling men’s collection in 2019 with the addition of a chronograph. Thicker, wider and infinitely sportier, the new Santos de Cartier Chronograph has found an elegant solution to replace the classic two-pusher chronograph configuration with a modified version of its automatic 1904-CH MC calibre. Presented in three versions – solid 18k pink gold, steel and yellow gold bezel, and steel with a black ADLC bezel.

CASE

Instead of featuring the standard pair of chronograph pushers on the right side of the case, the Cartier Replica Watches features a discreet rectangular pusher on the left side of the case for the start/stop functions. Easily mistaken as a monopusher chronograph, the Santos is, in fact, a two-pusher chronograph with the reset function nestled inside the crown and activated by depressing the cabochon.

DIAL

Immediately recognisable as a Cartier Replica timepiece, the dial conveys all the elapsed time information in impeccable style. The square region of the dial has a brushed silver texture contrasting to the snailed and slightly recessed backgrounds of the 30-second and 12-hour registers, and the smaller subsidiary seconds and date function at 6 o’clock. Cartier has made a very good choice regarding the hands exchanging the traditional blued-steel hands for thicker, sword-shaped hands coated with plenty of lume.