The solid dial versions are impressively thin at just 6.38mm. The case materials range between platinum, 18k pink gold and 18k yellow gold. No common man’s steel option in the Fake Privé collection which, in truth, is an absolute shame.
The movement inside is the Cartier Manufacture Caliber 1917MC, a thin, hand-wound caliber that runs at a moderate 3Hz and offers an equally moderate 38 hours of power reserve. In return, it measures just 2.9mm-thick.
The 30° rotated dial and the consequently skewed movement looks absolutely fascinating, with the balance wheel situated under the Arabic 6 o’clock marker, while the mainspring barrel is in the top right sharp corner of the case. A mind-bending exhibition of Cheap Replica Watch design going off the rails — and watchmaking going with it.
Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica each of the three new models begins with the iconic shape of the 43.5mm large Santos-Dumont case, and while the square form with its distinctive bezel remains unchanged, each of the three new models interprets it in a different material.
“La Baladeuse” takes the classic Fake Cartier 18k yellowgold approach, accented with a sapphire-topped crown. Around back, as the name suggests, is an engraving of the small, motorized “La Baladeuse” airship used by Santos-Dumont to fly around the city of Paris.
All three are powered by the in house 430 MC hand-wound movement, providing 38 hours of power reserve. The alligator leather straps are, for the most part, very traditional Cartier fare, with both “Le Brésil” and the “no. 14 bis” opting for clean gray, but the otherwise conservative “La Baladeuse” takes a left-field pairing with an earthy olive green tone strap.
Cartier Replica has made a reputation as a brand of preserving iconic forms, and this new engraved Santos-Dumont trilogy is an excellent example of this. While all three take the Santos-Dumont aesthetic in different directions, there’s nothing here that feels out of place or extreme.
TheCartier Pasha Replica with its groundbreaking screwed-down crown cap attached to a small chain, is regarded as Cartier’s first truly waterproof watch. It joined the regular collection in 1943 and ebbed and flowed in popularity until it was redesigned in 1985 by the legendary Gérald Genta, who expanded on it to develop the feminine Miss Pasha series.
The Pasha is notable for its unconventional design in which a round case and dial is offset by a square minute track — essentially, Cheap Cartier Replica created a hit by fitting a square peg into a round hole. The new Pasha de Cartier collection revives the highlights of the 1980s design and adds some contemporary flair, along with modern in-house movements, and even introduces a skeletonized version.
The chained, screwed crowns of the new Swiss Fake Pasha de Cartier models have been updated with the blue sapphires and spinels that are now common on modern Cartier crowns. Underneath the hinged crown cover is a hidden area in which the owner can personalize his or her watch with engraved initials — a subtle personalization visible only when the crown is disengaged.
The dial is characterized by its four large numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock in a lilting Deco font and the four-sided filigree minute track, all swept over by Cartier Replicablued diamond-shaped hands.