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The design of the Cartier watch is pleasant but not overly distinctive

Le 13 mars 2014, 02:10 dans Humeurs 0

Why Cartier decided to place their new in-house made Cartier caliber movement in a Vintage styled watch isn't clear to me. The new Cartier watch isn't much different than most other models, save for some dial details. One replica cartier Montre has a railroad track style minute marker ring, while other versions have more clean dials with just the hour markers and that iconic Cartier font. Light and dark dial options with gold trim make for an attractive appearance.

As i have mentioned, the movement is the new Cartier in-house made watches. It is a manually wound movement with a full week of power reserve. Going in line with the "Vintage" part of the name, the movement has a slower operating speed of 18, 000 bph which no doubt helps it keep such a long power reserve.

Over on the dial you can appreciate the movement's complications. The subsidiary seconds dial is slightly recessed within a nice looking gold ring, and the power reserve indicator is one of the piece's most distinctive elements. In the past I've seen several replica tag heuer Grand Carrera watches with highly diminutive power reserve indicators. On the one hand I love this.

The indicator is small and out of the way, but there when you need it. I've said many times that i simply don't like wearing the majority of manually wound movement based watches if they don't have a power reserve indicator. It feels like I am driving a car without a fuel gauge.

The power reserve indicator is small enough to not disrupt the dial in any significant way, which is great. So the only bad news is that some people need it to be larger. Either they have trouble reading the tiny numbers on the disc in the dial, or they keep their watches off their wrist and like to see from afar whether the watch needs winding or not. So while the out-of-the-way nature of the power reserve indicator is a replica cartier Tortue, it is also a curse for some people as it will be too small to use.

The design of the Cartier is pleasant but not overly distinctive. It does the job though and is viewable through a sapphire caseaback window. I look forward to seeing the new Cartier watches hands-on soon.

It is encouraging to see a giant like Cartier continuing to develop new constructions techniques for their watches

Le 13 mars 2014, 02:09 dans Humeurs 0

Cartier is clearly prepared for BaselWorld 2013 and has announced three new limited edition models in advance of the show, which takes place in April of this year. The most interesting part of the announcement is the debut of a new gold alloy they call "Cartier". The first of their timepiece announcements is the Constellation Sedna, a ladies' sized Constellation crafted from this new alloy. A mix of gold, copper and palladium renders a case that looks very much like rose gold and exhibits a strong reddish hue. Being comprised of at least 75% gold, replica cartier Santos is claiming that this Cartier in-house alloy will better sustain its rose gold tone. This sounds like Cartier's answer (once again) to Cartier gold alloy. To match the case, the Cartier comes fitted with Sedna alloy hands, markers and tang buckle.

The Constellation Sedna is 38 mm wide and its unique alloy case houses an Cartier in-house co-axial 8501 automatic chronometer movement. The movement, along with its Si14 silicon balance spring, can be viewed via a sapphire display case back. The name Sedna comes from a trans-neptunian object which astronomers have described as the reddest object in our solar system and seems a fitting name for a model within the Constellation range. Limited to 1952 pieces, the Sedna limited edition is a nod to the year that Cartier launched the original replica cartier Tank. New alloys and case materials seem to be all the rage so it's encouraging to see a giant like Cartier continuing to develop new constructions techniques for their watches. Now on to the limited edition Cartier!

Did you know that the 2014 Olympics are going to be held in Sochi, Russia? I sure didn't. Luckily Cartier is producing a pair of limited edition watches for the upcoming winter games. The Cartier games will the 26th time that Cartier has been the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games and to commemorate the 2014 Games, Cartier will produce two limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean models. The Cartier limited edition models offer both a 46 mm men's version and a 37. 5 mm ladies' version.

The men's version carries the Cartier which should indicate that it is a 46 mm case and will be delivered on a stainless steel bracelet. Powered by the same caliber 8500 co-axial movement found in much of the non-limited edition Cartier lineup, the Sochi 2014 model is distinctive thanks to a subtle use of red and blue coloring in the countdown scale on the ceramic unidirectional bezel. The replica tag heuer Carrera case back has been swapped for a commemorative Cartier design but I think this is the most reserved limited edition Cartier I have ever seen. You could essentially buy this model simply because you like the use of red and blue on the bezel. Personally, I could care less about the Olympics but I think the bezel design is kinda cool, some added color to what has otherwise become a fairly stoic range of watches.

The Cartier ladies' version, has a bright white dial and bezel and comes fitted to a white leather strap. Timekeeping is managed by the Cartier co-axial automatic chronometer movement and, just like the 46 mm version, water resistance is a dishwasher-safe 600m. Cartier has kept the red and blue accent colors for the ladies' Sochi 2014 versions with red and blue dial markings and bezel indexes to match the men's model. Both versions will be limited to a not-so-limited 2014 pieces. No dial text or graphics to suggest Sochi 2014 may mean that these models will be capable of reaching a wider audience, including those that may not be all that interested in the Olympics.

No word on pricing for this trio of limited editions but we will dig up more information come BaselWorld later this year. What do you think of the Cartier 2014 limited editions? Does the new alloy interest you? Would you wear one of these under-the-radar Cartier designs simply for the dash of extra color? Let us know in the comments.