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.