SIHH 2016 was a special time for Maison Cartier, the company who has mastered almost every conceivable watch case has developed a completely new one. The Drive de Cartier is a whole new take on a cushion shaped timepiece. Unquestionably masculine in its 40mm guise with clean guilloche dial and blued sword hands, but with slightly softened lines due to the inner tracker dial which lends an elegant streak to the whole package. Bravely, Cartier has decided to aim this new range squarely at its male admirers - the 40mm case size is the only available option. There are three dial colours in the launch lineup, silver, black and grey. The watch will be available in stainless steel and Cartier's unique velvety pink gold. Those interested in complicated timepieces will not be disappointed.
Although the cleanest model involves a simple sub-seconds, with even the date excluded, the watch is also available with a power reserve and day/night indicator all the way up to the Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillion, the pinnacle of high-end watchmaking. The Drive de Cartier is intended to be a sporty watch, although not necessarily a 'sports' watch. For fans of Cartier who have found previous sports models a little on the heavy side the Drive de Cartier might be the perfect companion for the wrist. A handsome, well thought out watch with an excellent in-house movement from one of the best names in the business.