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Imitation Cartier Drive Extra Flat

It must have been around December, when I heard the rumor that Cartier was going to present a new drive de cartier replica watches for men without a date window, anytime now.

I was a bit puzzled at first. I could not understand how just leaving out the date window would warrant calling a watch new compared to the base version of the Drive that was announced a year ago now.

Since the announcement, the date window, placed at 3 o’clock on the watch’s dial, has been a point of much discussion. Such complications, especially the cut-out version of the date window, are more often than not a love or hate affair among collectors.

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swiss mens cartier replica watches

Much to my surprise the new – and fourth – model in the Drive collection turned out to be a complete turnaround. Besides the lines of the cushion-shaped case and the large blued baton hands, all other aspects that made the Drive, the Drive have now been eliminated; replaced instead with a cool and vastly minimalistic design.

Let me set this straight from the start: This new watch should not be seen as an upgrade or as a refreshed version. It is, in fact, the dress version of the Drive series and a proper new addition to collection, which now contains five different models as of this year.

The original Drive de Cartier models, at least the time only and the one with a small complication, are intended to be sporty watches and were created to handle any occasion. Fairly new for Cartier was the sexy looking domed crystal that gave the watches an almost vintage kinda look. Both these models were equipped with Cartier’s own automatic calibers: the 1904-PS MC and the 1904-FU MC. These were based on the automatic 1904MC, which was Cartier’s first Manufacture automatic caliber.

For the Extra Flat version, Cartier’s teams in Geneva and La Chaud-de-Fonds had to start almost from scratch. The idea for a new addition was a smaller, dressier timepiece; a stylish watch that had to have a lot of Cartier DNA without losing the identity of the Drive collection. Not an easy task when you think about it. In order to meet the brief, the team had to start first with the inevitability of a fresh new case design.

An initial trial of the watch around the wrist, or even a close look, will immediately make it obvious that this new Drive is smaller than the previous models. And while the case was only reduced from 40mm to 39mm, the total effect of the small differences is really quite phenomenal. Best part is that they’ve managed to do all this and have the watch’s height at a mere 7mm. Hence the reason why this new watch is called the Extra Flat, which is 40% slimmer than the existing Drive watches.

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black cartier replica watches

Gone is also the domed crystal and the guilloche dial, that characterized the first Drive models. The new flat crystal seems sunk into its case, just above the sunray and satin-finished dial, which greatly balanced with the twelve roman hour markers. No date window or third hand here to disturb the serenity of the watch’s face.

To make the watch as flat as possible, the team opted for the mechanical Piaget 430MC movement. Cartier has used this Piaget (430p) movement with great success for many years. For instance, the 2005 version of the Santos Dumont uses this same movement. Carole Forestier-Kasapi (Head of Movement Creation) explained during the presentation that there are no plans to exchange this movement for an in-house one since a transparent back would only add to the watch’s thickness. This is also why she’s opted to give the Drive de Cartier a closed back.

The robust and comfortable sapphire set crown on the case’s side, makes it easy to juice up the hand wound 430MC’s power reserve of 43 hours.

The Drive de Cartier Extra Flat is probably the ultimate dress imitation watch created by Cartier for gentlemen in recent years. But don’t worry about always having to wearing with a tux. I figure it would look just as handsome with a simple sweater and jeans.

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fake cartier watches

Two options of the Extra Flat were presented at the SIHH: A rose gold version with brown alligator-skin strap and rose gold ardillon buckle and the limited-edition version in white gold, with grey alligator-skin strap and white gold ardillon buckle.

Since only 200pc have been produced in white gold, it’s best to call a Boutique, to locate one, if this one’s caught your eyes. Chances are it won’t remain on that shelf for too long.

Cheap Mens Copy Cartier Drive Watch: Making The Case For Masculine Elegance

I am an unashamed Cartier enthusiast. I believe that old Cartier watches are among the most beautiful timepieces ever strapped to the human wrist, and those handmade gold cases are more robust than they look.

They also offer a relatively low entry price into the world of vintage watch collecting, with amazing exclusivity: between 1919 and 1969 Cartier Paris produced a mere 23,658 watches, many of which would have been unique pieces – a ludicrously tiny number for half a century. Such rarity should send watch collectors into a frenzy – yet mass-produced steel replica watches by Rolex command six-figure sums at auction, whereas a beautiful vintage Cartier can still be had for four.

The difference lies in the perception of masculine elegance. Although watches are getting thinner and smaller, many men are wary of going too far, too fast – we are still some way off the near aspirin-sized watches men wore during the late 1930s/early 1940s.

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copy cartier flying tourbillon in rose gold

For Cartier this has been frustrating. The maison has been bringing sportier watches to the market, like its Calibre diving watch and last year’s Clé; although the latter, which was intended to be a unisex watch, has proved more of a hit with women. While these watches carry design cues that recall aspects of the Cartier aesthetic, whether the sapphire crown of the Clé or the enlarged Roman numerals at 12 o’clock on the diver,they have the sense of intellectual exercises: in effect applying le goût Cartier to a chunky format watch, rather than making an all-out Cartier man’s watch. That, however, is how the new Drive is being positioned. With Drive, Cartier is saying that a man’s cartier replica watches swiss movement can also be elegant, without being dull.

Cartier’s defining horological characteristic is its mastery of the shaped case, most famous of which is, of course, the Tank: the definitive straight-sided watch. A brand is lucky if it has one successful shaped fake watch; Cartier has a Cecil B. DeMille-sized cast of case shapes that periodically return to the stage. Recently the curving Tortue has been given a subtle, attractive makeover, and last year saw the return of a limited series of the Dali-like Crash watch.

I had a faint memory that I’d seen the Drive somewhere before, and it was Pierre Rainero, guardian of le goût Cartier, who confirmed my hunch, reminding me I had spotted it in a 1997 auction catalogue.

It stuck in the mind because I am a fan of the cushion-cased dial, so I am delighted to see Cartier giving it an airing with its new range. From a personal point of view, I wish they had included a paper-thin, two-handed manual wind version, like the simplest Tanks and Tortues.

As it is, the simplest iteration comes with seconds, date and an automatic movement; further up the range there is a second time zone with day/night indicator, and the inevitable tourbillon.

A watch like this is an exercise in line and form. It is not about the movement; so rather than fill up the elegant dial with information, a stripped-down version would allow us to concentrate on the shape and the space. But the conventions of contemporary watchmaking dictate that men like complications and prefer automatic movements.

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swiss imitation cartier drive de cartier watches

Similarly masculine in its orientationis the name Drive, which has nothing to do with the wedge-shaped driving fake cartier automatic rose gold case with black dial watches of the 1930s, nor indeed much else to do with motoring. It is, nonetheless, a reassuringly manly name. Men love cars, right?

However, with the Drive, Cartier is not aiming at the petrolhead. Just to be sure, the brochure promoting the watch characterises “Drive Man” as a sort of post-bling sophisticate who is into detail rather than display: “People say he’s a connoisseur, sensitive to the precision of a fold, an exact shade of patina or a meticulously turned cuff or lapel. These details make the difference for him.”

And while stopping short of placing this watch in the stylistic ghetto named “dandy”, the alignment with a newly (re)awakened male style-consciousness is emphasised by the fact that next week the marque is giving a select dinner and hosting a larger party during the Pitti menswear show in Florence, an event almost exclusively geared towards producing photos of precisely folded, exactly patinated and meticulously turned-out male street fashion.

In this context, the Drive’s slimness, sense of proportion and subtlety are spot on. It is the sort of watch that watches used to be. In other words, appropriate for all occasions that a man might find himself in during the normal course of events, keeping tool replica cartier pasha authentic white ceramic with white dial watches (for diving or piloting an aircraft, say) in their proper place and for their proper function.

It is not just a man’s watch, then; it is a gentleman’s watch – and its success will depend on how many gentlemen there are left in the world.

Cartier Courts Young Men With Luxe Fake Watches

It is “everything you want and nothing that you don’t,” read a review in Hodinkee about the new Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat, an elegant retro-style timepiece that was a breakout star of the recent Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie cartier replica watches swiss movement show in Geneva. “Laying eyes on it will inevitably lead to your reaching out to put it on your wrist,” enthused Revolution, a watch magazine. “Our prayers have been answered,” read another site, Monochrome.

Fresh off the release of its sporty Drive de Cartier last year, and the streamlined Extra-Flat version this year, Cartier seems to be having a moment.

The august Parisian jeweler long associated with Art Deco elegance and money-is-no-object opulence, particularly for well-heeled women (hey, Cartier is name-checked by Marilyn Monroe in “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”), has become an unlikely darling of the young male watch-geek set, whose tastes typically run to brawny dive watches by Rolex and Omega.

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Fake Drive de Cartier watch

To put things in automotive terms, it is as if Rolls-Royce were suddenly trop chic among the Land Rover crowd.

“The Drive manages to capture the X-factor their other watches were lacking, while still looking distinctly Cartier,” said Zach Weiss, 32, the executive editor of the watch site Worn & Wound, which caters to stylish young men.

“It’s not a betrayal of their image or a shift in branding; rather, it’s the brand creating a product for the tastes of a newer, younger market,” Mr. Weiss added. “The cushion-cased design has the reserved but glamorous notes that are quintessentially Cartier, but with a bolder, more aggressive posture. It’s stylish, masculine and tasteful. It’s a watch you would imagine Ralph Lauren happily including in his line.”

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Replica Cartier Tank Française watch

Cartier is hardly an afterthought in the world of fine timepieces. The venerable French maison, which is owned by the Richemont luxury group and manufactures its watches in Switzerland, has typically been listed as either the second- or third-biggest Swiss cartier santos 100 replica watch brand in terms of sales, alongside Omega, behind Rolex.

Indeed, Cartier has been churning out timepieces since World War I, when it introduced the Tank, with its design cues borrowed from the Renault army tank. Seven decades later, Gordon Gekko advertised his Master of the Universe standing by wearing an 18-karat gold Santos de Cartier Galbée in “Wall Street.”

Even so, Cartier was not necessarily the first brand opted for by young men wearing untucked oxford shirts carrying Filson bags, particularly since many of its classic models, including the Tank and the Santos – even those in men’s sizes – have become must-haves for female Wall Streeters and fashion editors.

“Despite being undeniably sophisticated, they lack the cool factor found in Speedmasters, Submariners and Carreras,” said Mr. Weiss, referring to classic macho sports watches by Omega, Rolex and Tag Heuer, respectively.

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Replica Cartier Santos-Dumont watch

But that no longer seems to be the case. The brand made a new commitment to haute horlogerie starting in 2008 with the introduction of the Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon housing Cartier’s first in-house movement, also its first caliber to bear the prestigious Geneva Seal denoting high craftsmanship.

Cartier has continued to push the envelope with ultra-high-end watches for collectors such as the Rotonde De Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, priced at $450,000, which was released at S.I.H.H. in January.

Not all of Cartier’s six-figure museum pieces hit their mark, said Ariel Adams, the editor of aBlogtoWatch, but their evident ambition led to a “halo effect,” leaving a “positive impression on watch lovers who see Cartier’s $8,000 watches in a new light.”

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Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat replica watch

To some young watch aficionados, however, Cartier should not require a formal introduction to the next generation.

“It’s easy to forget that Cartier was arguably the most important design house of the 20th century,” said Stephen Pulvirent, Hodinkee’s managing editor. “When people talk about Cartier ‘getting into watches,’ they don’t know what they’re talking about. Sure, Cartier has to do some work to win over the segment of male collectors who typically flock to the likes of Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe, but there’s a pretty steady stream of awesome and popular Cartier watches going right back to the original Santos.”

“After all,” he added, “there is a lot more out there than just chunky black cartier diver watch replica.”

Uk Copy Cartier 2017 Collection Overview And The ‘perfect’ Drive

Between you and me, we were pretty happy with Replica Cartier‘s SIHH 2017 collection. And no, not just because the re-release of the Panthère gives us carte blanche to post this picture of Pierce Brosnan in his ’80s prime:

No, it’s because we’re all big fans of the Drive, and the powers that be in Cartier’s product development team saw fit to bless us with two very handsome new versions – one with a moon phase, and an extra-flat version that is, in our not-so-humble opinion, stripped-back perfection. Our only problem with it? The lack of a steel version. Let’s just say our fingers are crossed for next year.

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cartier tank replica

The Classic Elegance Of The New Men’s Counterfeit Drive De Cartier Moon Phases

If there is one complication that mens cartier replica watches hasn’t used very often throughout its history, it is the moon phase. When Cartier actually used a moon phase in one of their watches, they often preferred indicating it with a hand rather than go for the more classical disc with a night sky and moon on it that travels through a cutout on the dial. But last year there was all of a sudden the stunning Ballon Bleu with a classic moon phase, and this year the complication made it in the Drive de Cartier!

The result is very poetic. The Luxury Drive de Cartier lacks month or even date indication making the added value of the moon phase arbitrary in a practical sense. But that is not what this Cartier is about! It is about design, beauty, and being able to plan your moonlight serenade at the right time! For that same reason, the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases is also not fitted with a seconds hand. It is one of those watches meant to be able to freeze time for a stylish moment, and not let the rush of everyday life rule you every second.

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replica drive de cartier moon phases

The design is classical Cartier with Roman numerals, railroad track, and a luscious guilloche pattern. For some reason, Cartier can work magic with case shapes that are not round. The Top Drive de Cartier is no exception, with its well-rounded tonneau shaped case it is a very masculine watch, yet in the classical sense. The domed sapphire crystal amplifies this even more. In fact, the Drive de Cartier might have been the addition to the Cartier collection many men have been waiting for.

While I call the moon phase complication poetic, Cartier has not taken any short cuts in making it. On the contrary. La Maison’s new automatic winding 1904-LU MC was developed entirely in-house and is a so-called astronomic moon phase. This means that it only needs a manual one-day adjustment every 125 years. A clear sign that the beauty of this watch is far more than just skin-deep.

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cheap fake drive de cartier watches

Although a real classic statement in rose gold, the fake drive de cartier watches Moon Phases is also available in steel, making it a tempting proposition for those men who are looking for a stylish statement to accompany them every day.

Cartier Unveils Complicated Diamond Panther Fake Watch With No Hands

Those who love watches know that one of the most important timepiece exhibitions, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), takes place this month – starting on the 16th, in fact. So, in anticipation of the by-invitation-only show, certain brands are releasing sneak peeks at a few of the newest timepieces they are releasing. Cartier, for instance, has unveiled its stunning and highly unusual Panthere’ Joueuse de Cartier replica watch – with no hands.

The panther has long been an iconic symbol for the brand and many a great timepiece has been inspired by this mysterious muse. The newest copy watch – whose retail price has not yet been set – features a diamond- and gemstone-set magnificently sculptured panther seemingly emerging from the center of the dial. The panther seems to be continually pouncing – as it changes a tiny diamond ball that remains always a step ahead of its reaching paw.

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replica cartier panthere joueuse complicated high-jeweled watch

As the diamond ball (set into a moving disk on the outer portion of the dial) rotates around the dial, so too, does the panther rotate (at a different cadence) in pursuit. In fact, the caliber 9918MC – set on a base caliber, 1904 MC – features a center module that moves the body and paw of the panther around the dial once every hour so that the paw (and head) indicate the minutes. The diamond ball indicates the hours.

The complexity of the movement includes incorporating a flexible toothed center wheel module upon which the minute disc, module and panther display are fitted, as well as the hour disk for the rotating diamond ball. In total, the movement consists of 214 components and 25 jewels. It offers a power reserve of 48 hours.

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cartier panthere joueuse complicated fake watch with diamond bracelet

The stunning jeweled complicated 40mm fake cartier watch is crafted in 18-karat white gold and the case is set with 320 brilliant-cut diamonds. The center panther motif on the dial is set with 255 brilliant-cut diamonds, lacquer spots and emerald eyes. The watch is offered with either a white alligator strap or a fully set diamond bracelet. The strap version weighs almost six carats, while the bracelet version weighs 17.80 carats. To show off the meticulously finished complex caliber, the case back of the watch is sapphire. Though one most likely would not wear the watch in the water, it is resistant to 30 meters. The price has not yet been established.

Drive De Copy Cartier Steel 1904-fu Mc Is The Watch That Can And Will Drive You

INNER DRIVE. Cushion-shaped timepieces are gaining momentum in the world of watches. copy cartier watch leads the pack with a sophisticated combo of a cushion-shaped front case and a round case-back.

The dial is no less appealing, especially the one on the 1904-FU MC model. Adorned with beautiful guilloché motifs, the silver-hued dial of this 40mm x 41mm timepiece comprises a double date digit at 12 o’clock, day/night indicator at 4 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock and a retrograde second time zone at 10 o’clock.

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Replica Drive de Cartier

Drive de cartier replica watch 18k pink gold emblematic trademarks such as a rail track, roman numerals (including the brand name reiterated on numeral 7) and blued steel hands are all in check, too.