A nice surprise comes from Cartier’s manufactory, demonstrating that this prestigious brand has capacity to reach the top-end in every possible field of watchmaking. A diving watch is something that we did not expect and that is why I decided to present it first among other great novelties from the Cartier 2014 edition. The new Calibre de Cartier Diver watch satisfied ISO 6425 standards. This means that it provides stunning readability, water-resistance (up to 300 meters/990 feet) and crucial performances of diving watches, such as a unidirectional rotating bezel for counting diving time. This attractive novelty comes either in pink gold or stainless steel version which will be presented at the upcoming SIHH 2014 watchmaking show in Geneva.
A mid-side case has the diameter of 42 mm. Although majority of diving watches come in larger sizes, new Cartier’s timepiece seems to be large enough to provide all important information at glance. At the same time, this is the perfect size for those who will not use this stunning timepiece just for underwater activities and I can bet that most of you will prefer to wear it on the ground, showing the great combination of the brand’s classic style and sporty elements. Nicely curved case with prominent lugs is beautified by satin finishing, while the black ADLC coated bezel with notched edges features a highly polished surface.
New Calibre de Cartier Diver watch features several distinctive elements, such as a faceted synthetic spinel, as well as the oversized Roman numeral 12 which are some of the brand’s trademarks. Its back dial has the outer circular pattern with ultra-legible Roman numerals, covered by Super-Luminova. The central, matt black part features the small seconds sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position, as well as the three-digit date indicator at the 3 o’clock position. Sward-shaped hands are also covered with Super-Luminova for great readability.
The watch is powered by in-house 1904 MC self-winding mechanism. It features ceramic ball bearings at the center of the rotor, providing great shock resistance and durability. Furthermore, its bi-directional full-size rotor maximizes winding efficiency. This great mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and works up to 48 hours when it is fully wound, of course, in case that you do not wind it by wrist movements.
An impressive visual appearance of the new Calibre de Cartier Diver watch is completed with a striking, ultra-sporty black rubber strap. However, it is also available with a bracelet that matches the material of the case.