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INTRODUCING: Pasha De Cartier 2020 Collection

by Hours and Minutes Australia

This year, the Parisian powerhouse, Cartier has gone all out in bringing back a collection of timepieces that hold a very special place in its history. Introducing Pasha de Cartier.

It was in the 1930s when Thami El Glaoui, the Pasha of Marrakech commissioned Louis Cartier to create a timepiece that could keep up with his active lifestyle. Louis Cartier accepted the Sultan’s request and months later presented the Pasha with a solid gold watch (defined by its chained crown and a protective grid on the face) that was not only water resistant enough for daily swims but also elegant enough for royal duties.

In the year 1985, the renowned watch designer Gérald Genta was asked to design a modern luxury sports watch for the maison. Taking inspiration from the same timepiece designed for the Pasha of Marrakech, the Cartier Pasha watch was born in the same year.

Pasha de Cartier’s 2020 Collection comprises an array of mens and womens timepieces from steel, yellow gold, pink gold to diamond set and skeleton versions. The timepieces in the collection are distinctly characterised by their uniquely shaped 35mm and 41mm round cases. A square filigree rail-track on the dial, adds a nice contrast to the overall design; like a nonconformist design that harmoniously brings opposites together. The four distinctive Arabic numerals and sword-shaped hands ensure an ultra-contemporary look. One of the key design elements of the Pasha de Cartier watch is the chained crown which sits on the right side of the case. In its new version, Cartier added increased refinement, equipping the winding crown, hidden under the fluted crown cover, with a blue spinel or sapphire. This division, and duplication, of blues enhances the ergonomics of the winding crown and the preciousness of the watch.

The new Pasha de Cartier watch comes with an innovative strap in keeping with the spirit of our time. All the straps and bracelets can be interchanged thanks to a QuickSwitch system developed by Cartier. The mechanism is almost invisible and sits under the case. It is activated by a single push. The sizing adjustment of the metal bracelet to the nearest link has been added to this cutting-edge technology. The SmartLink system, which has been registered for a patent, allows the bracelet length to be adjusted by the owner without the use of a tool. Each SmartLink link is equipped with a push button that releases the fixing bar allowing removal or addition of the metal links.

Visible through the sapphire crystal case back is an in-house1847 MC automatic calibre. The use of non-magnetic nickel phosphorus components for the movement’s escape mechanism as well as a shield made of a paramagnetic alloy integrated into the case allow the 1847 MC calibre to effectively resist the strong magnetic fields to which a watch can be exposed in everyday life. The screw-connection design allows the new Pasha de Cartier watch to offer water resistance to 10 bar (approx. 100 metres) while retaining minimal thickness.

 

Pasha De Cartier 2020 Collection

 

41 mm, thickness: 9.55 mm, Steel, Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon Interchangeable QuickSwitch steel bracelet and grey alligator leather strap SmartLink size adjustment system

41 mm, thickness: 9.55 mm, Steel, Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon Interchangeable QuickSwitch navy blue and grey alligator leather straps

35 mm, thickness: 9.37 mm, Steel, Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon Interchangeable QuickSwitch steel bracelet and navy blue alligator leather strap SmartLink size adjustment system

35 mm, thickness: 9.37 mm, Steel, Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon Interchangeable QuickSwitch navy blue and fuschia alligator leather straps

35 mm, thickness: 9.37 mm, 18K pink gold, Crown set with a sapphire cabochon, Bezel set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds, (1.15 ct) Interchangeable QuickSwitch 18K pink gold bracelet and navy blue alligator leather strap, SmartLink size adjustment system

35 mm, thickness: 9.37 mm, 18K pink gold, Crown set with a sapphire cabochon, Bezel set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.15 ct) Interchangeable QuickSwitch navy blue and purple alligator leather straps

35 mm, thickness: 9.37 mm, 18K pink gold, Crown set with a sapphire cabochon Interchangeable QuickSwitch navy blue and grey alligator leather straps

41 mm, thickness: 9.55 mm, 18K yellow gold, Crown set with a sapphire cabochon Interchangeable QuickSwitch navy blue and grey alligator leather straps

41 mm, thickness: 10.45 mm, 18K white gold, Crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.36 ct) Bezel, movement and buckle set with 179 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.59 cts) Interchangeable QuickSwitch grey and black alligator leather straps.

MANUFACTURE MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WITH MANUAL WINDING 9466 MC, TOURBILLON, SKELETON, Encasing diameter: 14 lines, Total dimension: 31.05 mm, Thickness: 5.76 mm Number of jewels: 19, Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour, Power reserve: 50 hours

41 mm, thickness: 10.45 mm, 18K pink gold, Crown set with a sapphire cabochon Interchangeable QuickSwith grey and black alligator leather straps

MANUFACTURE MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WITH MANUAL WINDING 9466 MC, TOURBILLON, SKELETON, Encasing diameter: 14 lines, Total dimension: 31.05 mm, Thickness: 5.76 mm Number of jewels: 19, Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour, Power reserve: 50 hours

41 mm, thickness: 10.45 mm, Steel, Crown set with a sapphire cabochon, Interchangeable QuickSwitch steel bracelet and grey alligator leather strap SmartLink size adjustment system

MANUFACTURE MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WITH AUTOMATIC WINDING 9624 MC, SKELETON, Encasing diameter: 13 lines 3/4, Total dimension: 31.05 mm, Thickness: 5.66 mm, Number of jewels: 28, Frequency: 28’800 vibrations/hour, Power reserve: 48 hours

35 mm, thickness: 9.90 mm, 18K white gold, Crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.27 ct), Dial set with 318 vibrant brilliant-cut diamonds (3.10 cts), Case and bracelet set with 625 brilliant-cut diamonds (10.10 cts), Limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces

MANUFACTURE MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WITH AUTOMATIC WINDING 530 MC, Encasing diameter: 9 lines, Total dimension: 20.5 mm, Thickness: 3.5 mm, Number of jewels: 26, Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour, Power reserve: 40 hours

35 mm, thickness: 9.37 mm, 18K white gold, Crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.27 ct), Case and bracelet set with, 487 brilliant-cut diamonds (8.51 cts)

MANUFACTURE MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WITH AUTOMATIC WINDING 1847 MC, Encasing diameter: 11 lines 1/2 Total dimension: 25.6 mm, Thickness: 3.77 mm, Number of jewels: 23, Frequency: 28’800 vibrations/hour, Power reserve: 40 hours

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