The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases watch maintains a 40 mm x 41 mm cushion case made of steel (shown here) or 18k rose gold. On the latter, the octagonal crown is also made of 18k rose gold, both models are decorated with sapphires. Two blue steel hands slide over the guilloché dial on the classic Roman numerals. At 6 o’clock, you already have a moon phase dial, and I can already tell the added text to read “AUTOMATIC” is about to (cough) “drive” some people crazy. Most likely, because Cartier Replica Watches does not want to suddenly break from the minute mark on the internal dial, because the lack of seconds is common for quartz plates. The white gap looks very obvious, but it is the only watch in the series that adds this text, and all models in the series include an automatic movement.
Today, the Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat weighs only 6.6 mm, 40% thinner than last year’s 2016 model. This lightweight product exudes elegance and features a sun-satin satin dial instead of Cartier’s favorite guilloche. The Drive de Cartier ultra-flat case is also slightly smaller at 38 mm x 39 mm and has a water resistance rating of 30 m. Powered by a hand-wound 430 MC, this piece is available in white and rose gold. The 430MC movement is based on the Piaget 430P, which is Piaget’s reputation for slimness. The Cartier Replica 430MC operates at 21,600 rpm, providing a disappointing 36-hour power reserve. Again, there are no seconds here, but the dial is basically unaffected.
Swiss Cartier Watches knows that they will be uncomfortable for not having (at least for now) driving the Cartier ultra-flat steel model, but it is expected to enter the second year since its inception, that is, the drive de Cartier series is being refined. We reviewed a gold “small complex function” model with a busy dial and polarized people. I think the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases might get the same reception, but the Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat is just a smooth, subtle stunner that makes me want to invite a black tie immediately.