The Cartier Pebble Replica Watch has now been officially announced, continuing the jeweller’s strong of vintage reissues like the Tank Cintree 150th Anniversary of 2020.While not as famous as the Dali-esque sibling, the Pebble is a simple yet distinctive design in the best tradition of Cartier – a square dial rotated 45 degrees from the horizontal within a perfectly round case.
The Pebble is an easily recognisable design. At 36 mm it’s modest in size by modern standards, but stands out with its clean lines and peculiar but pleasing shape.The remake smartly sticks closely to the original, so much so that they will be almost identical at a distance. For fans of The Most Exquisite Cartier Replica Watches classic and quirky style, the Pebble reissue is appealing – albeit at a steep price.
The Pebble is twice as expensive as the Santos-Dumont lacquered case in gold that has the same movement, and 50% pricier than the Tank Cintree 150th that has an arguably finer, thinner calibre. The Pebble is a winner in terms of execution but the price is difficult to stomach.
The Pebble belongs to the group of oddly-shaped Replica Swiss Made produced by Cartier London – then independent from its counterparts in Paris and New York – in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Crash famously made its debut in 1967, while the Pebble arrived five years later.
Only six large Pebbles – measuring about 36 mm in diameter like the reissue – were produced. Five were yellow gold with a cream dial, while one was in white gold with a black dial. But not all Luxury Cartier Replica were identical; most had their lugs underneath the case like the reissue, while the example sold at Bonhams has visible lugs, giving rise to the “turtle” nickname.
Modelled on the streamlined version of the vintage original, the reissue retains almost identical design and proportions. Amongst the more obvious tweaks is the inclusion of the Cartier “secret signature” at seven o’clock, as well as the modern-day Cartier Replica Watches logo below 12 o’clock instead of the italic emblem found on the original.
The Pebble is equipped with the cal. 430 MC, a hand-wind movement with a 38-hour power reserve. Made by Cheap Cartier Replica where it is known as the cal. 430P, the movement is thin and compact, making it the go-to calibre for Cartier when it comes to smaller, manual-wind watches like the Santos-Dumont lacquered case.