Break away from traditional conventions. In other words, the strong point of the sporty variation of this watchmaking icon, perfectly at ease in the heat of action and in society events!
A sort of carefree liberty and stylistic audacity underscores the 1980s, wonderfully illustrated through Cartier’s Pasha watch. Since then, this model has forever been in tune with its times. For example, its Seatimer version, unveiled back in 2006, boasts all the must-haves of a real sports model, with elegance as well. This timepiece invites the wearer to measure short-cycle time and to be carried along during underwater excursions in particular thanks to its graduated rotating bezel which ensures the adventurer dives to depths safely. The Pasha Chronograph 2021 reproduces its features yet proposes an alternative to the classical esthetics of this type of complication.
On the pared-down dial, a perfectly-accurate minute tracker encircles tri-compax-positioned counters. Discreet diagonals and a sketched square-shape, already present on the original model, join in a graphical scenography where an XL-sized 12 reigns supreme. The crown and the pushers also play a key role in enhancing its offbeat character. All are topped with a blue cabochon. One of Cartier’s well-known signatures!
Two variations are available. One combines a 41 mm-diameter steel case with a bracelet fashioned in the same material. The other blends together a yellow gold case with a brown leather strap. Both house the selfwinding 1904-CH MC movement, discovered in 2013 in the Calibre de Cartier collection. This instrument, designed to ensure perfect chronometric stability, delivers a power reserve of two days. Once again, the Pasha Chronograph is tailored to the times with its integrated QuickSwitch system which enables the wearer to change straps in an instant.
Price: CHF9,150 (steel) – CHF22,800 (yellow gold)
By Dan Diaconu