Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:22 AM November 11, 2016
The Drive de Cartier watch is the watch of a man of passion and continues the longstanding tradition of Cartier watches with distinctive shapes.
Over and above a strongly defined character, the aesthetic emphasis of the Drive de Cartier watch changes with each different model. Its case, in pink gold or steel, is fitted with a black, gray or white guilloché dial marked by Roman numerals punctuated with sword-shaped hands.
The transparent case-back reveals the Manufacture movement 1904 MC, available in two versions: hours, minutes, small seconds and date for the 1904-PS MC; and second time zone, day/night indicator, large date and small seconds for the 1904-FU MC.
The Drive de Cartier watch is also available in a Fine Watchmaking version, with a flying tourbillon 9452 MC, certified “Poinçon de Genève.”
The finishes seem designed to meet the exacting standards of the connoisseur: textured satin at the sides, with polished surfaces for the top and bottom. The former is intended to magnify the volume, the latter to hone it.
The taut curves and refined lines construct an identity that is stylish, elegant and modern: The language of Cartier is thus perfectly articulated.
Three calibers power the Drive de Cartier watch, all produced at the Cartier Manufacture.
Cartier is at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La and Newport Resorts World.