This year at SIHH 2014, Cartier is introducing a divers watch known as the Calibre de Cartier Diver.
Cartier are primarily know for making very elegant, stylish and sophisticated dress and somewhat everyday watches, so for them to introduce a divers watch at this years 2014 SIHH is a nice and welcomed change.
To be called a divers watch today, there are 150 specifications that need to be met and the new Calibre de Cartier Diver meets all of those specifications.
This watch is 42 mm is case size and will be available in 18k gold on a bracelet or rubber strap as well as stainless steel on a bracelet or a rubber strap. Even though the watch is water resistant to 1,000 feet but has been tested to 1,250 feet, this watch is the thinnest divers watch available on the market today.
The bezel is ADLC coated and sits on ceramic ball bearingz for better precision while turning the unidirectional bezel.
I must say it has the elegance of the Calibre de Cartier dress watch yet it has the sporty ruggedness that Cartier watches have been lacking. The dial is black with contrasting white numerals, while the date aperture is reminiscent of the instrument panel in the cockpit of an airplane. There is sub-second hand at the six o’clock position which is a little larger than I would like, but it pulls everything together quite nicely. The rubber strap is a very nice everyday looking strap with a very cool tread patter on it. The 42 mm stainless steel case is brushed and the watch has a screw down crown.