Finally, it is not all about complications and creative technicality on the masculine side this year at Cartier. Away from the lofty heights of the Fine Watchmaking collection, this diver plunges into the depths and is arguably Cartier’s first proper professional tool watch. While the Calibre de Cartier collection, exclusively masculine in nature, has been making waves since 2008, this all-new watch finally reveals its true potential. ISO 6425-certified as a proper diver’s watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver turns what was already a sporty offering into a proper sports watch.
Still powered by the now-famous in-house manufacture automatic calibre 1904MC, the new Calibre de Cartier Diver features a unidirectional ADLC-coated bezel, luminous elements on the dial, hands and bezel, and an impressive water resistance of 300m. These new elements in the collection amount to much more than an aesthetic change because this level of functionality means the Diver qualifies completely as a professional tool. Overall, the case retains its 42mm diameter and clocks in at 11mm in thickness, which is still quite thin for a diver’s watch. It is currently available in pink gold, steel and pink gold-steel (prices on application).