Watch of the Week: Cartier Drive de Cartier

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One of three designs from Cartier’s brand-new line, this rose gold watch offers the perfect blend of vintage inspiration and contemporary design.

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This year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva in January, Cartier stepped up its offerings and unveiled an exciting, all-new collection: Drive de Cartier. The watch line introduces a brand-new cushion-shaped, retro-inspired case updated with modern lines. Several versions—including a three-hands with date iteration, a dual time zone retrograde style, and, at the highest end, a tourbillon—are being offered in either stainless steel or in 18-karat rose gold, each with its respective in-house-made calibers. This particular Drive de Cartier date watch in rose goldcrafted with a white dial, calf leather strap, a small seconds subdial at 6:00, and a mechanical movement—is both entirely of the moment, and effortlessly timeless. Find it in Cartier boutiques starting in May. Price: $19,300; cartier.com.

For more luxury men's watches with automotive ties, see our reviews for the Zenith El Primero Range Rover Special Edition and the Baume Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Chronograph.

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