The Pasha de Cartier has been a cult watch since its creation in 1985, and enjoyed a huge surge of popularity in the 1990s. For 2020, Cartier have relaunched the Pasha and they are every bit as extraordinary and distinctive as their predecessors.
The new Cartier Pasha watch is for those who think big. It is pitched as an extroverted watch which steps outside of the box of classic watchmaking, where nothing is off-limits and embraces an assertive graphic signature.
A square filigree rail-track is found in the circle of its dial, immediately introducing a nonconformist watch that brings contrasting shapes together in perfect harmony. This striking design aesthetic challenges the predominance of round shapes in watchmaking, and thus amplifies its originality and presence within the market. Four bold Arabic numerals ensure an ultra-contemporary, oversized appearance, making this a truly standout timepiece.
The bracelet is accentuated by the clous de Paris, a special embossing technique that results in a decorative raised square pattern, and its chained crown is an extra touch of elegance. The timepiece is faithful to the original model but with an elevated sense of sophistication in the form of its crown featuring a blue spinel or sapphire, interchangeable strap and the possibility of personalisation in an engravable plate to the side. In short, the Pasha de Cartier watch for the 2020s is classic yet contemporary and remains as edgy as ever.
Pasha De Cartier Features
Interchangeable straps, a sapphire crystal case back, the return of the chained cap and personalised engraving: the Pasha de Cartier watch is sophisticated in terms of watchmaking functions and design details which combine to strengthen and maximise its ergonomic appeal.
A Precious Crown
One of the key design elements of the Pasha de Cartier watch is the chained crown. In its new version, Cartier adds increased refinement, equipping the winding crown, hidden under the fluted crown cover, with a blue spinel or sapphire. This division, and duplication of blues enhances the ergonomics of the winding crown and the preciousness of the watch.
With the Pasha watch, Cartier is unveiling a new customisable engraving. Carved in the form of initials, the engraving appears under the crown cover, secret and undetectable. It is only revealed when the famous chained crown of the Pasha de Cartier watch is unscrewed.
A Multi-Purpose Strap
The new Pasha de Cartier
watch features an innovative strap. In steel, gold or leather, all versions can
be interchanged thanks to the Cartier QuickSwitch system. This invisible
mechanism blends into the architecture
and is located under the case
and can be activated by a single
push. The sizing can be adjusted thanks
the Cartier SmartLink system, which has
been registered for a patent, and
allows the bracelet length to be adjusted by the owner without the use of a
tool. Each SmartLink link is equipped with a push button that releases the
fixing bar allowing removal or addition of the metal links of the Pasha de
Resistance to Magnetism
Non-magnetic nickel phosphorus components are used for the movement’s escape mechanism as well as a shield made of a paramagnetic alloy integrated into the case that allows the 1847 MC calibre to effectively resist strong magnetic fields in which a watch can be exposed to in everyday life.
The screw-connection design allows the new Pasha de Cartier watch to offer water resistance to 100 metres while retaining minimal thickness.