A dive into technical watchmaking
With its powerful lines, rugged case and original architecture, the Calibre de Cartier watch, launched in 2010, is the new symbol of confident masculinity. Its dial boldly reinterprets the Maison’s design codes, such asRoman numerals and a flanged bezel, that clearly identify it as a Cartier model. In 2014, this Manufacturewatch opens a new chapter with a diving version: the Calibre de Cartier Diver.
An unmistakeably masculine watch for both everyday wear and extreme conditions, it meets the challenge of combining Cartier style with the technical requirements of ISO 6425. This norm, which controls the “Diver’sWatch” label, lays down eight criteria of reliability and imposes a series of extremely rigorous tests.
This blue ceramic bezel and dial, is a first-timer for Cartier. This also the case for the water-resistant blue strap, half leather, half rubber.
A unidirectional bezel, water-resistant to 300 metres, hands and dive-time indicator in superluminova:the Calibre de Cartier Diver meets all the criteria for a diver’s watch as laid down in the international standard, entitling it to carry the engraving “Diver’s watch 300 m” on the case back.
Display in the dark
The Calibre de Cartier Diver can be clearly read deep below the surface due to the superluminova applied to its dive-time indicators, hour and minute hands, pre-selection device and small seconds counter.
Water-resistant to 300 metres
When underwater, diving watches can be subjected to very high pressures and extreme conditions (salt water, thermal shock, etc.). For protection, the Calibre de Cartier Diver is fitted with a thick crystal, a screw back, oversized seals and a screw-in crown that ensure water-resistance to 300 metres. The watch has demonstrated its resistance to salt water after immersion in a solution of sodium chloride (30g/l) at 18°C – 25°C for 24 hours. Furthermore, after spending 50 hours at a depth of 30 centimetres at 18°C – 25°C, it continues to function perfectly under water.
Fine watchmaking finishes that go beyond what is visible
The decorators’ endless quest for beauty produces the most impressive results in fine watchmaking movements. The care lavished on the finishes of the calibre 1904 MC demonstrates Cartier’s extremely high standardswhen creating a movement to power a watch intended for professional use and everyday wear: the Calibre deCartier Diver.