Pre SIHH 2014 - Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver
Here is the Diver from Cartier: the Calibre de Cartier Diver. It is part of the Calibre de Cartier family, just unveiled at this year's SIHH!And we said: “Diver” for, what every true watch enthusiast knows, is that this lettering not only states the sporty version of the Calibre line up, but a true professional diving watch. The “Diver” nickname applies only to those watches which successfully pass the ISO 6425 test (as highlighted by Cartier itself in the product info sheet). The ISO 6425 applies to each single watch of a production run. And each timepiece has to undergo a set of specific and very severe tests. It will be very interesting to find out why Cartier has created such a professional timepiece and will be most certainly the first question we will ask them in a couple of days, while visiting their booth at this year's SIHH.
The additional Calibre de Cartier Diver's technical features are nonetheless interesting: the watch is powered by 1904 MC in-house calibre, whose balance wheel oscillates at 28.800 vph, has a 48-hour power reserve, solid case back, as it has to be with a true professional diver's watch. Here is the second surprise: the bezel, in stainless steel, has no ceramic like insert, but is ADLC (Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon) treated. Please read our hands on review right here.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Cartier)
Federico N. @Horbiter®