First unveiled in 1985, the Pasha de Cartier watch is making a comeback and how! Faithful to the original model but even more sophisticated with its crown featuring a blue spinel or sapphire, interchangeable strap and its multiple possibilities of personalization, the new watch is classic yet contemporary and remains as edgy as ever.
Cartier has also announced a host of stars as ambassadors for Pasha: Rami Malek, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Maisie Williams and Jackson Wang.
Produced in steel, yellow gold, pink gold and set with diamonds, the Pasha de Cartier collection includes many models, incorporating jewelry pieces and watches.
The new model features its famous hallmarks; a square filigree rail-track is found in the circle of its dial, immediately introducing a nonconformist watch that harmoniously brings opposites together. Four bold Arabic numerals ensure an ultra-contemporary, over-sized appearance. Its striking design challenges the predominance of round shapes in watchmaking, and amplifies its presence, originality and singularity. The bracelet is accentuated by the clous de Paris whilst its chained crown ensures maximum visibility.
The Pasha de Cartier watch is sophisticated in terms of watchmaking functions and design details that combine to strengthen and maximize its ergonomic appeal.
One of the key design elements of the watch is the chained crown. In its new version, Cartier added 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 customizable engraving. Carved in the form of initials, the engraving appears under the crown cover, secret and undetectable. Indeed, it is only revealed when the chained crown of the watch is unscrewed.
The new Pasha watch features an innovative strap in keeping with the spirit of our time. It responds to new lifestyles, supports change and adapts easily to different situations, depending on the colors and materials chosen. In steel, gold or leather, all versions can be interchanged thanks to an adaptation of the Cartier-developed QuickSwitch system. This invisible mechanism blends into an architecture located under the case and is activated by a single push. The sizing adjustment of the metal bracelet to the nearest link has been added to this cutting-edge technology. The SmartLink system, which has been registered for a patent, allows the bracelet length to be adjusted by the owner without the use of a tool.
Equipped with a sapphire crystal case back that reveals its movement, the watch is endowed with the 1847 MC automatic caliber. This in-house movement goes further still in the quest for performance and reassurance thanks to its resistance to both magnetism and water.