Sunday, June 23

Cartier Embraces Luxury Sport Watch Trend While Staying True to Its Heritage

Perhaps the most iconic maker of luxury wrist watches is embracing the latest trend of luxury sport watches, all while remaining true to its distinctive heritage.

According to the Inquirer, Cartier’s Calibre de Cartier — and its new diving watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver — features a bold, round design with “trademark Roman numerals and flanged bezel” that are hallmarks of Cartier watches.

The Calibre de Cartier was first introduced in 2010, and the Calibre de Cartier Diver, unveiled in June, continues the brand’s long, rich tradition of making high-quality sport watches.

The Inquirer reports that the Calibre de Cartier Diver features a unidirectional bezel, glow-in-the-dark hands and dive timers and a thick crystal case that can resist water pressure at 300 meters below the surface.

The Diver’s case is also coated with “amorphous, diamond-like carbon” to add strength and protection, and the strap is composed of industrial-strength rubber that combines style with sturdiness, according to The Inquirer.

While luxury sport watches are emerging as a hot trend for luxury watch enthusiasts, Cartier has been making them since 1904, when the company debuted its Santos de Cartier line.

According to The Inquirer, the Calibre de Cartier Diver’s price varies by country and the watch comes in three varieties: gold, steel and gold and all-steel.

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