Cartier Drive De Cartier: A Fresh Take
Sporty yet extremely elegant, the Cartier Drive De Cartier was released in 2016—a new dress watch collection entirely dedicated to men which is rare for the brand. At first glance, the Drive De Cartier appears characteristically Cartier, but with a fresh design twist unseen in their other collections, this suite blends the look and feel of a vintage watch with modern charm and style. Featuring a cushion-shaped case and integrated lugs, these timepieces also flaunt a domed crystal, sapphire dial, artful proportions, and a precise in-house movement. Interestingly, the Drive De Cartier’s caliber 1904-PS MC - PS means “petite seconde” or small seconds, and it’s the first automatic movement produced entirely in-house.
Currently, there are a few iterations of the Drive De Cartier including a steel model, a date, a flying tourbillon, and a dual time reference. Shortly after its release, Cartier also created a Drive Extra-Flat which is slightly smaller with a 39mm case compared to the original Drive’s 41mm case. For those interested in aesthetics, the Drive De Cartier is available in metals like stainless steel and gold, and several neutral dial colors like white, black, and grey. If you’re interested in similar styles and complications from other brands, browse our pre-owned assortment of dress, stainless steel, and tourbillon watches. Or, discover what else Cartier has to offer by perusing our curated collection of Tank, Ballon Bleu, and Santos watches.
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Inspired by vintage cars and boasting dial designs that are reminiscent of radiator grills, the Drive De Cartier collection is durable, reliable, and incredibly handsome. Its subtle details include a combination of brushed and polished surfaces, hands that change color in different lights, a radial pattern on the sub-seconds dial, and a case curvature in the shape of a domed crystal. Other design hallmarks include Roman numerals, blued hands, a guilloché dial, and a sapphire on the crown. Check out a selection of our favorite pre-owned models.
Featuring a 40mm x 41mm 18k rose gold case, silver dial, and luxe brown alligator strap, this stunning timepiece is equipped with hours, minutes, small seconds, and date.
Just when you thought you knew all about the collection’s complexity—you happen upon a moon phase piece. This reference flaunts a stainless steel case, silver dial, black alligator strap as well as hours and minutes.
This manual wind watch has a mesmerizing silver openwork dial complemented by a sleek brown alligator strap, as well as a 18k rose gold case. If you’re interested in seeing a Drive Flying Tourbillon up close, watch this expert review of the ref. W4100013.
Sporting a slightly slimmer profile, this iteration joins the collection with a 39mm stainless steel case, silver dial, and unique blue alligator strap. Functions include hours and minutes—perfect for the stylish minimalist.