Cartier Introduces Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat and Moon Phases

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One year ago, Cartier launched the Drive de Cartier collection. Now the collection expands with two new models: the Drive de Cartier Extra Flat and the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases, both presented at SIHH 2017.

Cartier: Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat, white gold
Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat, white gold

The Drive de Cartier Extra Flat is less than 7 mm thick — 6.6 mm, to be precise. That makes the watch 40 percent slimmer than the original model, according to Cartier. The slim model has a white gold or rose gold case that measures 38 x 39 mm. It’s powered by the manual-winding in-house movement, Caliber 430 MC. The white-gold version is limited to 200 pieces, priced at $16,700. The rose gold version costs $15,600 and is not limited.

Cartier: Drive de Cartier Moon Phases, pink gold
Cartier Drive de Cartier Moon Phases, rose gold

The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases is powered by the automatic manufacture movement 1904-LU MC, which holds 48 hours of power reserve, which includes the moon-phase display at 6 o’clock that gives the watch its name. This indicator, which Cartier describes as “astronomic,” needs to be corrected by only one day every 125 years. The case of the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases is 40 x 41 mm in diameter and made either of steel ($7,850) or rose gold ($21,100). Scroll down to see additional images, including live photos taken at SIHH 2017.

Cartier: Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat, white gold
Cartier: Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat, white gold
Cartier: Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat
Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat
Cartier: Drive de Cartier Moon Phases
Cartier Drive de Cartier Moon Phases, rose gold
Cartier: Drive de Cartier Moon Phase, pink gold
Cartier Drive de Cartier Moon Phases, pink gold
Cartier: Drive de Cartier Moon Phase, steel
Cartier Drive de Cartier Moon Phases, steel

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SOURCE:http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/watches/cartier-introduces-drive-de-cartier-extra-flat-and-moon-phases/