Created in 2016, the Drive de Cartier Watches Pre Owned Replica collection already includes the Drive de Cartier hours, minutes and seconds watch, the second time zone model and the flying tourbillon model. In 2007, they are joined by two new watches. After the presentation of the moonphase timepiece, let’s take a closer look at the extra-flat model.
So besides the fact that an in-house movement was becoming more and more important, Cartier realised very well that to become really reliable and successful in the world of high-end watches, they had to produce not just their particular calibers, but also as many components as you can, such as the instance, springs, rotors, dials, hands, glass etc.Cartier constructed, throughout the Collection Privée period, a huge — over 30.000 square meters — manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds (see our coverage here) and started to use a selected group of watchmakers on a follow up project to be launched in 2008, all headed by Carole Forestier-Kasapi, the genius watchmaker which was hired in 2005 and had worked at Audemars Piguet (Renaud & Papi) and van Cleef & Arpels. This very contemporary and luxury manufacture is now together with the Rolex manufacture, the largest in Switzerland!The very first result of Cartier’s high-end watchmaking premiered in November 2007. A — by Carole Forestier-Kasapi — developed Flying Tourbillon caliber was shown into the media. Regrettably, the opinion was housed in a 47mm over-sized Ballon Bleu instance, after the large watch trend.Since the launch of that Flying Tourbillon, Cartier did not rest on their laurels. While other top brands such as Audemars Piguet were carrying it quietly and satisfying the watch fanatics with ‘Offshore’ afterwards ‘Offshore’, year after year, Cartier made over-hours and devised new materials, new calibers and surprised the media every January at the SIHH with actual novelties. Back in 2009, and in 2012, Cartier even invited more than a hundred journalists from around the globe and flew them in to La Chaux-de-Fonds, to show the ID-ONE and ID-TWO watch at their own manufacture. Two prototype watches which would not reach the market, but were made for research and — of course — to show the press how far ahead Cartier was in fine watchmaking.
The Drive de Cartier Watches Ladies Replica Extra-Flat watch features a slender profile that hugs the wrist, ensuring a suave, discreet accessory beneath the sleeve of a dinner jacket. Minimalism is the standout feature of this watch. At less than 7 mm thick, it is 40% slimmer than the original model. Clean lines are enhanced by the sunray satin-finish dial, flat sapphire crystal, and finely crafted alligator-skin strap, which stylishly showcase the cushion-shaped case of the watch.
The Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat watch is fitted with a mechanical movement with manual winding 430 MC. Available in pink gold, or in a limited edition of 200 pieces in white gold.