Cartier is a name that is synonymous with timeless design. Historically speaking, since the company’s inception in 1847, Cartier watches tend to be somewhat reserved in stature and walk the line between utility and fashion. Not one to rest on its laurels, the brand took the 1980s as an opportunity to display novel artistry and incorporate new aesthetics into a timepiece that had not been seen before — thus, the Pasha de Cartier was born.
Recognizing the outgoing nature of the Pasha de Cartier, and ensuring that it seamlessly blends into the fashion of these modern times, Cartier introduced a group of new models. While remaining true to the heritage of the initial release from decades ago, these contemporary styles represent a new day for the Pasha de Cartier.
The most iconic Pasha features an eye-catching metallic guard over the dial. This grid makes a bold statement while simultaneously framing and highlighting the dramatic Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12. In typical Cartier fashion, the “Grille” has been designed such that it can be easily removed, making it simple for the wearer to transition between looks.
The traditional Cartier de Pasha, as well as the chronograph, have both been given a new dial color. The subtle, sunburst-gray hue of the Anthracite plays perfectly with the blued-leaf hands and cabochon crown (and pushers, in the case of the chronograph). The depth of Cartier’s artisanship and attention to detail is evident in the Moonphase, Skeleton, and Flying Tourbillion Pashas. Each seemingly more detailed and intricate than the last, the skeletonized Pasha steals the show in a daring ADLC case. The bridges and hands feature a generous application of Super-LumiNova which glow brilliantly against the dark tone of the steel.
As a brand, Cartier has as much history in jewelry as it does in horology. Blending the two worlds, there is now an option for expertly crafted charms that can be attached to the crown cover of the Pasha. This allows for each wearer to personalize their timepiece and use their watch as an individual form of expression. Regardless of your preferred Cartier de Pasha, there is no denying that it is in a league of its own.
Model: Pasha de Cartier
Dimensions: 30mm, 35mm, 41mm diameter. Thickness of 8.22mm, 9.37mm, and 9.55mm, respectively (Pasha de Cartier Grille)
41mm diameter. Thickness 11.97mm (Pasha de Cartier Chronograph)
41mm diameter. Thickness 9.55mm (Pasha de Cartier Moonphase and Anthracite)
41mm diameter. Thickness 10.45mm (Pasha de Cartier Skeletonized and Tourbillion)
Case Material: Yellow Gold 750/1000, Steel, Rose Gold, ADLC SteelCrystal/Lens: Sapphire
Power Reserve: 42-50 hours (depending on model)
Strap/Bracelet: Interchangeable quick-switch leather straps (all models). Stainless steel bracelet (Pasha de Cartier Anthracite and Chronograph)