From Watches & Wonders 2020: A Closer Look at the New Pasha De Cartier

The latest Pasha de Cartier collection comes with a wide range of models, with cases of steel, yellow gold, pink gold and diamond-set

To the delight of watch connoisseurs and collectors all around the world, Cartier presented its 2020 novelties through the Cartier Watchmaking Encounters venture and also this year’s Watches and Wonders Geneva digital platform. Among many of the maison‘s latest releases a particular standout is the new Pasha de Cartier.

Debuting in 1985, Pasha de Cartier has gained quite a cult following ever since. It was an extroverted watch which steps outside of the box of classic watchmaking, where nothing is off-limits. Its striking design challenges the predominance of round shapes in watchmaking, and amplifies its presence, originality and singularity. The bracelet is accentuated by the Clous de Paris pattern while its chained crown ensures maximum visibility.

This year, the maison unveils a new and modern interpretation of Pasha de Cartier. The latest collection includes many models—with cases in steel, yellow gold, pink gold and set with diamonds—incorporating fine jewelry pieces and fine watchmaking creations with skeletonized versions. It also comes with interchangeable straps, a sapphire crystal caseback, a new crown and personalized engraving, which is sophisticated in terms of watchmaking functions and design details.

Speaking of which, as we can see up front, there’s a square filigree rail-track in the circle of the dial and also four bold Arabic numerals in order to ensure an ultra-contemporary, oversized appearance and also maximize its ergonomic appeal.

Moving on to the new version of the chained crown—which is one of the key design elements of the Pasha de Cartier watch—the designers at Cartier have added increased refinement by equipping the winding crown with a blue spinel or sapphire, located hidden under the fluted crown cover.

Aside to that, Cartier also unveils a new customizable engraving that appears under the crown cover and is only revealed when the chained crown is unscrewed, an innovative strap in steel, gold or leather that can be interchanged thanks to an adaptation of the Cartier-developed QuickSwitch system and also the in-house 1847 MC automatic caliber that can be seen through a sapphire crystal caseback.

Above all, the new Pasha the Cartier remains faithful to its roots but becomes even more sophisticated with its new features and updates. It is a classic yet contemporary timepiece which, in 2020, remains as edgy as ever.