Cartier W7100051

Collection: Calibre de Cartier Gender: Men
Cartier W7100051 is an elegant timepiece that is sure to flatters any of your favorite attires beautifully with its its refined contemporary design. It is presented in fine brushed and polished stainless steel case with Chocolate Brown dial encased by 18K Rose Gold fixed bezel on a luxurious Brown leather bracelet. And better yet, this competitively priced premium automatic watch is fitted with the reliable Cartier Calibre 1904-PS MC.

Cartier W7100051 42mm Calibre de Cartier Automatic for men

This captivating timepiece is a part of the watchmaker’s Calibre de Cartier collection for gents that was made its debut during the SIHH in Geneva in 2010 as brand’s first mechanical manufacture movement equipped timepieces line-up.

As expected from the Paris headquartered renown jeweler and watchmaker, behind its seductive appearance, this luxury mechanical watch sports the finest materials and quality components for longevity, and is executed with remarkable precision craftsmanship to ensures that its every details are flawless and would remains beautiful for years to come. Furthermore, not only focusing on aesthetic, its design construction also account the ergonomic aspects as well for comfort, while the whole watch itself is designed to be watertight to 30 meters for practical sake.

An Appreciable Form by Design


Based on its size, this Cartier W7100051 would be a large size for men’s average wrist, or some may say, an XL. Its masculine looking fine brushed and polished stainless steel hefty round case has a diameter of 42 mm --in which, the cylindrical mid-section of the case (beneath the bezel) is actually widens to 45.05 mm between the lugs, and approximately 9.64 mm thick. As you can tell by its measurement, this aggressively sized wrist accessory is indeed bold, yet remains slim enough for an automatic, making it easy to fits into any of shirt’s cuffs. While it might be not suitable for those who particularly own a skinny wrist, it does work handsomely for an average or larger wrists.

Caseback. The back of this wrist flattering timepiece is a see-thru, featuring sapphire window that is secured with screwed steel plate which is engraved with all the watch’s general information around, including its serial number. Its bezel, that is fine brushed, is made of a solid 18K Rose Gold. Furthermore, encased within the bezel, there is a domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal that in addition to improve its construction’s durability, also offers an appreciable continual clarity as well. And, at the right hand side of its case, there lays the high polished heptagonal steel crown that is typical to Cartier, sets with Blued faceted sapphire.

In terms of comfort, the watch is offers something that only a few of those XL timepieces could match. Overall, this timepiece’s weighs around 101 grams, and it does feel solid and sturdy as expected from such luxury watch. The flat profile of its caseback, combined with the ergonomically sculpted lugs ensuring that it would remains comfortable on the wrist, while its luxurious Brown bracelet that is made of genuine alligator leather offers a decent counter balance to the weight of its case just as comfy as expected. The bracelet itself is thick and supple, with an approximate width that tapers from 22 mm to 18 mm, and comes equipped with a steel made double folding buckle for the convenient fitting. Speaking of which, this bracelet can accommodates up to 8.5 inches of wrist’s circumference.

The Face and The One That Works Behind


Upon observing its face, you’ll notice that Cartier does put a lot of effort in designing this gent’s Calibre de Cartier W7100051 timepiece’s Chocolate Brown dial.

Live View: Front Angle. Gorgeous with its refined contemporary style, detailed, has a well balanced layout arrangement, and most importantly, offers a good read-ability as well. On the dial, there are sword shaped Rose Gold plated hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova, an applied oversized Rose Gold transferred "XII" Roman hour marker with three of smaller Roman numerals on both of its sides (I, II, III, IX, X, XI) and Rose Gold sticks markers on the remaining hours, painted Rose Gold external railtrack scale with 4 quarterly luminous dots, and complimented with date aperture at 3 o’clock and a Brown sunburst subsidiary small seconds counter with Rose Gold hand and Rose Gold markers at 6 o’clock that both feature applied Rose Gold frames. Furthermore, its inner bezel is decorated with Clous de Paris accent. As an added aesthetic, its inner bezel is fashioned with a subtle Clous de Paris accent.

Speaking a bit about the movement, the Cartier Calibre 1904-PS MC that powers this wrist flattering watch is the watchmaker’s first manufacture caliber that has some sort of similarity with the ETA 2892-A2, but, it is slimmer, and having a small seconds hack instead of central sweep seconds.

Calibre 1904-PS MC. This 11½ lignes self-winding caliber 1904-PS MC is not a complicated movement, but it is indeed a sophisticated one. Just like most of automatics, it does gain a bit of time, but still, it considerably accurate and has a generally well-balanced rate for a non-chronometer grade --in which, our rated daily average is around 6.4 seconds fast. The movement itself is beating at the harmonic rhythm of 28,800 alterations per hour, features 27 jewels and a single barrel that when fully wound, providing an approximately 48 hours of power reserve. In addition, this satin finished Cartier’s 4mm slim mechanical manufacture movement also offers some aesthetic as well, by featuring perlage and côtes de Genève decoration finishing that can be enjoyed via the watch’s exhibition caseback.

Thoughts and Pricing


Just by a glance, you can easily tell that this 42mm Calibre de Cartier W7100051 is indeed an elegant wrist accessory. The watch looks great with suits and formal attires alike, and it also spare some versatility to be paired with something that are more relaxed as well. Its construction as well as the reliable movement inside are fairly rugged so that you don’t have to treat it like such a delicate timepiece, while its 30m water resistant simply makes it even more practical to wear. Well, it is true that 30m is quite "basic", but you wont wear such steel-gold on leather watch while swimming, right?

Anyway, for all of its quality offerings, this men’s 18K Rose Gold and Stainless steel on Brown alligator leather bracelet Brown dial luxury wrist watch is offered at a reasonable original manufacturer suggested retail price of $10,300.00. Is it worth? Yes, we believe so, but, just don’t take our word for it. After all, buying a mechanical watch is no different than finding a soulmate...

Watch Specification

Brand: Cartier
Collection: Calibre de Cartier
Series: Automatic
Model number: W7100051
Watch style: Gent, Dress, Elegant, Formal
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

Cartier Calibre 1904-PS MC. In-house (manufacture) movement, first released in 2010, designed in collaborative work with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Swiss made, automatic self-winding mechanical movement.

Specs
Functions: Two hands, Small seconds, Date.
Size: 11½‴ lignes (Ø 25.6mm), height 4.00 mm.

27 jewels. beats at 28,800 vph. provides ± 48 hours of power reserve. Features: Bi-directional winding, two mainspring barrel, Glucydur balance, flat Nivarox hairspring, Incabloc shock absorber, Etachron fine regulation. Cartier engraved rotor. Decorated with perlage, côtes de Genève, and satin finishes.

Performance
--rated under certain conditions, actual performance may vary.
Dial up/down: +6.8 / +8.8
Crown up/down/left: +7.0 / +8.2 / +7.8
Greatest deviation: 2.0
Daily average: +6.4

Functions: Hour, Minute, Small seconds, Date
Dial: Chocolate Brown

Guilloche decorated. Sword-shaped, Rose Gold plated hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova. Luminous, Roman numeral and stick hour markers. painted Rose Gold markers around the outer rim with quarterly luminescent dots. Small seconds at 6, Automatic date at 3.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

domed. scratch resistant, with anti reflective coating.

Case: Stainless Steel

Round, Ø 42 mm (45.05 mm at its widest part), ± 9.64 mm thick. fine brushed.

Bezel: 18K Rose Gold

stationary bezel. fine brushed and polished.

Caseback: See-through

stainless steel with sapphire display, secured with 8 screws. engraved.

Crown: Pull and push crown

Stainless Steel. polished, heptagonal shaped, decorated with Blue faceted sapphire.

Bracelet: Alligator / Crocodile leather

Brown, textured pattern, with tonal stitching. ± 22 mm - 18 mm wide. men’s standard length.

Clasp: Double adjustable deployant buckle

Stainless steel.

Notable Features: Calendar
Luminous hands and markers
Transparent exhibition caseback
Calibre de Cartier signature design
Water resistant: 30 m (3 ATM / 100 feet)

daily wear, not suitable for prolonged contact with water.

Additional info: -

MSRP

$

Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Cartier Calibre de Cartier watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Cartier 42mm Calibre de Cartier Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Wednesday, August 28, 2013. The post is tagged as $10000 up to $25000, 30m, 42mm, analog, automatic, cartier, date, dress, gold, men, mid end, on leather, rose gold, round, small second, stainless steel, swiss automatic, two hands, watch.

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