|Quick specs Cartier Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon
Price: € 86.000 | CHF 84’500 | $ 89,500 | approx. £ 65,300
Size: 41 mm
Drive de Cartier is the new series from Cartier, it finds its inspiration in classic cars and is available in three different calibers. Top model is the Cartier Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon.
The ‘entry’ model in this series has the caliber 1904-PS MC with hours, minutes, small seconds and date. Next one up in the Drive series has the caliber 1904-FU MC. This adds a second time zone, day/night indicator, large date and small seconds.
The Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon is a Fine Watchmaking timepiece fitted with the mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 9452 MC. Certified “Poinçon de Genève”, this watch is assembled and set in the Cartier Fine Watchmaking “Poinçon de Genève” workshops, situated in the heart of Geneva.
The Cartier Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon is only available in rose gold
The ‘entry’ model 1904-PS MC comes with a steel or rose gold case with either a white/silver or black dial. The 1904-FU MC is the second model and comes with a steel or rose gold case with either a white or grey dial. The Flying Tourbillon 9452 MC is only available in rose gold with a white dial.
The patterning of the guilloché dial is inspired by the design of a radiator grill. The Roman numerals and the sword-shaped hands add to the watch’s classic look. The case has a height of 40 millimeters and is 41 millimeters wide, and has a transparent case-back.
The other models from the Drive de Cartier series
technical data Cartier Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon
Cartier 9452 MC | Hand-wound | Diameter: 24.9 mm | Thickness: 4.5 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewels: 19 | Parts: 142 | Flying tourbillon with seconds indicated by the C-shaped tourbillon carriage | Hours, minutes, seconds | Power-reserve: 50 hours
|Case & dial:
40 mm height, 41 mm width | 18K pink gold | Faceted crown set with a sapphire cabochon | White galvanized guilloché dial | Silvered openwork satin-finish grid with sunray effect | Black transferred Roman numerals | Blued-steel sword-shaped hands | Sapphire case back | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Brown alligator skin | 18K pink gold double adjustable folding buckle
|Price Cartier Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon:
€ 86.000 | CHF 84’500 | $ 89,500 | approx. £ 65,300