Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Cartier Drive and some watch browsing

A fellow watch enthusiast and an AD for some big brands, Irfan, invited us watch lovers in Mumbai for the launch of the new Cartier Drive watches. In case you're not familiar with them, these are new time pieces by Cartier that have their design inspired by vintage automobiles. From the car grill inspired guilloché dial to a crown that resemble a nut, you can see the attention to detail. Add to it a beautiful 41mm cushion shape case and the classic Roman numerals that Cartier has perfected, you get a watch thats simply stunning!

Stainless Steel

Pink Gold

I tried on the stainless steel and the pink gold variants and honestly couldn't decide which one I liked more (I really wanted to wear one on each wrist). I feel the Drive can switch from a dressy look to a sporty one seamlessly.

The launch was done in partnership with Ducati, so they also had two fantastic bikes on display, which went in sync pretty well with the concept of the Drive watches.

I really wish I had my good camera, but I had to make do with my not-so-good camera phone once again.

Since Irfan had more watch brands available, we went crazy trying on as many watches we could lay our hands on. Apart from the Cartier, I tried on watches from IWC and JLC. He even graciously let us try on the gorgeous (with the price tag to match) IWC Portuguese Tourbillon!

IWC Portuguese Tourbillon

IWC Big Pilot
I took some more pictures, but they didn't come out too good :(

So a fun afternoon spent with wonderful fellow watch enthusiasts and of course some amazing time pieces. Thanks to Irfan for the invite and ensuring that we all had a great time :)