Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Under the sea: Calibre de Cartier Diver

Calibre de Cartier Diver watch in steel.

Calibre de Cartier Diver watch in steel.

Dive to extreme depths with the Calibre de Cartier Diver timepiece.

THE new Calibre de Cartier Diver watch is a watch for both everyday wear and extreme conditions.

Featuring a rugged exterior that showcases strong lines, the elegant timepiece fulfils the technical requirements of ISO 6425 (the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) for diver’s watches).

To obtain the “Diver’s Watch” label, there are several criteria pertaining to reliability that imposes extremely rigorous tests set by the aforementioned ISO.

Firstly, the timepiece should be able to withstand being immersed in water up to a depth of 30cm for 50 hours.

The Calibre de Cartier Diver – with its unidirectional bezel, water-resistance up to 300m, hands and dive-time indicator in superluminova – meets all the criteria for a diver’s watch as laid down in ISO 6425.

This entitles the watch to carry the engraving “Diver’s watch 300m” on the case back.

A unidirectional turning bezel is a bezel that turns a single direction only. This prevents any accidental rotation or alteration of the dive-time indication.

Calibre de Cartier Diver watch display in the dark.
Calibre de Cartier Diver watch display in the dark.

The watch has been designed with 120 notches to enable half-minute adjustments. Adding clarity in indicating rotation, it gives clear time alerts to the diver.

Also added for greater visibility are the markers signalling each five-minute period.

Thanks to the superluminova applied to its dive-time indicators and hands, the Calibre de Cartier Diver can be clearly read deep below the surface and in the dark.

Diving watches can be subjected to very high pressures and extreme conditions underwater, such as salt water and thermal shock. It is with these circumstances in mind that the Calibre de Cartier Diver is fitted with a thick crystal, a screw back, oversized seals and a screw-in crown, all of which ensure water-resistance to 300m.

A balance of dimensions is found in the combination of aesthetic appeal and technical know-how.

With a balanced case measuring just 11mm in thickness, the striking contrast of satin and polished finishes, a turning bezel coated with ADLC (A Diamond Like Coating) and bordered with fluting that recalls the interior of the bezel of the Calibre de Cartier watch, the timepiece is a clear sign of its pedigree, just like its oversized, luminescent XII numeral.

Available in all-steel or pink gold versions on a black rubber strap, the Calibre de Cartier Diver shows all the characteristics of the very first Calibre de Cartier model created in 2010.

With its masculine shape, robust case and Manufacture movement 1904 MC, it is a true symbol of fine watch-making.

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