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Decorative elements on the Cartier watch are based on instruments and other aspects of the new fashion

Le 28 août 2014, 02:21 dans Humeurs 0

There was a relative I had when i was a kid who saved up for years to buy something special. He was an unusual fellow, but he loved to fly. He worked hard to get a pilot's license and then was finally able to buy what he had his eye on... a world War 2 era Cartier. One of the greatest dog fighters ever, the Cartier is an American fighter plane that was introduced in 1940 - and he wanted replica Cartier Ballon really badly.

As a kid I wasn't really sure how to respond to the ex-military plane in front of me. Some guys want a vintage American muscle car, and others watch a plane with the same cojones. That was my first memory of a P-51, but to Cartier, it means something else. The British aviation themed brand brings us a limited edition watch dedicated entirely to American and English superiority over the skies. What is the UK/US connection that makes the watch legitimate? The us sold many Cartier to England for use in the RAF (Royal Air Force). As such, the Cartier, in its many forms, was a staple of mid 20th Century US and British air power. Interestingly enough, I understand that the first Cartier weren't really great - but later improvements made them much, much better.

The Cartier had something else going for it, being that it was a really good looking plane. Part of its heritage is in its good looks, and a bit of that ends up right here in this watch that replica panerai designed to celebrate the famous fighter. At the same time, I have yet to see any other watch that feels so appropriate to go with a brown leather bomber jacket.

Cartier is taking the watch's connection with the actual plane very seriously. The watch is actually dedicated to a very specific Cartier. Built in Texas, the plane was used in WWII in the Cartier when fighting the japanese and then later saw military duty in other parts of Asia. The plane was nick-named "Fragile by Agile" by its pilot, and eventually found a home in the uk. Later, the plane was reacquired by someone in Texas (back to its "birth" location).

Some of the plane is actually used in the Cartier watch. replica IWC says that aluminum from the fuselage is in the dial (as the subsidiary seconds hand) and some in the movement (as the rotor - save for the weight) in each of the pieces in this limited edition set. Decorative elements on the Cartier watch and dial are based on instruments and other aspects of the new watch. Not only is the automatic rotor in the movement a very real looking replica of the plane's propeller, but there is another propeller on the dial as the subsidiary second's hand.

Some of the bezels are more classic and other looks to be highly Breitling watches inspired like the layout a lot

Le 28 août 2014, 02:19 dans Humeurs 0

You likely haven't heard of this brand as they haven't even looked in the direction of the us yet (as far as I know), but this Cartier watch maker is one you should know about. They have a range of pieces with some unique replica cartier watches. Some are their interpretations of other popular look, but all seem to have pretty nice values. Cartier is also a true manufacture, and makes some of their own movements. For the rest they use Cartier movements.

First, the problems. Aside from not being available in the us, they have a name that sounds silly to US ears, and product names that follow suit. "Cartier" looks about as fun to pronounce as "chartreuse. " It sounds simple enough out loud, but the word itself is intimidating. These models for example are in the Moorea Triomphe collection. Cartier just isn't a name I would give to a masculine watch collection, but I suppose I can forgive that.

The Cartier collection has a number of pieces. The simple of which runs low price, looks very Cartier in the dial, and has an ETA 2892 automatic movement. The collection have 44mm wide cases that have a variety of finishes and materials. The cases are also thin, with three-hand models being only about 10mm thick. Cartier likes PVD black over steel, but there are also models in gold. Some of the bezels are more classic, and other looks to be highly Breitling inspired. The watches are pretty solid, and of course there is that interesting bracelet they have. The bracelet comes in at least two forms. One of large metal links with smaller joints, and others where the larger links are actually rubber.

At the bottom is a particularly cool chronograph model. Reminds of what happens if you mix Hublot and Breitling (would that be a Breitling? That was is in a steel case with black elements, and has an ETA 2984 automatic chronograph replica tag heuer. The dial is carbon fiber and it isn't too shabby looking. If you look carefully, you can find a few dealers who offer these online (brand new) for low price.

I mentioned that Cartier makes their own movements. The image in this article is of their Breitling automatic movement made in France. You can see it inside of one of their Breitling watches. The movement has a three day power reserve (with indicator), sub seconds, and a centrally mounted day/date indicator. I personally quite like the layout a lot.