Ronde Croisiere de Cartier watches are retro-inspired sports watches for casual everyday use. By honing into what a sports-loving watch wearer really desires out of their wristwatch, Cartier are able to deliver an affordable sports watch with the same high-end quality finish seen in some of their more expensive collections.
Ronde Croisiere de Cartier watches are developed with one sole purpose in mind – to accompany the wearer everywhere and anywhere. The design is straight-forward, entirely masculine and completely down-to-earth. The only complication on the watch is a date aperture found at 3 o’clock which adds a little character and interest to the dial, especially once teamed with various different dial finished dials such as an elegant silver flinque and a sleek grey flinque backdrop.
In both style and concept, Ronde Croisiere de Cartier watches are comfortable and stylish. Whilst their aesthetics are somewhat relaxed, this by no means is reflected in the ability and performance of the watches. Built with the impeccable Cartier Calibre 1847-MC fitted inside their robust steel cases, the movement provides an impressive 42 hour power reserve. The movement is supported inside this stud framework which also serves to protect against shock. Vibration and heat.
Cartier have opted for skeletonised central hands which grace the dial with stealth. The choice in this finish allows for the hands to maintain an integral part of the overall design of the dial, without them taking up an overbearing boldness and distracting from other elements. A traditional styled minute track around the circumference of the dial plays out beautifully against the Roman numeral indexes, representing every hour apart from the 3 o’clock location, of course. The seconds hand has been designed with a distinct “O” at the tip – a character that is not widely used by Cartier, yet once which nevertheless shows their willingness to keep current with the times, always exercising a willingness to try new things.
Ronde Croisier de Cartier watches have a particular slim case, yet still offer a reliable 100 meter water resistance which will serve to equip the wearer with a faithful companion for water sports and swimming. The chiselled look of the Ronde Croisier de Cartier watch creates huge presence on the wrist, with a 42mm diameter that not only looks appealing because of its chunky lugs, but also meets the expectations of a casual sports watch lover.
For an extra £500, the Ronde Croisier de Cartier watch can be purchased. The timepiece feature a grey flinque dial with the same stainless steel lugs, but with beautiful 18k rose gold accents found throughout. They grey and pink gold combination is striking and will particularly appeal to those gentlemen who like to combine their everyday lifestyles with a touch of luxury. Rose gold Roman numerals become the focal feature of the dial, with elegant skeletonised central hands and matching markings on a black ADLC coated bezel. A black calfskin strap finishes the timepiece effortlessly, securing with a double adjustable folding buckle in 18k rose gold.