By TLex Here's another look at the new Calibre de Cartier DIVER, Cartier's first true divers watch if we are to dismiss the 100 meter Pasher Seatimer of a few years ago, not only that, but the Caliber de Cartier Diver complies with ISO 6425 for a divers watch.
Its round 42mm x 11mm (that's very slim for a 300m diver) case comes in either brushed Stainless steel (Ref. W7100056) or brushed and polished Rose Gold (Ref. W7100052). As mentioned earlier, its water resistance is a respectable 300 meters (1000ft / 30atm).
Divers features include: a DLC coated 120-click type unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a luminous dive-time scale, a faceted screwdown crown set with Cartier's signature blue spinel (synthetic gemstone).
The crown, which is a screwdown type is protected by detachable crown guard attached (as the lugs) are with flat head screws. The case back is secured by 8 screws; it's a shame that a proper threaded caseback wastn't used.
The dial has been designed for excellent legibility in the dark and has been applied with Swiss SuperLuminova to its hands and markers. The sword hands have been designed to be distguishable from each other, but the difference is too slight for my liking.
The watch is powered by a Cartier in-house automatic 1904-PS MC caliber with 27 jewels and a power reserve of 48 hours. It comes on either a black rubber divers strap or with a steel bracelet. Prices start from 5500euro for the steel version with a rubber strap.