Graphic, edgy and a bit defiant: These were the ideas behind the Pasha de Cartier watch when it was first released in 1985, and its visionary aesthetic is indeed among the reasons it became an instant classic. Fast-forward 36 years, and Cartier has updated this status timepiece once again, offering a collection that both honors the original codes while creating new looks that feel of the moment, for a new audience.
Inspired by a watch from the 1940s — and romantically named for the Pasha of Marrakech, a long-ago devoted Cartier client — the automatic-movement watch was considered a gamechanger when it was introduced, favored for its round case that stands out nicely on the wrist due to the artful way the lugs connect to the variety of interchangeable metal bracelets or leather straps. This latest version emphasizes that original philosophy through details like mixing 18-karat yellow or rose gold with stainless steel, a diamond-embellished bezel, or the fully skeletonized movement in a 41-millimeter steel case. For a piece that’s sure to feel timeless and ideal for everyday wear, a silver flinqué dial featuring Cartier’s iconic blued-steel hands is housed in a steel case that’s available in 35 or 41 millimeters on a steel bracelet that can be easily switched out for a leather strap.
Ultimately, it’s a Cartier for today’s watch aficionado — that’s why the legendary jeweler has partnered with some of Hollywood’s hottest stars as Pasha de Cartier ambassadors, including Rami Malek, Willow Smith and Maisie Williams. Stylish with an edge, each was chosen to represent the marriage of classic and modernity that’s at the heart of every Pasha de Cartier design.