New MUST HAVE 2016 Cartier Watches


When looking at the list of attendees at Baselworld 2016, some casual observers may have wondered why there was no presence from Cartier. The reason is, of course, that they showcased their new models for 2016 at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), held in Geneva, instead.

New models from Cartier are always eagerly anticipated, especially when additions are made to their haute horlogerie collection. With that in mind, here we take a look at some of the high-end 2016 releases.

Drive de Cartier (3 Versions)

Drive de Cartier Watches
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Available with either a steel or pink gold case, and a number of different color combinations on the dial, the new Drive de Cartier has a distinctive cushion-shaped case, which draws attention. The main model is powered by an in-house Cartier calibre 1904 MC movement and has both a small seconds sub-dial and a date display at 3 o’clock.

This year also sees the release of two advanced versions of the timepiece. The fine watch-making model takes its name from the flying tourbillon complication, while the other option features several complications, including a larger date display window at the 12 o’clock position and a day/night indicator between the 3 and 4 o’clock positions.

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Choosing the Right Size Watch That Fits Your Wrist

Have you been browsing for a new watch, but feel unsure about what size you should be looking to purchase? Rest assured, this is a common feeling. You want your watch to look good, but it also needs to feel comfortable. And if you pick the wrong size, you may attract attention for all the wrong reasons.

After all, the human mind has become accustomed to the concept of proportion, and we naturally notice if something appears too big or too small. Not to worry. Here, we have compiled a helpful guide, which will show you how to choose the right size watch to best fit your wrist and style, so you attract envious glances, rather than confused looks.

Measuring Your Wrist

first_stepBefore doing anything, it is important to take a measurement of your wrist. This will allow you to establish where your wrist falls on a basic scale of small to large, and give you an exact measurement to provide us with when you order your watch through, so that ultimately we can adjust the bracelet for your ideal fit.

The easiest and most accurate way to do this is to purchase a tailor’s tape measure. If you have a tape measure thats great, if not you can use our printable wrist measure. From there, measure around your wrist, above the bone, in the exact location where you would wear your watch.  Take extra care to make sure the tape measure is neither too tight, nor too loose.

If you do not have a tape measure handy and if youcannot wait to purchase one, a simple trick is to use a sheet of paper, a tissue, or a piece of string. Wrap it around your wrist and mark the point where it overlaps, then use a ruler to measure the distance from the end to the mark you made.

As a general rule, 6 – 7 inches means you are in the small to medium range, while 7.5 – 8 inches means you are on the larger side. Any bigger than that means you are extra large.

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Top 10 Alternatives to the Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner Blue Gold Steel
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With its rich history and instantly recognizable appearance, the Rolex Submariner is now firmly established as a legendary divers’ watch and one of the ‘go to’ options for those seeking a timepiece with excellent water resistance properties. Indeed, Rolex refer to the collection as the archetypal dive watch and even entry-level timepieces in the collection provide water resistance at depths of up to 1,000 feet.

Offering uninterrupted time display and a rotatable 60-minute bezel, which allows divers to easily and accurately time the duration of their dives, the watch is able to meet virtually any underwater challenge. Meanwhile, its Chromalight display offers supreme clarity and its COSC-certified calibre 3130 movement is fully shock resistant, guaranteeing precision timekeeping above or below the surface.

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