Is Cartier’s recently released dive watch, the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver, more than just a pretty face? We sought to find out in this test feature from the WatchTime archives.Just about now, some of you are thinking “A Cartier dive watch?The International Organization for Standards, or ISO, is well known to watch enthusiasts.
Dive watches are defined by their cases, so that’s where we will begin. Aesthetically, the case is clearly a member of the Cartier Replica Watches. At 10.92 mm thick in our calipers, the Calibre Diver is slim. When designing the watch, Cartier prioritized a svelte profile. At 111 grams, it’s also light, but as we’ll see, it’s no lightweight. All its surfaces wear a fine brushed finish. A polished bevel along the outer edges of the lugs catches the light. Between the lugs, the top of the case band angles out to meet the bracelet’s end pieces. On our test watch, this angled lip covers the gap between the strap and the case. This gives the watch a finished look, and it creates the impression that the strap is attached with curved spring bars, which it is not. The lugs are steeply curved and, combined with the rubber strap, make the Cartier Replica very comfortable to wear. The screws at the end of each lug help secure the bracelet. When a strap is fitted, the screws play only an ornamental role. The oversize crown guard teams up with the bezel to make the watch wear larger than its specs indicate. The case is officially listed at 42 mm in diameter. At 43.8 mm, the bezel is larger than the case, making it easier to grip. Add the crown guard, and the diameter is just over 45 mm.The smooth, seven-sided crown screws down, contributing to the 300-meter water-resistance rating. The crown’s polished finish and distinctive deep blue synthetic spinel give the watch a dressy demeanor. Some may feel the blue jewel is not appropriate for a dive watch, but keep in mind that a Cheap Cartier Replica tool is going to be an elegant tool.
A slightly domed sapphire crystal with no nonreflective coating protects a dial finished in the Cheap Cartier style. An oversize “XII” dominates, and does almost as much to identify the manufacturer as the brand name directly beneath it. The “California” style carries over, with Roman numerals on top and broad stick markers below. The outer portion of the dial, below the Romans, is snailed. The Roman “X” incorporates Cartier’s “secret signature” anti-counterfeiting feature: the Cartier Replica Watches name in microprint in the numeral’s crosspiece.When viewing two-digit dates in the curved aperture, it appeared to our eyes that the triangle indicator protruded slightly into the left digit, though the date remains legible. The sword-shaped hands are part of the Calibre de Cartier aesthetic, and they function quite well, though some may regard them as too dainty for a dive watch. In the dark, all three hands glow, as does the small-seconds chapter ring. The small, square dots marking the hours are also treated with Super-LumiNova, though the oversize “XII” is the sole radiant Roman. On the bezel, only the inverted triangle glows, so the Cartier Replica Watches other bezel markings are not visible in the dark. In our test, the Super-LumiNova glowed brightly for about one hour. After two hours, the luminous output had declined to the point that it was visible only to eyes adjusted to the dark. Though the luminous output dropped off quickly, luminous elements remained legible for more than 18 hours. If you check your watch in the middle of the night, you will be able to read it.