Insider: Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat in Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold. Hands-on with One of the Most Elegant Timepieces in the Market at the Moment.

One of the most elegant watches in the market at the moment is the new Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat in 18K yellow gold and its stainless steel counterpart. A watch designed to be worn on every occasion and as classic and timeless to go with a pair of jeans or with a suit and a tie, the new Drive the Cartier is now available in an extra-flat manual wound version in 18K yellow gold, after the success of its 18K pink gold sibling released a year ago.

With its cushion-shaped case, octagonal crown with blue sapphire cabochon, curved sapphire crystal and silvered guilloché dial with black Roman numerals, this new watch is as attractive in gold as it is in stainless steel. Fitted with a very contemporary case measuring 39 mm x 38 mm the Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat in 18K yellow gold is delivered on a matte grey alligator strap with folding clasp in 18K yellow gold and on a gorgeous royal blue alligator strap with stainless steel folding clasp for the stainless steel model.

Highlights of the Watch

This watch is fitted a gorgeous satin brushed silvered dial with sunburst effect and prominent black Arabic numerals, the most distinctive feature of Cartier watches. Providing excellent readability and contrast, the watch features blued steel sword shaped hands and a central minute track.

The Movement

The new Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat is powered by the manual wound Cartier in-house calibre 430 MC. This 18-jewel movement provides a power reserve of 36 hours when fully wound while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph.

On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, the new Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra Flat wears true to its size with unparalleled elegance thanks to its 'solo tempo' —time only— design. Whether you decide to wear the watch with casual clothes or with a more formal outfit, this new watch doesn't disappoint at all.

Sticker Price $15,400 USD for 18K Yellow Gold and $5,600 USD for stainless steel. For more info on Cartier click here.