One of the gems from Cartier this year is the “Pasha 42 mm Large Date Second Time Zone Day/Night Disk”.
The model name is certainly inelegant, but the watch is not. It is beautifully designed and detailed – notice the font for the big date and the art deco night/day disc.
Of all the variants offered my favourites is the silver dial, which is available in either rose gold or steel. The rose gold version is also available in a brown dial, not my favourite colour for a watch dial; while the steel is also offered on a bracelet which takes away from grace of the design. The movement is the 8011 MC automatic, based on the 8000 MC made by JLC exclusively for Cartier.
And this is well priced, at about USD8000 for the steel variant on strap. That is not often the case for watches from Cartier. This model will be a limited production of 1000 in steel and 400 in gold, though it is not a limited edition.
The variants in gold and steel: