December 20, 2010

Cartier Roadster S Review

Cartier Roadster S Watch Review

  For those who have always wanted a Cartier Roadster there is now a more “affordable” option. The Roadster S is not inexpensive by any means, but does offer a lower entry point to timeless brand. Cartier has done a great take on the classic Roadster, while managing to have the Roadster S stand on its own. This Roadster is 46mm including the crown. It sounds quite large until you consider how far the crown sticks out and the case design. The Roadster S will wear much smaller than most 46mm watches on the market. Cartier did an amazing job on the dial. The Roman numerals are easy to read and the quality of the dial is as to be expected from Cartier. The date wheel is black, this works quite well with the over all design of the dial. Noticeably missing compared to other Roadster’s is the date magnifier, many might prefer this better. The sapphire crystal is hardly noticeable do to the AR coating. The sword styled hands are applied with Super-LumiNova. Cartier went with a high polished case, contrasting nicely with the satin finished bezel. The Roadster S is powered by Cartier’s Calibre 049 and the watch is water resistant to 100m.
  Words to describe the Roadster S would be sporty, dressy, beautifully finished, and unmistakably Cartier. 

Pros - New take on classic design, price point, high quality craftsmanship

Consideration - Exhibition caseback would of been a nice added touch

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 46mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Silver
Bracelet: Stainless Steel 
Lug Width: N/A
Movmt: Caliber 049
Power Reserve: 42 hrs
Water Resistant: 100m


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