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Valentino Garavani – Cartier Pasha Moonphase Perpetual Calendar

Valentino Garavani, who is the founder of Maison Valentino, is in this photo from 1988 wearing a 38mm Cartier Pasha Moonphase Perpetual Calendar in 18k yellow gold on a brown leather strap. Today, of course, discontinued.

The cream-colored Roman dial features a day of the week, month indicator, Moonphase indicator, a leap year indicator and works with a quartz movement.

Watch Description

Cartier may be the world’s best timepiece company in terms of design. Despite undergoing relatively little alteration over the past 100 years, versions like the Santos and Tank are still in use today. Even though Cartier’s most well-known timepieces date from the 1900s, this does not imply that all of their best creations originate from that period. For instance, this Cartier Pasha Moonphase Perpetual Calendar is inspired by design from the 1980s and is equally daring as its more well-known brothers.

The watch is the result of combining one of Cartier’s craziest creations with a few of the most esteemed complexities in manufacturing. According to history, the Pasha hired Cartier to create a durable golden timepiece he could wear while swimming every day.

In general, this Cartier Pasha Moonphase Perpetual Calendar’s eye-catching 38 mm 18k yellow gold casing has a broad bezel with a massive screw-down crown. It features a sapphire end that is connected to the right edge of the case by a short chain. The single wide lugs emphasize the piece’s distinctive and unorthodox appearance that it has. In typical Cartier style, the ivory dial has a closed minute line, and blued handset, including black coated Roman numerals.

The month and leap year, date, and day features are displayed, correspondingly, in separate sub-registers placed at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock spots. An oval-shaped aperture at the 12 o’clock location displays a stunning deep blue disc featuring a slit for the moonphase indication. The timepiece also has a convenient quartz movement plus a Cartier strap made of black alligator leather featuring an 18k yellow golden deployant buckle.

A Cartier polished ETA caliber 039 with a mechanism created by Gerald Genta is housed within the Cartier Pasha Moonphase Perpetual Calendar. The automatic movement in this timepiece is noteworthy because they weren’t very prevalent in Pasha’s from this time, particularly the perpetual calendar variants. Quartz presently makes up the majority of instances available.

This self-winding, rhodium-plated movement features a smooth balancing wheel, free-sprung harmony, stress absorber, and straight-line valve escapement. It incorporates a hacker seconds indicator for precise sync in addition to the perpetual calendar and moonphase complexities. The movement boasts tasteful, understated finish flourishes, such as an inscribed Cartier logo, a Côtes de Genève, as well as a yellow gold wind wheel.

Given that the Cartier Pasha Moonphase Perpetual Calendar is a collaboration between Cartier and Gerald Genta, it marks the union of two of the industry’s most illustrious design forces. In theory, this ought to be one of the most recognizable timepieces ever made. However other Cartier and Genta masterpieces continue to overshadow this.

Price tag: $13,000.00 USD

Watch reference: 30003

Photo: Getty Images

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