eta movement Cartier Roadster

  • Overall the dial on the Roadster S Is Quite similar to this about the Roadster. I really like that Cartier employs a black colored disk for the date using a silver colors font. Super classy. The watch hands are simple and legible, with applied SuperLumiNova.Inside that the watch is Cartier’s automatic Calibre 049 – that I think is a base ETA 2892 movement. A good movement that works fine, but isn’t anything fancy. It is a great movement to have in a sport watch given its relative level of durability. While this is not any action-adventure watch, with its lighter weight, 100 meters of water resistance, and secure fit on the wrist, you can easily be “busy” with all the watch and not have it disturb you too much. Though I tend not to advocate people do crazy things in fine watches.I do not have many difficulties with the opinion, but I have a few quips concerning the rubber strap. One thing I really do enjoy is Cartier’s usage of quick release on the situation for those straps. You can easily remove the straps (or bracelet) without any tools from the case. That is a great touch, and the machine with this watch works well. Actually, the strap launch mechanism was developed and patented by IWC, which is the system utilized here I think. I included a nice closeup image of this strap launch mechanism. The strap is nice, however, the clasp is where the issue is. To begin with, the system of tucking in strap surplus to conceal it is great in concept. However it uses a basic tension system here with nothing actually securing it.

  • The Dial- Many notably what people wrongly refer to as the “Vegas Dial” is really printed to resemble a speedometer gauge. If you’re in the U.S. and remember when we had a nationwide speed limit you will notice1955 porsche 356 the smaller case numbers such as the “55” emphasized in red like the vehicles in manufacturing around precisely the exact same time.The Date Window- Represents the curved windshield or back window of those slick and curvy machines curved to follow the lines of this car.The Crown- My favorite signature, looks remarkably like the rally wheels you may find on a 60’s corvette or Camero.The instance- The shape of this case appears suspiciously like a drop top roadster full with these headlight looking screws adorning the lugs.The Bracelet and Strap- that I had been told the bracelet layout with all the polished sides and brushed center mimics the brightly coloured lines of the freeway, and that I swear the optional leather strap has the same stitching of a Porsche 356 I knew.I know all my car enthusiast friends will pick up on these things also. If you are not into cars guy and are merely a watch enthusiast, this is still a IMG_1254remarkable watch. When it was released it housed the Caliber 3110 that was predicated on the ETA 2892-A2. The entire line features a fast change bracelet, which is a really ingenious lever system to publish the bracelet from the situation in exchange for a leather or rubber strap. There were several variations on the arabic numbered and roman numeral dials for design and colour, but most of them were a dimensional two part dial with superior luminescence and different design. Made in stainless steel or 14 karat yellow or white gold and water-resistant to 300 yards, this bit has been an easy daily wearer.

  • In fact, taking into consideration the styling, unique features, and Cartier manufacturer, this unit can arguably be known as a great bargain. Not only does it a fantastic job of conveying luxury and sporty ruggedness, it also comes with all the superior warranties you would expect only from an international luxury brand such as Cartier.I’ve been beginning to attempt to branch out towards watches witha non-round form. I’ve owned a couple of rectangular watches, like some Longines Dolce Vita and other people here and there, but I really wanted to try out a Tonneau shaped watch, aside from the knock-offs which people offer you as gifts when they visit China. So I started first with a Franck Muller Casablanca, which I enjoyed, but it was a bit too sterile and basic looking for me I believe, considering that I was used to the complicated busy dials of Breitling.Then I saw that the Roadster again… Its an opinion that I always admired and really liked the layout of, and together with my tastes maturing along with the necessity to have something somewhat more understated for business, the Roadster appeared perfect. Nevertheless a familiar icon in the watch business, with a little more individuality than a Rolex. I snapped a single up.The Roadster is an extremely well designed watch, using a three-peice case. Tonneau shaped but somewhat shorter than a Franck Muller from lug to lug. It wears very close to some typical 40mm Rolex. The versions that I picked up as the oldeer style dialup, but still looks fantastic in my view. All of the pictures were taken with my new Sony A200 camera with the Kit lens.

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    Brand Cartier
    Model Roadster
    Ref. No. 2618
    Chrono24-ID 4p7yb8
    Movement Automatic
    Case material Steel
    Bracelet material Leather
    Condition 2 (fine)
      With box
      With papers
    Gender Men’s watch/Unisex
    Location United States of America, Georgia, Duluth
    Price $4,750
    Availability Available now


    Movement Automatic


    Case material Steel
    Waterproof 10 ATM
    Material bezel Steel
    Glass Sapphire Glass
    Dial numerals Roman numerals


    Bracelet material Leather
    Bracelet color Black
    Clasp material Steel


    Chronograph, Date

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    Cartier Roadster 2618, canvas bracelet with a deployment buckle.