The Pasha is a renowned creation from the Maison and is in no need of a fancy introduction. The Pasha de Cartier was recently revived by the brand in an effort to put it in the same slab as the Santos and Tank collections. The Pasha, originally launched in the 1980s, is a coveted piece from the luxury Swiss watchmaker that has garnered quite the attention from the watch enthusiast circles. Watches and Wonders 2022 Geneva recently saw an influx of new Pasha timepieces and the new stainless steel Pashas are among them.
New Steel Pasha de Cartiers – Chronograph and Time-Only Models
There has been a considerable push by Cartier to put its Pasha collection at the forefront, ahead of icons like the Tank or the Santos. The brand even sought out a younger crop of brand ambassadors like Rami Malek and Willow Smith to help this ’80s darling reach a new audience. The expansion of the line brought us last year’s new Pasha chronograph. This year, the brand is unveiling a whole host of new Pasha de Cartier models from gold to steel, from complicated to simple.
For today’s proceedings, we’ll be focused on the newest steel models, both in the classic time-and-date variation and the new version of the steel chronograph.
Both the watches feature a striking grey dial with a radial pattern and iconic Pasha numerals (the chronograph has a single numeral at the 12 o’clock positions), and last but not least, blue accents for the hour, minute, and minute hands. Each has the same date window positioned at the 4:30 mark.
The Chronograph has a white outer dial track and contrasting white subdials. Where the time-and-date model opts for a smooth, polished bezel, the chrono features a dive-time bezel, which we have seen before on other Pasha models.
Into the Details
The stainless steel Cartier Pashas come in 41 mm cases with grey dials. The indices are painted as well as luminescent. The watches come equipped with Cartier’s Interchangeable QuickSwitch grey leather strap and a SmartLink steel bracelet.
The watches come fitted with self-winding calibre 1847 MC (Time and date) and self-winding calibre 1904-CH MC (Chronograph). The time-only 1847 MC offers a power reserve of 42 hours whereas the chronograph clad 1904-CH MC musters up a power reserve of 47 hours.
Well well well,… these are Pashas! Say what you will about the design which, admittedly, is not for everyone, but this is an iconic watch. It’s very much of its time, and I do think the aesthetic is starting to come around.
Today’s timepieces are the quintessence of Pasha design in two very popular variations, the time-only variant, and the chronograph. Both built with the utmost precision and attention to detail. The chronograph as well as the time-only watches are a great way to highlight the class in simplicity. These back-to-basics pieces really are perfect for getting the Pasha name afloat.
The dial and bezel details on the watches are sheer art, while the dark grey dial with the textured pattern is just flawless. These watches are especially great for the younger generation of watch connoisseurs. Having a quick-release system for the straps and easily adjustable bracelets by far the best way to get younger people into the horology ecosystem.