08 Sep 2011

Cartier Calibre Men’s Steel and Black Leather Watch W7100037 Review

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Cartier Calibre W7100037

Cartier Calibre Watch W7100037

Written by Kirsten Richards

The Cartier Calibre Steel and Black Leather Watch W7100037 is a timepiece designed especially for the man who values quality and functionality in a luxury watch.  Its steel-backed case and leather strap make this watch not only handsome but also durable.

The steel case of the watch is extended beyond the round dial, which increases its stability.  The steel faced crown is set with a blue faceted spinel, a tribute to the vintage look of Cartier watches.  The dial face is silvered and snailed opaline, adding to the classy and sophisticated design.  Seven of the hour markers are Roman numerals, with the 12 o’clock marker significantly larger than the others.  The four hour markers on the bottom half of the dial are luminescent batons.  A date window is featured at the 3 o’clock marker, providing the current date as well as the date before and after the current one.  Above the 6 o’clock marker is a seconds sub-dial, adding to the functionality of the watch.  So that minutes are more easily readable, the watch features a numbered rail-track on the outer edge of the dial.

The strap itself is also an attractive feature of the watch.  The alligator stamped leather provides a subtle accent to the design.  The strap closure is a deployant clasp, which combines the safety of a metal fastener with the classic look of the buckle closure.  This design feature provides added stability and reflects the careful design that is expected from a name like Cartier.

Other features of the watch

  • Luminescent hour and minute hands
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Sapphire scratch-resistant dial window
  • Mechanical self-winding caliber movement
  • Water resistant to 30 M

There aren’t any clear drawbacks to the watch design.  The symmetry of the watch suffers slightly because there aren’t any Roman numerals on the bottom half of the dial.  However, because there are still luminescent hour markers, the functionality of the watch is not compromised.  It is still quite readable.

Cartier Calibre Stainless Steel Men's Watch W7100016

Calibre Stainless Steel W7100016

The retail price of this watch is $7,100 and is available at Cartier.com and authorized Cartier retailers.  Several online retailers also sell the watch for significantly less, but you’ll want to be sure to find a reputable business by checking the seller ratings before you purchase.

There are several similar versions of the watch available in the same price range if you like the design but want something a little different:

  • W7100041—black dial, black leather strap, retail price $7,100
  • W7100015—white dial, stainless steel bracelet, retail price $7,700
  • W7100016—black dial, stainless steel bracelet, retail price $7,700

The Calibre design combines Cartier trademarks with modern technology to provide one of the most striking luxury watches on the market.  You won’t be disappointed with the quality and practicality of this top of the line watch.


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