11 Sep 2011

Cartier Roadster Large Steel Men’s Watch W62025V3 Review

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Cartier Roadster Steel Large Men's Watch W62025V3

Roadster Steel Men's Watch W62025V3

Written by Kirsten Richards

Cartier’s masterful design is clear in the Roadster Large Steel Men’s Watch W62025V3.  Inspired by car racing in the 1950’s and 60’s, it combines vintage and modern design elements, a feat commonly achieved by Cartier.  The watch is perfect for the man who values quality, function, and amazing design.

The steel case features four small bolts on the corners, creating a subtle intricacy of design. The dial is rhodiumized and etched with a silvered sunray pattern.  The vintage look of the watch is complemented by the Roman numeral hour markers, and a modern touch is added by the luminescent sword-shaped hour and minute hands.  The watch also features a second hand, a valuable function for any watch, and the date window at the 3 o’clock marker is magnified.

The watch bracelet is also steel, with polished steel outer links and brushed steel inner links, again adding intricacy to the design.  Included with the watch is an additional black leather strap, allowing the wearer to change to a more casual look if necessary or desired.  Very few luxury watches provide the option of two completely different materials for their bands.


Cartier Roadster Steel Large Men's Watch with Black Strap W62025V3

Roadster Steel with Black Strap

Other features of the watch

  • Sapphire scratch-resistant face covering
  • Double adjustable deployant buckle
  • Case width: 38.7 mm
  • Band width: 18.5 mm
  • Mechanical movement with automatic winding caliber 3110

The crown of this watch protrudes a little farther than is probably necessary, which may be an unattractive design feature.  However, it is easier to manipulate because it is not tucked into a hollow in the case.

This style of the Roadster has a suggested retail price of $6,900.  It is available from a variety of online retailers for considerably less.  However, you can also purchase it from Cartier.com and authorized Cartier dealers near you.  Cartier.com offers free engraving and free bracelet adjustment for this model as well.

Cartier Roadster Steel Extra Large Men's Watch W6206012

Roadster Steel with Blue Dial W6206012

There are two Roadster models that are very similar to this one in design:

  • W6206012—striking blue dial with white markings, case width of 42.8 mm, interchangeable leather alligator embossed strap, retail price $6,950
  • W62019X6—silver dial, chronograph function, case width of 42.8 mm, interchangeable black leather strap, retail price $10,300

The version of the watch with the chronograph would be particularly desirable for active, sporty men since it includes a stopwatch function.

The Cartier Roadster is a handsome watch that unites style and functionality.  It is sure to turn heads and serve its wearer well as a practical timepiece.

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