26 Dec 2011

Cartier Roadster W62026Y4 Review

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Written by: Garrett Miller

Cartier, a brand that has long been associated with luxury and refinement, is continuing their tradition of producing classically elegant watches. The Cartier Roadster W62026Y4 maintains this tradition with a simple, clean design and elegant craftsmanship. This ladies’ luxury timepiece  features an almost square dial with gently curving sides that play well with the oval inner ring around which the hands rotate. The face is adorned with Roman numeral hour markers that make a bold visual impact in contrast to the silver sunray dial. The dial is not cluttered with chronograph sub-dials like so many other watches on the market these days, so its look can definitely be called “classic.”

Cartier Roadster W62026Y4

About This Watch:

  • Swiss crafted
  • Battery operated quartz Calibre 688 movement
  • 18 kt. yellow gold and polished steel bracelet
  • Silver sunray dial with Roman numeral hour markers
  • Minute markers around inner ring
  • Includes black toile interchangeable strap
  • Displays date at 3 o’clock position with a magnifying window
  • Classic sword-shaped black hands


  • Sapphire crystal with scratch resistant coating
  • Functions include hour, minute, and date
  • Water resistant to a depth of 100 m (330 ft) – suitable for light splashing, swimming, or shallow snorkeling; NOT suitable for diving
  • 18 kt yellow gold and polished steel case
  • 36 mm x 30 mm (1 3/8” x 1 1/8”) square case
  • 10 mm case thickness
  • Deployment buckle

Availability: This watch retails from Cartier at $7375. It is also available from the following retail websites:

  • Watchesonnet.com, listed at $6635
  • Authenticwatches.com, listed at $6575
  • Jomashop.com, listed at $6268.75

Drawbacks: The Cartier Roadster W62026Y4 features a simple, clean aesthetic with minimal distractions, sub-dials, or extra markings. It is not a sports or “performance” watch.  It will not allow you to read out second measurements while driving a race car. You cannot take it scuba diving. It will not survive a 1,000 foot fall from the top of a cliff. You get the picture. Rather, the Roadster W62026Y4 is a well-crafted, elegant timepiece that will impress in the boardroom, on a date, or at a ritzy social function.

The Bottom Line: Ladies, if you are looking for an updated version of a classic luxury watch, look no further than the Cartier Roadster W62026Y4.

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