12 Dec 2011

Cartier Love WE800631 Ladies Watch

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Written by Leslie Foss

Cartier Love WE800631 rose gold

Pretty face: the Cartier Love in rose gold.

Understated is the best word to describe the Cartier Love WE800631 ladies watch.  You can easily picture this circular design with a black dress and diamond stud earrings. There is something very sophisticated about the black satin band and roman numerals but girlish at the same time.  I am reminded of Cinderella’s ball.  The clock which strikes midnight would look something like this elegant timepiece.

The chic and well-put-together woman will appreciate the simple lines of the Cartier Love WE800631 in 18K rose gold.  It’s bezel is studded with 18 diamonds.  A quartz movement and 3-year warranty will appeal to her practical side.  The traditional tang buckle with a satin strap will be comfortable, and the beautiful sword-shaped blue hands will keep precise time.  Add to these pluses, the standard waterproof guarantee and free lifetime battery replacement, and you have a high-quality watch worth the $11,450 investment.

To summarize, the Pros (or, good stuff):

  • Polished 18K rose gold case
  • 18 diamonds set in bezel
  • Quartz movement
  • 3-year warranty
  • Roman numerals
  • Satin adjustable strap with tang buckle
  • Water-proof to 30 meters depth
What are the cons?  This watch delivers on bling, but does not have some of the features of other high-end watches.  Consumers who do some comparison shopping and learn more about luxury watches will find that automatic, manual wind watches are more desired–if you care about having the best.  Also, the Love is a newer design, not time-tested and well-loved like the Tank, Baignoire, or Santos series.  I think some women might prefer the oval or rectangular Cartier watch shapes to this one.  But then again, maybe the Love will become a new classic.  Only time will tell.
  • Quartz movement–some prefer automatic
  • Not one of the signature Cartier designs
True, new models are what give a brand fresh appeal, and classics have to start out new before they become classics.  But you may want to know that the Cartier Love series is not one of their flagship designs.  If you revere any Hollywood legends from the 20’s, 30’s, she might have worn a Tank, or other design mentioned above, but not a Love because it didn’t exist.
But if you think “So what? I like it!” and can see yourself very happy with the refined, understated Love, by all means purchase it, wear it, and love it.  Choosing a watch is very personal, like choosing a scent, and Cartier’s watches are each designed with their own mixture of classic, contemporary, lavish, or simple notes.  The Cartier Love WE800631 is a rose gold beauty that may become another classic.
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