Case in point, this latest reference is the latest reissue in the CRWSPA0027 chronograph Cartier The Pasha watch collection is a true crowd pleaser. Marrying the edgy good looks of the Cartier Pasha with the sporty appeal of a chronograph, this latest crop of 41mm-wide steel Pasha Chronograph watches is also worth a closer look as an everyday wear timepiece. Cartier currently has two versions of the steel-on-steel bracelet 41mm Pasha Chronograph (the other is the all-silver-dialed reference CRWSPA0018. I like this gray-and-silver dial model better because the dial looks a little bigger and you get a better sense of visual depth. .
Furthermore, this unique style of subdial with contrasting rings, as opposed to full subdial circles in a different color, is a look that suits many and offers a mild deviation from the usual type of multi-colored chronograph dial. Did you notice how this Cartier Pasha chronograph differs from some historical models? In the past, Cartier produced the Pasha Chronograph with interesting rectangular subdials. For these contemporary Pasha chronograph models, Cartier decided to go with more traditional circle subdials. Neither is necessarily better, but Cartier is clearly going for a more mainstream look with the current generation Pasha.
I’ve always really liked the idea of combining a jewelry watch with a sports watch, and something like the Pasha Chronograph is exactly that. With 100 meters of water resistance on the bracelet and a uni-directional rotating bezel, this is a tool watch to wear for an evening out. Cartier uses cultured fonts, attractive shapes and texture, and an overall focus on classicism to maintain the high-end, dressy look that people want from many Cartier products. I also love how the blued steel hands match the blue spinel cabochons integrated into the crown cap and chronograph pushers.
In fact, it does not have the traditional screw-down crown as it is a pasha watch. Instead it consists of a cap that goes over the crown, which unscrews and hangs on an attached chain segment. Another defining feature of the Pasha is the single-lug construction for strap/bracelet attachment. We see this feature mostly in women’s watches but, if done right, I think it can be a very nice look for men. Lugs are equipped with Cartier’s QuickSwitch” system for easy removal. Furthermore, the steel links on the bracelet use Cartier’s SmartLink” system, which allows you to adjust the size of the bracelet without tools. These are all very good things. In addition to the metal bracelet, Cartier has included a gray-colored alligator strap with this product. Note that also has
At 41mm-wide by 11.97mm thick, the Pasha Chronograph is not bulky, though it has a wide wearing ratio thanks to the wide dial and prominent pushers/crown. I like how Cartier applies the mix of polished and brushed surfaces that allow the Pasha Chronograph to be a “lifestyle” watch, as well as a sports watch. One downside to an otherwise beautiful dial is the lack of luminance, but that’s to be expected with this style. At the very least, the mostly anthracite-tone dial has a very welcome sense of depth, including the use of internal segments on the dial as well as applied hour markers.
Inside the watch is the Cartier caliber 1904-CH MC automatic movement. It houses the brand’s standard 4Hz, two-day power reserve mechanical movement with a 12-hour chronograph module. You can view the movement through the caseback of the watch through the sapphire crystal.
Watches like this Cartier Pasha Chronograph may not immediately jump out at you when you see its pictures, but once you wear them and realize how stylish and versatile they are, they make themselves strong. What helps is that Pasha has always been good at combining smart conservatism with a bit of an avant garde personality, having been inspired by antique military and diving watches. I really adore this watch and would love to spend more time with it. Reference CRWSPA0027 Cartier Pasha Chronograph Price $9,900 USD. Learn more on the Cartier website here.