GONE IN 60 SECONDS: We take the Cartier Drive de Cartier in steel for a test drive

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Cartier’s standout release for this year is the Drive de Cartier collection. Note that we’re saying ‘collection’, because, counter to tradition, Cartier has done a Beyoncé and released all the Drives in one fell swoop – none of this slow-drip release business. This means you don’t have to wait until 2018 for the steel version to hit the stores. This is a very strong watch for Cartier, and one a lot of you are going to be interested in.

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The Drive is a watch that simply gets it right, from the broadstrokes to the details – it’s a men’s watch that embodies the elegance of the brand more than the bulkier Calibre de Cartier diver and the larger Tank models. And there’s substance to back up the style – it’s powered by the in-house 1904MC-PS, and the dial (as you’d expect) is top-notch. The price is right, too – this version retails for $8750 AUD.

Later in the week we’ll be bringing you our in-depth review of the Drive, and also showing you the other models in the range – so stay tuned for that. But for now, this.

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