The Genta Effect …

Aug 19, 2022,15:12 PM

The Pasha de Cartier appeared in the the Cartier watch collection in 1985. The inspiration for the model was supposedly a watch made in around 1932 for the Pasha de Marrakech, however this is disputed. 
Gerald Genta has been credited with reviving the Pasha in the 1980s taking inspiration from its original design details. 

Now we have the Pasha de Cartier Skeleton ADLC. The skeleton dial that emits an impressive blue glow treatment. The case is made from stainless steel and has a black brushed ADLC bezel that gives this model a contemporary and elegant style.

The skeleton dial, with its signature four oversized Arabic numerals looks very good and emits an impressive blue glow, would have been perfect for night out at Studio 54 back in the day !

The case size is slightly deceptive at 41mm in diameter and 10.45mm in height as it features the Cartier classic design statement, sapphire cabochon tipped crown with the chain detail. Cartier’s sword-shaped hour and minute hands always look superb especially with this lume treatment. 

Photo Credits: Cartier 

This Cartier has the automatic calibre 9624MC, which is the skeletonised version of the 1904MC, the movement giving a power reserve of approximately 48 hours and beats at 28,800vph. Personally, I would have liked a longer power reserve as I switch watches frequently, but you can’t have everything. 

The good news is that this piece is available as part of the Cartier standard collection. 

What are your thoughts on this Cartier ?

Cpt Scarlet 
Cartier Moderator 

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Not bad, this new release

 By: VinnieD : August 19th, 2022-15:46
Do you have some illustration of the historic piece that gave the inspiration? I have seen some faked picture of a "vintage" pasha, which never existed. I assume it could be a one-off model with some shared characteristics but I have never seen it. here i... 

Hello Vinnie …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 19th, 2022-15:56
This is precisely why I use the words supposedly and disputed. Looking at this version of the Pasha, what are your thoughts about it ?

This new one is very 'steampunk' - I like it very much

 By: VinnieD : August 19th, 2022-21:22
Cartier is doing lots of great things at the moment! Much better than in the 90s + the rotor is also really cool - I must add that reading the time is probably a challenge given the shapes present in the dial

A good looking watch

 By: kkwn98 : August 19th, 2022-17:13
Hello Cpt Scarlet, This is a very good looking watch and one I would buy if I were in the market for a Cartier (well, perhaps this and the yg Santos). The lume is a great touch and definitely adds to the watch's appeal. It reminds me of the Bvlgari Octo R... 

The Mysterons …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 19th, 2022-19:55
I’m still having a few problems with Cpt Black. As for the the Cartier, I think it’s very cool.,

I love this and those Tank Chinoise…

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 19th, 2022-17:19
But for some reason, I don’t love the price 😜 Similar to some brands, I have a threshold to spend over certain amount, over which I will consider another brand. I will be very, very ok if they change the first digit from 2 to 1. Well, that only means it’s... 

Cartier are making some very tempting watches …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 19th, 2022-20:00
How long can you resist 😉

For as long as my “boss” and wallet says so 🙈

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 19th, 2022-20:12
I fear the rapid rise of these Cartier cpcp pieces are due to speculators and they are playing “emperor’s new clothes game”. Fancy cases (outside), normal movements (inside)…oh you look absolutely beautiful. Skeleton movements I know has always been more,... 

@Clueless_Collector - I wonder which brand you have in mind in that price category

 By: Geo : August 20th, 2022-09:03
that you can compare with a brand like Cartier. GEO

If I were to spend ~$30 large on a time only watch, I will …

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 20th, 2022-13:35
look at PP Calatrava 6119s, Langes (you know me 😅) and VCs, Breguets, even Moonshine gold speedy….just me, can’t explain, felt like buying gold more than buying a watch. I do respect the collectors who are buying these Cartiers 💪🏻👍🏻

Sure but these are not skeleton calibers

 By: Geo : August 20th, 2022-14:20
This Cartier caliber and the one in the Tank Chinoise were build from scratch. Not an existing movement that was skletonized. That caliber that Cartier created for the Tank Chinoise, only fits thát case. This is why the price of these watches is higher. Y... 

My perception of the brand as more Jewelry than watches might be wrong…

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 20th, 2022-15:17
I’m still learning and that’s how I paid attention to the recent release from their Privee collection, but maybe I got sticker shocks to begin with. Thanks for sharing more info in their movements.

You're very welcome!

 By: Geo : August 20th, 2022-17:16

Phew…glad I’m not alone but we might be wrong…

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 20th, 2022-19:05
But I think Cartier won’t miss us 🙌🏻

A bridge too far

 By: Weems@8 : August 20th, 2022-02:00
Poor Cartier, why do you it? More positively, a pearl in the shell. The ADLC is bad, same as i see the PVD treatments on other watches. So if Cartier follow their own way, they must be shaken waked up. 48h pr is for me ok. Getting more, silicon parts woul... 

I completely agree.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 20th, 2022-08:52

They absolutely do

 By: Geo : August 21st, 2022-10:34
People that are negative about Cartier, give negative responses, and call it a jewelry brand, have often no idea what Cartier has in the collection. Those readers have unfortunately no idea that Cartier builds minute repeaters and tourbillon movements in ... 

This misnomer …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 21st, 2022-12:36
I’m sure that competitors in the watch industry would like to propagate the mith that Cartier is “just” a jewellery brand, but the reality is very different. I would recommend anyone with any doubt should request a tour of the Cartier Manufacture in La Ch... 

+1 ;)

 By: fernando : August 24th, 2022-03:20

Top cool

 By: keks : August 24th, 2022-05:13
I really like a lot of what Cartier is bringing in the watch arena. They are bold yet tasteful. I have not seen this reference in particular live but the measurements look promising. One qualm I had with Cartier a decade ago was the size on the modern cre... 

I love this skeleton Pasha and the lume shot is really amazing!

 By: Sfwatchlover : August 26th, 2022-04:41
I recently purchased my second Pasha, a pre-owned piece made in 2002. It is elegant and classic, yet very functional (gmt, pr indicator, date, rotating bezel) and keeps very good time. ...  

Looks very elegant on your wrist…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 26th, 2022-07:25
Good to hear your thoughts on this one.

Thanks Captain! 😊😊

 By: Sfwatchlover : August 26th, 2022-14:03

My pleasure 🤔…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 26th, 2022-22:19
Hope you have a great weekend.