Vintage Pasha

Jan 25, 2021,01:00 AM

Having read several articles noting the Pasha model's somewhat murky origin story, I was quite surprised to find the below picture of a 1943 watch in the Cartier Time Art exhibition book. The watch appears to resemble the 1980s models very closely, from the case design with the grill, vendome lugs and canteen crown, to the dial with the square rail, 3-6-9-12 numerals and distinctive blued arrow hands. Besides reducing the diameter from 41 to 38mm Gerald Genta really didn't do that much.

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1943, seriously?

 By: VinnieD : January 25th, 2021-01:09
I just gained a whole new appreciation for this Pasha model. The years 1910-1950 were really golden years for Cartier: so many new designs that endured the test of time! my picture but not my watch ...  

Couldn't agree more!

 By: : January 25th, 2021-02:01

Beautiful very early version with blued hands

 By: Geo : January 25th, 2021-04:42
It is probably from 1986-1989. George


 By: : January 25th, 2021-05:11
How interesting. Did Cartier ever acknowledge this? If you're right (and I believe you to be the ultimate on all matters concerning Cartier horology!) does it mean that it that they made a special piece without date and in the larger 41mm dimension? Or is... 

I would be curious to hear indeed whether this old piece exists as I have never seen it in pictures before

 By: VinnieD : January 25th, 2021-05:18
I was very surprised to discover this vintage model. Who would want to make this up?

I have seen this vintage Cartier Pasha pictured prior to 1985

 By: elec72 : February 5th, 2021-17:18
I was very curious after reading this thread so I pulled out some vintage Cartier catalogues. I found one from 1980 (the Pasha had certainly not been launched in 1980) and in the beginning of the catalogue there are a few pages illustrating the history of... 

Please show us where? This is just a quote to scream something.

 By: Geo : February 6th, 2021-00:30
Please tell us wich book it was. George

The Pasha was for the first time introduced in 1985

 By: Geo : January 25th, 2021-07:22
and only from that time you could find the watch in books about Cartier. You can read my article "The Facts You Need To Know About The Legendary Pasha de Cartier".

I have with pleasure read that article- more than once in fact.

 By: : January 25th, 2021-08:31
And hence my surprise to find this picture. Since it comes from a book that is a catalogue from Cartier's own exhibition and listed as copyright "Collection Cartier", I had no reason to doubt it's authenticity. But I trust your expertise on this matter - ... 

Could you please share the updated link to your article?

 By: Sfwatchlover : June 23rd, 2022-11:58
I am looking for info on the history of Pasha. Thanks a lot