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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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 t...
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 ...
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 have seen this vintage Cartier Pasha pictured prior to 1985
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...
I have with pleasure read that article- more than once in fact.
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 - ...