Cartier Chronograph w/JLC Movement - 42mm - Beautiful!

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Hi Everyone,I’m looking to sell my 42mm Pasha de Cartier Chronograph W31085M7 on bracelet.
This no-longer-in-production watch is a really special for a number of reasons.
Dial and Overall Design:The dial is a silver color - it comes off as white in photos, but it has a silvery radiance when it catches the sun.
In terms of design, this is really the crown jewel in the Pasha line - there are few extraneous numerals, and it feels very “Cartier” compared to others watches in the now-discontinued Pasha line.
The crown is protected by a screw-down crown guard capped by the distinctive blue synthetic sapphire cabochon.
Under the sapphire crystal you can find the blued steel hands (main and subregister) which fit the aesthetic of the watch beautifully.
The date nestled between 4 and 5 o’clock is unobtrusive and fits nicely within the cartier motif.The chronograph has three recessed oval shaped subdials reading running seconds (associated with
the time of the day), 30 minute counter (chrono), and a 12 hour counter (chrono).
The Cartier Pasha was created by none other than renowned watch designer, Gerald Genta. Prior to the Pasha, Gerald Genta had already produced numerous iconic luxury sports watches. He was the man behind the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the Patek Philippe Nautilus, and the IWC Ingenieur. So it’s understandable that the brand entrusted Gerald Genta with the task of shaping what would be Cartier’s modern luxury sports watch.Bracelet: The bracelet has alternating polished and brushed elements - H links are polished and the center bits are brushed.
It’s sized to my 7 inch wrist with a pretty loose fit.
Unfortunately I don’t have any extra links but I’m sure these can be found from Cartier.
Honestly I never thought I would sell this watch, and it was a gift early in my collecting career so I didn’t think to keep them.
Ahhh if we could go back in time...Movement:This is where the watch really shines, as it has a JLC engine under the hood.
Flip the Pasha de Cartier Chronograph around for a clear view of the automatic chronograph movement via the sapphire caseback. With a power reserve of around two days, the Caliber 8100 MC was developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre with some slight upgrades/modifications by Cartier.
This is a column wheel, vertical clutch chronograph movement, ensuring top of the line performance, and very silky pusher feel.
The rotor has a cartier logo cutout as well.
All of this comes together in a truly unique package that is both sporty and elegant.
I’ve worn this with a suit and tie, and due to the silver dial, the chartier aesthetics, and the polished case and polished/brushed bracelet, it looks fantastic in a formal setting.
But at its core this is a sports chronograph and wears great with jeans and a t-shirt as well.
Couple this with a high end movement developed by Jager LeCoultre and it’s truly a unique all-around watch that has horological chops, top-notch design heritage and a sporty-elegant feel.
Some Quick Details:Condition: Very Good - desk diving light scratches on the bracelet and some other minor scratches/scuffs/dings around the bezel (please see photos).
I’m the only owner of this watch, and took very good care of it, but I did wear it so evidence of this on polished surfaces.
I’m happy to provide more detailed photos on requestMovement: Cartier Calibre 8100MC Automatic (based on JLC 750) with 41 jewelsCrystal: sapphire crystal Case: Stainless SteelDimensions: 42 mm diameterCaseback: sapphire crystalCrown: screw-downDial: SilverStrap/bracelet: Stainless Steel deployantWater Resistance: 30M / 100ftBox/Papers:
Comes with Cartier service boxPrice: $7,550 (original MSRP of $12,600) shipped via FedEx OvernightIn person face to face transaction in NYC area preferred, otherwise payment via bank wire transferPlease PM me with any questions.
Also happy to chat over the phone to answer any questions (in fact I welcome it).
I’ve transacted on WUS
previously and have had great experiences.
Happy to provide additional photos as well.
Just a note that the above two movement shots I took shortly after I received the watch a few years back - while they aren't recent, they do a great job at showing off the beauty of the caseback!