Cartier Gentleman's Stainless Steel Automatic Pasha De Cartier Watch
The story of the Pasha is truly one of its kind, as the first one was named after the client who commissioned it, the Sultan (or “Pasha”) of Marrakech. The Sultan approached Louis Cartier to create a luxurious watch that he could wear for his royal duties but also wear in the swimming pool. It joined the regular collection in 1943. The Pasha was then redesigned in 1985 by the Gérald Genta, who expanded on it to develop the feminine Miss Pasha series.
The Pasha is notable for its unconventional design in which a round case and dial is offset by a square minute track — essentially, Cartier created a hit by fitting a square peg into a round hole. The Pasha de Cartier collection revives the highlights of the 1980s design and adds some contemporary flair, along with modern in-house movements
Case: 42 mm, round, stainless steel, back secured by screws, 2860
Dial: silvered, black Arabic numeral at 12 o'clock, hour and minute indexes, blued steel "Lozenge" hour and minute hands, blued steel "Baton" seconds, date aperture at 5 o'clock
Movement: caliber 8100 MC, automatic, 41 jewels
Bracelet: stainless steel links
Signed: Cartier on case, dial, movement, and clasp