PERFORMANCE, SLEEK STYLING
Inspired by automotive design, the Roadster collection exhibits powerful mechanical ingenuity encased in a sleek design, for ultimate handling by a professional driver – or a man or woman of great style.
Sleek curves and solid, generously-sculpted lines are combined to create beautifully balanced architecture of steel strength and creative grace.
A throwback to vintage '50s and '60s automobiles, the Cartier Roadster collection, launched in 2001, embodies the spirit of period sports cars. Just as these cars were more than a means of transportation, the Cartier Roadster collection is much more than just a timepiece: modern yet classic, it embodies the passion and spirited lifestyle associated with the fast-paced sport of motor racing. Its sleek curves recall Cartier's Tortue model, a legendary creation from the House of Cartier.
Simple yet eye-catching, the Roadster models are timeless, sophisticated and built to last. Inside the steel case lies a uniquely styled and utterly accurate automatic mechanism featuring a chrome-plated oscillating weight, ruthenium-coated bridges and black screws.
Because no two lifestyles are alike, the House of Cartier has created a high-tech watch with a dual personality. The Roadster's interchangeable watch bracelet and strap offer a choice between sporty, elegant metal and formal, sophisticated leather, so that the watch can be tailored to the personality of the wearer.
The legend lives on The dynamic lines of the...
The legend lives on
The dynamic lines of the legendary roadster sports car live on in Cartier's classic design. The shape of the lens that magnifies the date recalls the car's flat windshields, the wedge-shaped crown represents the signature fins, the screws strategically placed on the watchface corners resemble the roadster's headlights.
Volumes and details
The passing of time is marked by the distinctive dial, decorated with circles and punctuated with Arabic or Roman numerals. A continuous spiral evolves into a luminous oval, and a touch of metal in the center of the dial creates a relief effect. Volume and contrasting materials are used to create a simple, graphic monochrome or two-color dial with the elegance of a classic sports car.
Dynamic looks for dynamic lives
Roadster watches can be adapted to suit changing moods, with an interchangeable bracelet and straps which can be removed and reattached in moments. The black calfskin strap features fluted top-stitching; the durable brushed-steel bracelet, with its polished links, is eternally elegant; and the classic alligator strap is refined with its touches of black and gold.
Masculine, but with a feminine side Originall...
Masculine, but with a feminine side
Originally a collection for men with models such as the Chronograph, the two-time-zone version or the large model, Cartier's Roadster watches have since evolved to include smaller versions in steel or with diamonds set in gold that beautifully adorn the delicate feminine wrist.