If there is one complication that Cartier hasn’t used very often throughout its history, it is the moon phase. When Cartier actually used a moon phase in one of their watches, they often preferred indicating it with a hand rather than go for the more classical disc with a night sky and moon on it that travels through a cutout on the dial. But last year there was all of a sudden the stunning Ballon Bleu with a classic moon phase, and this year the complication made it in the Drive de Cartier!
The result is very poetic. The Drive de Cartier lacks month or even date indication making the added value of the moon phase arbitrary in a practical sense. But that is not what this Cartier is about! It is about design, beauty, and being able to plan your moonlight serenade at the right time! For that same reason, the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases is also not fitted with a seconds hand. It is one of those watches meant to be able to freeze time for a stylish moment, and not let the rush of everyday life rule you every second. Read the entire article on Haute Time