Cartier Pasha Chronograph

Cartier Pasha Chronograph

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Cartier is a brand synonymous with luxury. The French jewellery and wristwatch manufacturer is one of the most esteemed names in the luxury goods market, with their products being highly desired throughout the world.

One area of particular excellence is their line of men’s wristwatches, which is home to some of the most breath-taking collections in world today. Featuring gorgeous designs, high quality construction, and plenty of styles to suit anyone, it’s clear why they are such an esteemed watch manufacturer.

For example, the round Pasha de Cartier was first introduced in 1942 and is a timepiece that exudes excellence with every inch, becoming one of the most sought-out watches for collectors and aficionados for its brilliant style and craftsmanship.

Cartier Pasha W31085M7F

The Cartier Pasha W31085M7 is a prime example of this, being a stunning piece that embodies elegance and luxury. A highly versatile piece, it looks amazing for any style from smart to sporty, making it all the more alluring.

Authentic Cartier Pasha W31085M7 stainless steel watch with chronograph

The stainless-steel case is a timeless style that works great with the pristine white dial, and this 42mm chronograph really brings a modern design to the classic Pasha de Cartier collection.

As result of this however, there are many fake replicas of this particular wristwatch, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between a fake and a genuine Cartier Pasha W31085M7.

Fake Vs Genuine

So how exactly does one determine whether a Cartier Pasha W31085M7 is fake or genuine? Well, there are many signs to be on the lookout for, with some being easier to spot than others.

fake Authentic Cartier Pasha W31085M7 stainless steel

Once it becomes clear what indicates a fake from a genuine W31085M7, it should be simple enough to spot a bad replica.


Perhaps the easiest way to tell a genuine Cartier W31085M7 from a fake is the inscription. All genuine Cartier wristwatches has ‘Cartier’ carefully inscribed on the movement found in the back of movement, along with an inscription of the serial number W31085M7.

white chronograph subdials and blue hands of replica cartier watch

So, with the W31085M7, remove the caseback to view the inscription etched onto the calibre powering the watch. Additionally, the serial number ‘W31085M7’ can be seen just above the transparent caseback of the watch.

For the most part the majority of replica Cartier W31085M7 replicas will have no inscriptions on the movement. However, there is often fake serial number inscriptions as they are easier to imitate, but the engravings are notably lower in quality and will be barely etched on to the stainless-steel case.

see-through back case cover of replica pasha de cartier


Another common way to determine a fake Cartier W31085M7 from an authentic is the weight of the watch. This watch, like all other Cartier wristwatches, uses only the best materials to construct the case and calibre, resulting in a fair amount of weight to the piece.

Therefore, if a W31085M7 feels rather light in weight, it could be an indication that it is in fact a fake.


Again, this is all down to the quality materials used with a genuine watches compared to those used in a Cartier replica. The glass in a genuine W31085M7 is 100% scratch-poof, the same cannot be said for replicas.

Sapphire-quality glass present in the W31085M7 means that it will be near impossible to scratch, making it another easy way to compare a genuine vs fake. Also, the glass is non-smear, so if any water hits the surface and smears instead of rolling off, it’s another sign of it being a fake.


blue cabochon on winding crown of fake cartier

The cabochon of a watch is firmly secured to the crown, and with luxury watches such as those from Cartier, will always feature a polished gemstone. Fakes tend to not have a gemstone fitted to the winder, but some may have poor replicas – they tend to be loosely fitted however, making them easier to spot.

With the Cartier W31085M7, there is a screw down crown set with a blue synthetic sapphire cabochon. Its rather notable thanks to the vibrancy of the blue, and given that the dials are a similar color, it should be quite a clear indicator that the watch is in fact genuine.

Fakes will have no blue sapphire, or at least a poor replica that is glued down, so check how secure the cabochon feels with the W31085M7 if it’s unclear.

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Cartier Flying Tourbillon Replica

Cartier Flying Tourbillon Replica

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Cartier remains on the most renowned luxury goods manufacturers in the world today. They are a brand that exudes elegance with every product, be it their range of stunning jewellery or incredible wristwatch collections.

The Cartier men’s wristwatch collection remains one of the most desired for collectors, celebrities, and even royalty, with some of the world’s most affluent regularly seen wearing a Cartier timepiece.

Hallmarks of a Cartier wristwatch includes elegant designs, unmatched craftsmanship, robust functions, and just an all-round beautiful piece. There’s a reason Cartier are regarded among the best watch manufacturers after all!

Cartier Tourbillon W6920021

Perhaps one of the finest examples of a Cartier wristwatches is the breath-taking Cartier Tourbillon W6920021.

You could be forgiven for regarding this particular watch as a piece of art rather than simply a timepiece, as this is simply an incredible example of luxury watchmaking.

It was the first Cartier crafted watch to feature the Geneva Seal hallmark, marking yet another lofty achievement for the already esteemed watch manufacturer.

Authentic cartier-ballon bleu flying tourbillon watch with black leather strap

The Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 is an extra-large (46mm) Flying Tourbillion model with a 18K white gold case, Cartier 9452MC Calibre, slate guilloche dial with blue hands (stylised as swords) and roman numeral hour markers, and is finished with a luxurious black alligator leather strap.

All-in-all, a beautifully designed watch that is constructed with some of the highest watchmaking skills found toady.

Because of its reputation however, there are many fake Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 replicated and sold, and they can often be difficult to spot from the real thing.

Fake Vs Genuine

Determining whether a Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 is fake or genuine can be difficult if you are unsure of what to look for, but thankfully it can become simple to notice these once you understand what they are.

replica W6920021 model


One of the first areas to inspect in Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 to see if it’s the real thing is the inscriptions.

All movements crafted by Cartier will feature a ‘Cartier’ engraving, which can be viewed when removing the transparent caseback. The Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 features a Cartier 9543MC calibre, and should feature an inscription.

fake cartier W6920021 dial with blue hands

Likewise, the serial number is etched onto the white gold case of the watch and is another sign that it is authentic.

However, these can be imitated for replica models, so be sure to thoroughly inspect all inscriptions on the Cartier Tourbillon W6920021. A fake version will have poorly imitated inscriptions that will is of a much lower quality.


Any real watch will have significant weight to it thanks to the quality materials used to craft the timepiece, so a fake Cartier is noticeably lighter when weighed. In simple terms, if a Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 feels particularly light compared to other luxury watches, its more than likely a fake.

Cartier W6920021 Tourbillon Imitation


The Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 uses sapphire crystal for the glass in the watch, meaning it will be fully scratch-proof. So, should the W6920021 feature scratches of any kind on the glass surfaces, it’s a clear indicator of a replica.

Additionally, this material is non-smear, meaning that any water that makes contact with the glass should just roll off without leaving any sort of smear mark. If this isn’t the case, then the Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 will be a fake.

Replica cartier ballon bleu flying tourbillon back glass


The cabochon of the Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 is a polished gem-stone, which is a hallmark of all luxury wristwatches so should be a great way to tell if it’s a fake or not. It is firmly secured to the white gold crown of the Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 and is made from a polished sapphire.

This should be rather apparent, as the blue cabochon matches the color of the Cartier W6920021’s hands, so if there is no gemstone then its good sign of a replica. This model also features an arch over the crown and cabochon, making it one of the notable hallmarks of the Cartier Tourbillon W6920021 design.

There are often fake cabochons attached however (although not always), so it may not be enough to simply look at this feature. Instead, you should feel the crown and the cabochon attached to it, as it will not feel 100% secure due it usually being glued down.

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Cartier Santos 100 Replica

Cartier Santos 100 Replica

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Cartier is one of the few brands in the world that is considered both a jewelry and a watches artisan. Its unique style and long tradition are the main reasons why today it is considered a prestigious and exclusivist brand. There are many popular and luxurious timepieces in its portfolio, but the Cartier Santos 100 is its best-selling model.


authentic Cartier Santos

The first Cartier Santos was made in 1904 by the notorious Louis Cartier. The watch was a gift for his Brazilian aviator friend, Alberto Santos-Dumont. Due to its overwhelming popularity, in 2004 the brand launched the Santos 100 collection that was basically a larger version of the classic Santos. The line features many aesthetic variations even though the basic design stays the same- the square case is slightly rounded on the sides, the dial has the distinctive Cartier Roman numerals and the hands are sword shaped. The timepiece is classy, luxurious and effortlessly chic- basically, everything you appreciate at a watch. Needless to say, countless replica manufacturers are constantly trying to clone this model, but not all of them manage to do it correctly.

fake cartier santos 100

Comparing the imitation with the genuine is the best way to determine how accurate a fake watch is. Take for instance the pictures included in this article. One is of the authentic product and the other images present the clone’s most important parts. If you pay attention to the details you will start noticing a couple of irregularities.

Replica Cartier Santos XL Dial

Every comparison should start with the dial. This is the most complex part of the watch and on a replica it usually has the most flaws. In this case, the first thing that gives it away is the thickness of the Roman numerals, minutes indexes and the outline of the hands. On the fake watch, these are considerably thinner. Two other mistakes catch your immediate attention. The first one is the “Automatic” word that on the original watch is stamped above the 6 o’clock and on the imitation is completely absent. And the second one is the “Swiss Made” marking that is under the 6 o’clock. On the authentic Cartier it is more spaced apart while on the replica the two words are just too close one to each other.

Knockoff Cartier Santos Clasp

The stainless steel bezel and case seem to be correctly replicated. The rectangular case is nicely brushed whereas the bezel is elegantly polished and decorated with the 8 signature screws. Getting back to the winding crown, this has the same crown guard, the hexagonal shape that is meant for a better grip and the iconic blue gem on its end part. On the caseback we notice the same care for authenticity. The solid back is made from stainless steel, is perfectly brushed and embossed with the Santos 100 name and the serial number.

Fake Cartier Santos Back

Unfortunately, the leather strap isn’t a very good imitation. You don’t need a trained eye to notice that the quality is inferior to the one of the authentic Cartier brown crocodile strap. The fake one is darker color, shinier and has less pronounced lines. Also, it does not have the white stitches on the sides. The one thing about the strap that is pretty similar is the deployment clasp that has the correct markings on its back.

The Cartier Santos 100 is just that kind of watch that amazes with fine craftsmanship and timeless style, has a long history of successful design variations, is easy to wear and extremely luxurious.

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Black Cartier Roaster

Black Cartier Roaster

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The name “Cartier” is synonymous with luxury, wealth and prestige. Simply apply this name on any type of objects, from fragrances to watches and you have the secret for instant success. But let’s not deny the obvious- Cartier is also a skillful manufacturer of high end timepieces. Its prestige touches the highest limits when it comes to exquisitely crafted watches. One of its most appreciated models is the Cartier Roadster which is a splendid design adorned with endless charm and timeless sophistication.

But as any other luxury brand out there, Cartier sells its watches at unbelievable prices. The Cartier Roadster usually starts at $4,200 and this is for the version that does not features any complications and is made from the simplest materials used by the brand. The ones that are made from gold or platinum cost a fortune. This is why, in this article, I will run a quick comparison between a Cartier Roadster replica and the original model, hoping that it will serve you as a very useful guide for identifying high quality knockoffs.

Genuine Cartier Roadster

Genuine Cartier Roadster

If you examine the pictures included in this review you will notice a couple of very huge differences between the genuine Cartier and the imitation watch. For instance, the dial is the biggest problem. This has the most inaccuracies. The black shade and finish of the dial is the same, but the white lines that circle the center of the face should have a rectangular shape. On the imitation watch it has an incorrect round shape.

Black Roadster Front

Black Cartier Roadster Replica 1

Also, the length and shape of the Roman numerals is different than on the authentic Roadster. The same thing goes for the minutes indexes, on the genuine watch the ones for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25…50, 55 and 60 minutes the markers are thicker and longer, but on the fake watch these have the same length and no upper and lower lines. The minutes and hours hands are also distinct. These should be fully coated with luminescent material, but the knockoff has luminor coating just in the center part of the hands. And the mistakes don’t stop here. The date window is also different. Instead of having a black background, it has a white one.

Cartier Black Roadster Replica

The rest of the replica watch seems to be correct. The special designed Cartier Roadster winding crown is identical to the authentic one, the bezel of the watch is the same, and the bracelet has the same shine and design.

Black Roadster Band

Other things you should pay attention to are the quality of the crystal and the inside mechanism. The best available crystal is the sapphire one which is the most resistant and durable one. Unfortunately most replicas have a mineral one which is not as resistant. At the inside, the original Cartier Roadster is equipped with a high quality automatic mechanism. A good replica should have a 21 jewels Japanese Miyota self-winding movement or a 25 jewels Swiss ETA automatic mechanism. As the watch does not feature any complications, my opinion is that a Japanese version does its job very well.

I am sure that by following the above comparison you will be able to determine the differences between any replica and the authentic Cartier Roadster. The goal here is to always find the best quality within your budget range.

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