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Cartier Roadster: A Look at Cartier’s Discontinued Sports Watch
The Cartier Roadster has an iconic look of a tonneau-shaped case (tonneau means “barrel” in French), a shape that was used by Cartier around 1906. It was inspired by sports cars from the 1960s. It became a popular sport and dress watch.
Moving on to the star of the show, the Cartier Roadster was launched in the early 2000s. It was one of the youngest models in Cartier’s timepiece portfolio, but it is also among the most well-known watches they’ve released. Spoiler alert for those who are not aware yet, the Cartier Roadster was discontinued by the brand back in 2012. However, there are still pieces out there, mostly pre-owned, that you can check out if you find yourself interested in the collection by the end of this article.
There are plenty of size choices within the Cartier Roadster line. The Cartier Roadster series included watches for both men and women. Sizes range from small women’s models to XL sizes with cases measuring around 43mm–and plenty in between. As expected, the Cartier Roadster is available in different materials including steel, yellow gold, and two-tone steel and gold. There are also opulent gold and diamond versions of the Roadster watch.
In addition to the time and date versions of the Roadster, Cartier also made Roadster Chronograph editions and Roadster GMT mode.
Best Cartier Roadster Models
After delving more into the Cartier Roadster, let’s take a closer look at some of the best pieces in the said collection.
1. Cartier Roadster Automatic Chronograph 2618 (W62019X6)
This 2012 Cartier Roadster Chronograph watch is very similar to the first one mentioned in this selection. It comes in a stainless steel case paired with a bracelet of the same material. The dial follows the ever-distinct car-inspired pattern and sub-dials for the chronograph, protected by a sapphire crystal. It also features large Roman numerals and luminescent hands. One notable difference is that this model does not include a magnifying glass for the date component at 3 o’clock. Lastly, this Cartier Roadster Automatic, priced at over USD 6,800, has a water-resistance of up to 100 metres.
This Cartier Roadster Automatic Chronograph (Ref. W62019X6) dates back to around 2005. It is a good piece for those who want a simple and classic Roadster watch. The exterior includes a barrel-shaped stainless steel case paired with a stainless steel bracelet in triple links. The dial, covered by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, has a distinct pattern and three sub-dials, all inspired by automobiles. Moreover, it features luminescent hands and a date component at 3 o’clock, enhanced by a magnifying glass. This model runs on a Cartier Calibre 8510 Swiss automatic movement. You can also use this watch for swimming and snorkelling as it has a water-resistance of up to 100 metres. You can find this Cartier Roadster Automatic Chronograph online, costing around USD 9,500.
2. Cartier Roadster Automatic Limited Edition 2510 (W62048V3)
If you’re one to prefer vibrant-coloured pieces, then this 2008 Limited Edition Cartier Roadster is a great option for you. It comes in a stainless steel case paired with a bracelet of the same material. The electric blue dial follows both sunray and automotive-inspired patterns. It has large Roman numerals, luminescent hands, and a magnified date component at 3 o’clock. This watch runs on a Cartier Calibre 3110 Swiss automatic movement and is water-resistant up to 100 metres. Again, this is a perfect option for vintage-lovers who prefer a bit more colour than usual. You can get this piece for about USD 7,200 on Amazon.
3. Cartier Roadster Quartz 2675 (W62016V3)
This 2004 Cartier Roadster Quartz is a very straightforward and dainty model for the ladies. It also shares many similarities to the previous models mentioned. The exterior features a 31mm stainless steel case and a matching bracelet. The dial, covered by sapphire crystal glass, has the race car component pattern with large roman numerals and luminescent hands. It also features a magnified date component at 3 o’clock and a circular crown in steel. This Cartier Roadster follows a Swiss quartz movement and has a water-resistance of 100 metres. This simple yet innovative Cartier piece is priced at USD 5,500 online.
4. Cartier XL Roadster Automatic 3405 (W6206020)
This2011 Cartier XL Roadsteris definitely a perfect candidate for those who like bulky and rugged watches. The exterior showcases a 50mm stainless steel case paired with a rubber strap in black. The dial follows the typical automotive-inspired design featuring large Roman numerals, luminescent hands, and three sub-dials for the chronograph functions. In addition, the dial is covered by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Lastly, it follows an automatic movement and has water-resistance up to 100 metres. This piece gives off a very masculine and durable vibe especially given the colour and size. You can cop this watch for about USD 7,550.
The Cartier Roadster watches are discontinued
The Cartier Roadster was released by Cartier in 2001. The French watchmaker discontinued production of the watch around 2012. Since then, the Cartier Roadster only became available in the pre-owned watch market.
You may not be able to purchase replacement watch bands for the Cartier Roadster anymore from the Cartier watch store since it is discontinued. Drwatchstrap Handmade leather watch bands & Customized Cartier replacement strap. Guarantee fit Cartier Roadster Chronograph and Non-Chronograph models like Cartier Roadster S, Cartier Roadster 2510, Chronograph 2618, 3405, W62041V3, Cartier Roadster GMT. Buy quickswitch leather strap for Cartier Roadsterwatches. Multi-color available. Contact us if you want specific leather material or color, we can make for you.
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- With Quick Release system – No tool or spring bars needed – Quick install
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Cartier Roadster watch Lug size guide
- Lug size optional: 15.5mm for Cartier Roadster 2675 ladies watch
- Lug size optional: 19mm for Cartier Roadster S, 2510, W62041V3, Cartier Roadster GMT, Cartier Roadster Chronograph XL 3405, Las Vegas, GMT,2524
- Lug size optional: 20mm for Cartier Roadster Chronograph 2618,GMT XL watch
Note: 1mm will make big difference for the quick-switch adapter since it holds on to the watch with its spring on it. Please make sure when you order, to contact us if you are not sure how to measure it.
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Canvas Watch Band For Cartier Roadster
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