Rami Malek has nailed throwing a suit come rain or shine (just take a look at that glistening Saint Laurent pinstriped amount he wore to this Mr Robot premiere last year), but to be totally honest we had not really had him down as a horology kind of man. Until now. The 39-year-old actor, that will grace the big screen as the next 007 villain after this year in No Time To Die, has a new watch: the ultrachic Pasha De Cartier watches.
A favorite among the likes of Pierce Brosnan in the 1980s, the Gérald Genta-designed Pasha De Cartier first saw the light of day in 1985 as a men’s timepiece, until it grew in popularity among girls, notably with the late Lady Diana. Glitzy and, more often than not, coated in gold (American musician Sammy Davis Jr has been awarded an 18-carat variation by Frank Sinatra), the Pasha De Cartier embodied the grandeur and flamboyance of this epic era through which displaying and looking the part could take you much on Wall Street. The shiny wrist equipment featured a round case, quartz movement and displayed the date, time and even moon periods.
Sitting as part of a new Pasha De Cartier set, Malek’s 41mm stainless-steel watch (he is actually an ambassador for the French luxury brand, alongside Troye Sivan) stays true to the first, but is arguably a little less showy. Polished surfaces make the 2020 relaunch, which comes in either steel or in 18-carat yellow gold, less shiny, while a sapphire cabochon is a subtle ode to this 1980s extravagance. What’s more, thanks to an advancement in technology, the instance is now water-resistant up to 100m and utilizes Cartier’s in-house 1847 MC calibre, which isn’t influenced by magnetic fields you’ll encounter in everyday life. Useful, awarded Malek’s function as a Bond villain.
For the time being, you’ll need to wait till September to receive your hands on Malek’s Pasha, that will cost you a trendy #6,000. Until then, there’s another 1980s icon to sneak: the Panthère De Cartier.