Cartier's Pasha Chronograph returns with a bold blue-green twist, reminiscent of Beetlejuice and packed with personality.
In 2021, Cartier revived the Pasha collection, starting with a classic silver dial. A multi-gray version followed, but 2023 brought a true stunner: the WSPA0039 with a unique viridian blue-green dial. This sunray-brushed beauty recalls the iconic scene from Beetlejuice where Otho, the flamboyant interior designer, declares, "Viridian. Blue-green. Hydrated chromic oxide!"
A Watch That Sparks Conversation
The Pasha is a love-it-or-hate-it piece. Its blend of luxury, vintage diver, and even military elements stirs strong emotions. Some call it strange, but that's Cartier's magic: creating polarizing luxury that ignites desire.
This 41mm chronograph exudes personality. The screw-down crown cap, stylish bezel, and bar-style lugs (with hidden quick-release springs for easy strap changes) are all unconventional, yet Cartier masterfully makes them masculine and desirable.
A Playful Dial with Practical Delights
The chronograph subdials fill the dial nicely, creating an instrument-like aesthetic. While I usually prefer three-hand watches, the Pasha chronograph strikes the perfect balance.
Cartier's in-house Caliber 1904-CH3 MC movement powers this beauty, offering 4Hz and a 48-hour power reserve. The date disc even matches the viridian dial, a delightful touch. Blue spinel accents on the pushers and crown cabochons add further color pops.
Strap Options and Modern Convenience
Cartier includes a matching steel bracelet and a vibrant blue alligator strap, both easily interchangeable thanks to the QuickSwitch system. Tool-free bracelet and strap adjustments further elevate the ownership experience.
The Pasha Chronograph Viridian is an exciting addition to the collection. Its playful personality, unique color, and practical features make it a standout choice for those who appreciate bold, conversation-starting luxury. At $10,400 USD, it's an investment, but one that promises to turn heads and spark joy.