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If there’s been a main theme in Cartier watchmaking over the last four years or so, it’s been a renewed emphasis on reviving popular hits from the Cartier archive, often with distinctively shaped cases. This year has been about Pasha, a line first presented in the heady ’80s and based on a watch that was, according to Cartier, presented to the Pasha of Marrakech in 1943. Originally intended for the wrists of men but famously adopted by many women, the Pasha is, on the face of it, a round dress watch. Certainly, in describing it thus, you would not be incorrect. But it’s also a design watch with a profile that seems to reject simple categorization. With its large crown protector and central lugs, it’s easily recognizable at a glance, and I’d say from this perspective, it’s part of Cartier’s long line of shaped watches.