First introduced in 1933, the Cartier Pasha was one of the earliest water-resistant watches. The watchmakers at Cartier were commissioned by the Pasha of Marrakech to design a watch suitable for swimming. The watch was originally designed to include a protective grid similar to army watches of the time. That grid can be found as a decorative feature of some current Pashas.As the Pasha family expanded, the modern look and feel of the watch expanded to include both ladies and mens watches. The family is now comprised of a variety of watches from simple, classic watches to bold, embellished designs. Each of these watches exhibit characteristic features of the Cartier brand.