2018 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Exhibition Cartier Fine Watchmaking—excellent Craftsmanship Shows Unique Style

At the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Exhibition 2018, Cartier continues the aesthetics of fine watchmaking, highlighting the combination of excellence and breakthrough innovation: on the one hand, it is a delicate and exquisite hollow movement. On the other hand, it is a light, transparent and charming mysterious movement.

ROTONDE DE CARTIER double mysterious tourbillon skeleton watch, ROTONDE DE CARTIER day and night mysterious watch, SANTOS DE CARTIER skeleton watch

   The translucent and deep sense are subtly matched to set off the beauty of the iconic movement masterpiece, creating a fusion of multiple craftsmanship. An example of Cartier’s fine watchmaking skills, the mysterious movement was born in 1912. It is the result of a collaboration between Louis Cartier and watchmaker Maurice Coüet. The first mysterious clock was named ‘Model A’ and its design was inspired by the father of modern magic, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin.
   This year, Cartier launched three new special works to pay tribute to this long-established classic movement: double mysterious tourbillon skeleton watch, day and night display mysterious watch, and Santos de Cartier skeleton watch.
   The Rotonde de Cartier double mysterious tourbillon skeletonized watch subtly blends the mysterious movement with the skeletonized movement.
   Rotonde de Cartier retrograde minute day and night display mysterious watch for the first time introduced the complex function of day and night display in the mysterious field.
   The new Santos watch is the first time in Cartier’s fine watchmaking history to use an 18K gold or stainless steel bracelet with adjustable links, giving Cartier’s patented movement a new ergonomic design. These three watches are a collection of Cartier’s superb watchmaking. Skill, showing unique style.
ROTONDE DE CARTIER double mysterious tourbillon skeleton watch
Cartier 9465 MC workshop refined movement

   The dual mysterious tourbillon movement was born at the La Chaux-de-Fonds watch workshop in 2013, marking an important milestone in Cartier’s watchmaking history: the tourbillon appears to be suspended in the air, and looks like the movement No connection.
   This tourbillon uses a revolutionary double floating design: the first tourbillon frame rotates once every 60 seconds; the second tourbillon frame contains the entire ‘mysterious’ part, which rotates once every 5 minutes. This requires a very high level of craftsmanship, while maintaining overall coordination, while meeting the requirements of a slim watch case and complex craftsmanship:
   All parts are carefully decorated by hand, after chamfering, brushing and polishing of screw heads. The new work launched this year, combined with the Roman numeral hollow bridge, makes the watch more lightweight and delicate. Mysterious legendary magic is complemented by a transparent cut-out aesthetic. The rounded curves of the watch and the mysterious movement complement the sharp geometric lines of the skeleton bridge.
ROTONDE DE CARTIER
Cartier 9982 MC workshop refined movement

 
   The Rotonde de Cartier watch features Cartier’s two classic complications, Mystery and Day and Night, on its open dial. Mysterious and day and night displays were born in 1912 as two complications of Cartier’s watchmaking tradition. The mysterious movement was originally designed for the ‘Model A’ mysterious clock; the ‘Comet’ clock is equipped with a movement with a day and night display function.
   Cartier combines these two complex functions to present a unique masterpiece of fine watchmaking: the sun driven by a mysterious movement rises and falls from left to right on the upper part of the dial to present daylight scenes; the subsequent moon displays nighttime scenes. The sun and the moon alternately cycle, showing the hour and day and night, and the retrograde minute is displayed on the lower part of the dial. The engraving and the satin-brushed sunburst decorate the dial to make it clear.
SANTOS DE CARTIER skeleton watch
Cartier 9619 MC workshop refined movement

 
   The Santos de Cartier watch is a classic that embodies the iconic style of the graphics card. Since its birth in 1904, it has continued to innovate and keep pace with the spirit of the times. The new model is also equipped with adjustable and replaceable straps / bracelets.
   QuickSwitch hidden under the strap is a patent pending quick-change system of Cartier. It is a concealed mechanism integrated with the case, allowing the wearer to replace steel, 18K gold, calfskin or Alligator straps and bracelets. The wearer can simply press the strap / brace underneath to activate the replacement system.
   Another cutting-edge technology, SmartLink, is also a patent pending metal bracelet adjustment system in Cartier. It simply adjusts the length of the metal bracelet without the aid of tools. All links equipped with SmartLink are equipped with buttons, and the screws that connect the bracelet can be easily removed or installed.
Patented hollowing process
   Cartier hollow-out technology was born in the 1930s and has a long history. In 2001, Cartier launched the Santos 100 skeleton watch, which uses the Roman numeral hour bridge design to lay the iconic status of the skeleton craft. Today, this complication is taking a new look in new Santos de Cartier watches.
   The patented design that displays the time with a hollowed-out Roman numeral bridge is memorable, and Cartier has become a watchmaking brand unique to this craft.
ROTONDE DE CARTIER
Double mysterious tourbillon skeleton watch

9465 MC, awarded ‘Poinçon de Genève’ (Geneva Quality Mark)
Case: Platinum
Dimensions: 45 mm
Crown: bead-shaped crown set with a convex round sapphire
Dial: Roman numerals hollow skeleton bridge
Hands: Sword-shaped blue steel hands
Strap: dark blue alligator strap
Buckle: 18K white gold folding buckle
Mirror and case back: sapphire crystal
Case thickness: 12.40 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (about 30 meters)
Numbering and limited sale of 30 pieces
Also available in platinum with bezel-set baguette diamonds
Cartier 9465 MC Workshop
Refined manual winding mechanical movement, double mysterious tourbillon,
Roman Numeral Hollow Table Bridge
Movement diameter: 17 3/4 legal minutes, or 35.5 mm
Total movement diameter: 35.5 mm
Thickness: 6.28 mm
Gems bearings: 26
Number of parts: 286
Balance vibration frequency: 21,600 times per hour
Power reserve: about 52 hours

ROTONDE DE CARTIER
Day and night display mysterious watch

9982 MC Movement
Case: 18K rose gold
Dimensions: 40 mm
Crown: bead-shaped crown set with a convex round sapphire
Dial: brown sunburst dial, satin-finished
Hands: Golden sun / moon indicates hours, sword-shaped blue steel hands indicate minutes
Strap: Grey alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18K rose gold folding buckle
Mirror and case back: sapphire crystal
Case thickness: 10.7 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (about 30 meters)
Also available in 18K white gold
Cartier 9982 MC workshop refined
Mechanical movement with manual winding, mysterious day and night display, retrograde minute display
Movement diameter: 14 3/4 cents, or 31.98 mm
Total movement diameter: 31.98 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Gems bearings: 26
Number of parts: 174
Balance frequency: 28,800 times per hour
Power reserve: about 48 hours
SANTOS DE CARTIER
Skeleton watch

 
9619 MC movement
Case: 18K rose gold
Dimensions: 39.8 mm
Crown: Polygonal crown set with a multi-faceted sapphire
Dial: Hollow bridge with Roman numerals
Hands: 18K rose gold-finished sword-shaped stainless steel hands
Strap / Bracelet: interchangeable 18K rose gold bracelet and crocodile leather strap
Buckle: 18K rose gold folding buckle
Mirror and case back: sapphire crystal
Case thickness: 9.08 mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters)
Cartier 9619 MC workshop refined
Manually wound mechanical movement, skeleton bridge with Roman numerals
Movement diameter: 12 1/2 lignes, or 28 mm
Total movement diameter: 28.6 mm
Thickness: 3.97 mm
Gems bearings: 20
Number of parts: 138
Balance frequency: 28,800 times per hour
Power reserve: about 72 hours
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