New Cartier Watch Collection Revealed

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New gents Cartier watches revealed at the SIHH watch salon in Geneva this January.


Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

The Astrocalendaire is one of Cartier’s “headliner” pieces for SIHH 2014. It features a flying tourbillon surrounded by a unique perpetual calendar. The calendar is presented in three concentric circular displays, with the date on the outermost ring, the month displayed in the centre, and the day of the week displayed on the inside. A flying tourbillon lies at the centre of these displays. Each ring is part of a bridge, and each is on a different level. The rings are stationary, and the day, date and month are indicated by blue PVD rectangles that move around the rings. All displays are set with the crown, except the date, which is corrected via a pusher. Thanks to a complex program wheel with retractable teeth, the calendar can be set forward as well as back. An ingenious use of wheels rather than traditional springs in the calendar mechanism removes the possibility of breaking the display through incorrect setting. 


§  Case: platinum

§  Diameter: 45 mm

§  Crown: platinum, set with a blue sapphire cabochon

§  Crystal: sapphire

§  Caseback: sapphire

§  Dial: silver-coloured

§  Bezel: platinum

§  Hands: blued-steel

§  Case thickness: 15.1 mm

§  Strap: black alligator-skin

§  Clasp: double adjustable folding buckle in 18k white gold

§  Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet)

§  Total diameter: 32 mm

§  Thickness: 8.1 mm

§  Power reserve: approx. 50 hours



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