An Wonderful part in 2010 was the Rotonde Grande Complication. This year however, Cartier prepared a massive presentation for the media, to present the 2015 version of this Rotonde Grande Complication (under), with no way another dial color, or alternative case, but a very different watch with: Perpetual Calendar, Minute Repeater and Flying Tourbillon. Powered by the new skeletonized automatic standard 9406MC, with a dual platinum micro-rotor. The Grande Complication was rewarded with the Geneva Seal.Since 2007, Cartier’s group of watchmakers constructed (created) an impressive collection of approximately 40 different calibers, from the fundamental 1904MC to the exact high-end complicated 9406MC. All watches at the top line have in-house calibers and in a few decades, the whole mainstream collection will do too.Thank you for reading and don’t forget that the new ‘your wife loves so much’, has changed to this genius watchmaker that you should pay attention to, once you’re considering high end watch making!This article was written by long-time Cartier specialist George Cramer to get Fratello Watches. George is currently a contributor to Revo-Online, Revolution Magazine and runs his own site as well where he keeps track of his various contributions about Cartier and his other (primary) interest, independent watchmaking.Cartier is a top French luxury manufacture of watches and was set in 1847. Today, Cartier belongs to the Richemont Group (Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Panerai, Piaget). Cartier watches are collected and admired by celebrieties, royals, rich aficionados and enthusiastic watch collectors alike.
Cartier liberates the exquisite splendour of this unusual ensemble of 32 cushion-shaped emeralds for a total weight of 38.20 carats in this piece of art.
Upon encountering this extraordinary set of Zambian emeralds, the designers of the Maison immediately grasped the need to showcase the entire ensemble within a suitably sized mounting. The verdant pastel hue of the gemstones reminding foliage, the designers selected a papyrus motif, a favoured form in drawings from the Cartier Archives. They chose to creatively interpret the papyrus flower, a decorative motif typical of ancient Egypt, liberally redesigning the papyrus leaf into a broad form flaring outwards in a stylised and modern dynamic rendering.