Cartier – More mysterious than ever Grade 1 Replica Watches

Cartier’s colossal booth at the SIHH always attracts a crowd of visitors jostling for position in front of the displays, and aiming their mobile phones at the new and fascinating jewellery and watches, some of which are unique pieces. While we’ll have to wait until 15 January to see the 2018 collection, Cartier has already defused some of the mystery by unveiling two new – and mysterious – pieces.

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night

For the first time, Cartier is offering a combination of two of the Maison’s signature complications – a mystery display and day/night indication – in a single watch. Both are emblematic of Cartier’s rich horological heritage, and its table clocks in particular, which are a vital component of its creative history. 1912 was a landmark year for Cartier: it was the year of both the mysterious movement for the Model A clock, and of the Day & Night movement, designed for the mysteriously named Comet or Planet Clock. One hundred and five years later, “mysterious” clocks and watches continue to fascinate and confound in equal measure. The movement’s designers were inspired by a master illusionist of the time, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin. And while watch enthusiasts today can easily discover the trick that makes the hands appear to float unsupported around the dial, the illusion continues to enchant.

Plus mystérieux que jamais

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night © Cartier

On the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night, the gilded sun and moon of the Day & Night function seem to levitate magically. Driven by the mysterious movement, they appear, move and disappear in turn in the transparent upper half of the brown dial, decorated with radiating guilloché and satin sunburst motifs. In the lower half, a blued hand indicates the retrograde minutes. The warm colours of the dial perfectly match the pink gold of the 40 mm case. Inside is the hand-wound calibre 9982 MC, with 174 components, beating at 28,800 vph and supplying a 48-hour power reserve.

By the view of its features, materials, and movement alone, the retail price of around $3,500 for the mention W5200027 on a leather strap or $3,700 for the reference W5200028 on a bracelet isn’t “cheap” (we will leave it to consumers and commenters to perform their particular price searching, of course). There are rectangular and square watches, like the Baume & Mercier Hampton, by way of example, that supply an automatic Swiss movement, sapphire crystalclear, and also the exact same primary functions for much less ($2,650). The Nomos Tetra comes with an in-house automatic movement for about $2,980, along with the Rado Integral is only accessible earnings and ranges between $1,350 and $2,400. The TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph ($4,800) is similar in its own right angles so has to be noted, I guess, but it is so sporty I don’t actually find it comparable.In the end, it is the refined proportions, simple layout, and robust legibility that I feel assisted the Cartier Tank succeed and set it in a category of its own. And, needless to say, its own history. For me personally, increased water resistance, an exhibition caseback, and a hardier strap and buckle will really increase the value proposition of this Cartier Tank Solo XL.It was indicated to me that any serious set should incorporate a Tank. I say collect what you like and wear what you’d like, but that there’s a lot to enjoy from the Cartier Tank. The Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic provides an entry alternative for modern tastes to fans of the newest and the Tank. Cartier turning 170 and also the Tank turning 100 appears to be a recipe for some sort of unique release in 2017, so keep an eye out. The mention W5200027 Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic on a leather strap is, once more, Cartier’s most affordable mechanical men’s watch with a retail price of $3,450.

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Skeleton

The Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon made its debut on the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon watch of 2013 (calibre 9454 MC), and reappeared in the Mysterious Double Tourbillon Minute Repeater presented at the SIHH last year (calibre 9407 MC). This double tourbillon that appears to float in mid-air also adds its allure to a jewellery pendant watch, the Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré (2016). It is back this year in the Calibre 9465MC with Roman numerals and skeletonised bridges, which add to the ethereal effect of the tourbillon as it spins apparently unsupported. The result is that this new skeletonised timepiece seems even lighter than ever. The tourbillon remains unchanged: it takes 60 seconds to rotate on its own axis in the centre of the transparent area, while its cage performs one revolution every five minutes. The illusion of levitation is created by the use of sapphire discs.

Plus mystérieux que jamais

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Skeleton © Cartier

This Geneva-hallmarked watch, produced in a limited edition of 30, comes in a 45-mm platinum case that is just 12.4 mm thick. The hand-wound Calibre 9465 MC is meticulously finished, with chamfered bridges, brushed surfaces and polished screws. Its 286 components fit inside a total thickness of 6.28 mm. The movement beats at 21,600 vph, providing a power reserve of 52 hours. The Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Skeleton in platinum also comes in a version featuring baguette-cut diamonds set into the bezel. We look forward to seeing it in the flesh in January, along with the rest of Cartier’s 2018 collection.

Newsletter – The Vendôme connection Replica Trusted Dealers

The name “Vendôme” has almost magical associations in the world of jewellery and watchmaking. This majestic square at the heart of Paris has long been a source of inspiration for jewellers and watchmakers, whether they be French or Swiss. Today on WorldTempus, Olivier Müller considers how the Place Vendôme has found its way into different watches in a variety of ways.

The handsome looking Rotonde Annual calendar with grande date and automatic in-house caliber 9908 MC, is an example of a complex movement that’s based on the 1904 Caliber. All corrections of the watch can be produced via the crown and only requires one proper per year.Cartier Rotonde Annual Calendar.This Santos Dumont Skeleton (below) was following the Santos 100 skeleton, the second version that comprised the new 9612 MC mechanical skeleton caliber. An excellent eye catching watch which comes with a white-, pink gold or ADLC coated titanium case. The skeletonized bridges come at the form of Roman numerals and are, in case of the black edition, ADLC coated. It has very wearable measurements of 38.7 x 47.4mm.The Rotonde de Cartier Mysterieuse (under), in 42mm, is a prime lead where history meets technology. Cartier was the first brand in presenting a mystery clock at 1912. It was developed by Maurice Coüet for Cartier. Hundred years after Cartier constructed especially a fresh in-house grade for their Mysterieuse watch, a quality that was built around sapphire crystal dial with the floating palms. Cartier’s watchmakers had to conquer difficulties like driving of those sapphire discs with the minute hand and the one using the hour plus the friction between them. Rather than embracing the system that was developed by Maurice Coüet for the classic Mystery clocks, Cartier did it on its way and decided that they ought to turn mild pivots, really like a wheels in a gear train.To take the innovation a step further La Maison also developed the platinum Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Dual Tourbillon. A timepiece that is aesthetically so impressive, that the huge case of 45mm doesn’t really matter anymore. The flying tourbillon turning on its axis, every moment, is eye-candy. Entirely moving free, in a see-through rounded chamber, with no visible connection with a gear train.
On 21st June, Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier Tank watch comes up for auction at Christie’s in New York. Ming Liu takes a detailed look at this historically significant piece, from a collection that celebrates its centenary this year, as well as a couple of other stars from the sale, tomorrow, with the help of Eric Wind, senior watch specialist and vice president at Christie’s.

This week I review the latest models in the Vintage collection from Bell & Ross, exploring how these military and aviation inspired watches have evolved in what is now their third generation. Meanwhile, David Chokron focuses his attention on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre collection.