This year however, Cartier ready a huge presentation for the press, to present the 2015 version of this Rotonde Grande Complication (below), with no means another dial color, or alternative instance, but a completely different watch with: Perpetual Calendar, Minute Repeater and Flying Tourbillon. Powered by the newest skeletonized automatic standard 9406MC, with a double platinum micro-rotor. The Grande Complication was rewarded with the Geneva Seal.Since 2007, Cartier’s team of watchmakers constructed (made) an impressive assortment of about 40 different calibers, from the fundamental 1904MC to the exact high-end complex 9406MC. All watches at the top line have in-house calibers and within a couple of years, the whole mainstream collection will perform too.Thank you for reading and don’t overlook that the new ‘your spouse loves so much’, has changed into this genius watchmaker you should pay attention to, even when you’re interested in high end watch making!This post was written by long-time Cartier specialist George Cramer for Fratello Watches. George is currently a contributor to Revo-Online, Revolution Magazine and runs his own website as well at which he keeps track of his various gifts about Cartier and his other (main) interest, independent watchmaking.Cartier is a leading French luxury manufacture of watches and was set in 1847. Now, Cartier belongs to the Richemont Group (Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Panerai, Piaget). Cartier watches are gathered and admired by celebrieties, royals, affluent aficionados and enthusiastic watch collectors alike.
The Cartier Astrotourbillon was just that – a new type of whimsical complication that offered a stellar viewing experience. What is an astrotourbillon? It is essentially a balance wheel mounted to a seconds hand. It isn’t a true tourbillon in the sense that the balance wheel does not spin in a cage on its own axis. With that said, the motion of the balance wheel in a circular manner is at least… tourbillonesque. I mean, let’s face it, tourbillons simply add complexity and artistry to a watch movement. You should dispel any notions you have about them making watches more accurate. So when a company decides to change up how a tourbillon works and how it operates, there isn’t a functional loss, they are simply offering an alternative to a complication people know, understand, and are perhaps a bit bored of at this point.
A major theme for Cartier Watches Dubai Replica Watches 2nd Hand Replica watches at the SIHH 2015 watch and jewelry trade show was skeletonization. Actually, over the last few years, Cartier has been showing off more and more skeletonized versions of their in-house-made timepieces that exist among the upper echelon of their horological products. For 2015, we get yet another interesting skeletonized evolution of an existing product – the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton.
In 2011, Cartier Watches Black Replica followed up the original Rotonde Astrotourbillon by putting the same movement inside of a Calibre case. aBlogtoWatch debuted the Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon here. Because I liked the Calibre case a bit more than the Rotonde case – given my predilection for sports watches – that was a very strong offering, in my opinion, and I was happy to see Cartier extending the Astrotourbillon concept into more watches. With that said, I have yet to see a Cartier Astrotourbillon in the wild, and I look forward to seeing one soon, given the simple pleasure of seeing the astrotourbillon seconds hand in action.
Another year later, in 2012, Cartier released a very interesting limited edition version of the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon with the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal. This saw the implementation of some unique materials born from Cartier’s ID projects into the Astrotourbillon. Moreover, this is the first time Cartier began to experiment with some skeletonization on an Astrotourbillon-based timepiece. The Rotonde Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal was an amazing watch, and it led to the 2015 Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton that we have here.