Cartier has made another breakthrough in its iconic complication, welcoming the upcoming 2018 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The new work first exposed is simple and elegant, and the style is rich and gorgeous: Cartier finds the perfect balance between the two, turning it into an indispensable tension, giving the watch a striking personality.
In 2018, Cartier continued to expand the field of mysterious display. This time, the brand first tried to set the day and night display into the category of mysterious movement, so that the upper part of the face plate showed a high penetration effect.
The face of this new work Rotonde de Cartier is magnificent, this spirit also extends to Cartier’s two historical complications: the mysterious movement and the day and night display function. These two complex functions played an important role in Cartier’s watchmaking history. Both were born in 1912-the mysterious movement is the power source of the ‘Model A’ mysterious clock, and the day and night display movement is the ‘comet ‘(Also called’ planet ‘) clock movement.
The day and night display is changed to sapphire crystal. At first glance, the sun or moon pattern is as if floating on the face plate. It is also magical. In addition, the sun and moon patterns also have the function of indicating the hour hand.
For the first time, Cartier combined these two complex functions to create an outstanding masterpiece of fine watchmaking: from dawn to dusk, the sun and the moon alternately appear above the faceplate, and the mysterious movement empowers the sun to let it rise over time. After that, the night kicked off by the moon. The moon and the sun alternate in turns, showing day and night time in a poetic concept. The retrograde minute hand shows minutes under the faceplate, showing time passing by. The face plate is decorated with elegant and beautiful radial guilloche carvings, and gorgeous frosted frosted sun rays, which shows the time elegantly and lightly.
Rotonde de Cartier mysterious day and night display watch
18K rose gold material / 9982 MC hand-wound movement / hour, retrograde minute display / mysterious day and night display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water-resistant 30 meters / diameter 40 meters