For a long time, Cartier has attracted attention with its novel and chic watch shapes, either simple or luxurious. In fact, it all originates from Cartier’s innovation spirit as the brand’s inherent philosophy. Cartier’s innovation does not stop at the constant attempt of aesthetic style. The insistence on the spirit of innovation has also stimulated Cartier’s technological innovation in watchmaking technology, so it can withstand the test of more than 100 years. The new key series (Clé de Cartier) launched by Cartier’s master watch styling mastered the spirit of innovation from the inside out. (Watch model: WHCL0002)
The exquisite design often makes us ignore Cartier’s inherent precision. In the new key (Clé de Cartier) series, the mysterious hour watch uses a new hollow design to show the watch’s exquisite inner craftsmanship. Adhering to the concept of constant innovation, the new Clé de Cartier series is not only different from the square Santos watch, the rectangular Tank watch, but also creates a new interpretation on the basis of the traditional circle.
The new Clé de Cartier series inherits the classics with exquisite craftsmanship, with a timeless and elegant style. The pure and smooth lines outline the round and full shape of the watch. The key factors such as precision, balance and proportion can be freely retracted to give the watch a beautiful and flawless appearance. On a distant watch, the watch’s transparent sub-dial and Roman numeral cutouts resemble the sun and the moon. In addition to the hollow dial design and transparent sub-dial, the amazing feature of this mysterious hour watch is the key-shaped winding crown, which is also the beauty of this series called ‘key’.
This watch features a 41mm 18K rose gold case with an oval case embedded with a traditional round dial. The dial adopts a silver-plated hollow grille with a sunray radiation effect. Through the Roman numerals, you can see the beautiful movement of the movement. On the left side of the round dial is a transparent sub-dial. The center of the two crystal sub-dials is inlaid with sword-shaped rhodium-plated steel hour and minute hands. The design of the entire dial is very innovative and exquisite, which reflects both Cartier’s exquisite appearance and Cartier’s exquisite watchmaking technology.
The new Clé de Cartier series is named after the distinctive crown on the right side of the watch. This crown is made of 18K rose gold, inlaid with a sapphire, shaped like a key, and the winding method is like opening the time lock with a key. This design is a replica of history. Before the crown was invented, it was an era of winding and adjusting the time with a small key. Today, Cartier’s new crown design with retro flavor adds a lot of color to this series of watches, becoming the highlight of the entire series.
The watch is equipped with a brown alligator leather strap and 18K rose gold folding buckle for easy and comfortable wearing.
This watch is equipped with the new Cartier 1847 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement, the movement consists of 158 parts, including 27 ruby bearings. This movement provides a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The sapphire crystal transparent case back fully reflects the beauty of the precision movement. This watch is called ‘Mysterious Hour’ because of the mysterious design of its hour and minute hands. The hour and minute hands that seem to be independent of the movement are actually inlaid on two transparent crystal dials. The movement of the movement drives the crystal dial to operate, which visually forms the effect of the hour and minute hands operating independently.
Summary: The novel and chic hollow dial design, the characteristic winding crown and the mysterious hour and minute display function of engraving history, such a beautiful design comes from superb watchmaking skills. Cartier’s Clé de Cartier series Mysterious Hour watch is officially quoted at 448,000 yuan. If you start with it, it is better to own a watch with a timepiece function both inside and outside.