Cartier’s fine watchmaking segment loves its “mystery dial” watches, and for 2017 the maison will unveil the new Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton Watch you see here. Though the hour and minute hands appear to float in open space of the dial, it is actually a clever & eye-fooling composition of of two small sapphire discs with fitted white hands which achieve the mystery effect. Each disc is affixed to the movement and tracks independently of the other to indicate hours and minutes. Simple yet not so simple at the same time.
This is no doubt the least ambitious of what Cartier fine watchmaking is introducing in 2017 – wait until you see the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon – but a superb timepiece nonetheless.
Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton Watch
42mm x 11.9mm palladium case, hand-wind Cartier Caliber 9983