Masculine 47mm titanium case…
Hope you all had a nice and relaxing Turkey Day….now back to watches! After a strong showing by Cartier at SIHH 2010 (see them all here), I am excited to see what will come out of the ambitious new “manufacture” in 2011. At least one of the watches to be presented at the SIHH 2011 in Geneva will be the new “Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon” you see below. The “Calibre de Cartier” collection made its debut last year with a couple of very nice base models – you can view my Jan 2010 introduction and follow up thoughts on the Calibre de Cartier for more details. You may also recall that the manual wind ‘Calibre 9451 MC Astrotourbillon’ movement likewise made its debut last year, except in a different model – the slightly more refined and elegant “Rotonde de Cartier”.
So what all this basically means is that Cartier is putting the Astrotourbillon (aka “Calibre 9451 MC”) movement into the Calibre de Cartier case. With an impressive and very masculine looking watch being the end result. Scroll down for more details and comparisons.
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon
47mm titanium case on black alligator strap, limited edition 100 pieces (numbered)
compared to the Calibre de Cartier base model:
compared to the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon:
If you are a big Cartier fan, you may enjoy scrolling through all of my Cartier coverage on the blog HERE.