Last week Cartier unveiled an elegant new edition to its Rotonde de Cartier collection, the Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone/ Day Night. As the name implies, there is a second time zone indicator on the watch, though this may not be apparent given its somewhat unusual retrograde execution. Offered in steel, pink or white gold, all 42mm x 12mm, this is a super looking watch at an attractive price point (in steel, at least). I’ll break it all down, below.
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One more new one from Cartier, the Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat is has a 40mm rose-gold case with a slim 6.9 mm thickness. A white gold model is also offered, though I really like the aesthetic Cartier has achieved with the rose gold/gray combination. Similar to the Ballon Bleu flying tourbillon (though without the enamlling), the dial has attractive flinqué style decoration on the dial, applied Roman numerals, slender sword-shaped hands, and the blue sapphire cabochon crown protected by a curved arch that gave the original Ballon Bleu watch its name. The manual wind movement is the 430MC (base Piaget). Price on this piece is $19,500.
This new Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon from Cartier has a goregous blue enamel dial demonstrating the flinqué style (See “Did You Know?” below). It is offered in a 39mm white gold case, a substantial stepdown from the 46mm size of the last Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon from the brand; however, the Cartier manufacture caliber 9452 is unchanged. Quite a gorgeous watch.
Perpetuelle presents the highlights of Cartier’s 2014 collection. Click any image or heading below for our full report with images and details and pricing.
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There is also the new Calibre de Cartier Dive Watch, Cartier’s first dive watch, released in three steel, pink gold and steel+pink gold: