Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perptual Calendar Chronograph
by Kyle Stults on December 13, 2012

First Look…SIHH 2013…

On the heels of my preview of the new Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon with Dual-time Jump Hours is a first look at the 2013 Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perptual Calendar Chronograph, or “quantième perpétuel chronographe” for your French fans out there.  This is the first chronograph in Cartier’s high-end line (“Carter Fine Watchmaking”); the perpetual calendar chronograph complication is arguably an essential offering for many high-end brands, so it is not surprising to see Cartier rounding out its lineup with such.  The watch has a 42mm case (14.9mm thick) in choice of white gold/silver dial or rose gold/chocolate dial.  The new caliber is a perpetual calendar with retrograde Day and column wheel chronograph.  Price is expected to be in the $60,000-$70,000 range.  Lots of looks below.

White gold / silver dial

Rose gold / chocolate dial

The movement, an adaption of the manufacture caliber 1904 MC-CH, is the Caliber MC 9423 with perpetual calendar and column-wheel chronograph.  The sunburst finish is quite nice.