Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perptual Calendar Chronograph

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.