First Look…concentric perpetual calendar in platinum case…
Just hours ago Cartier unveiled four watches that will debut in 2014: the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire (perpetual calendar tourbillon), Rotonde de Cartier Earth Moon (an unusual moonphase design), the Tank MC Two Tone Skeleton (a new version of the Santos 100 skeleton), and a Cartier Calibre diving watch (!). Of course I’ll treat you to a first look at all four of them, starting with this Astrocalendar, a creative implementation of the perpetual calendar via the Caliber 9459 MC, designed in-house by Cartier.
The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire has a 45mm x 15.7mm platinum case, with a concentric perpetual calendar, you might say: the day/date/month displayed by means of rotating apertures which are slightly stepped, as you can see in the below photo. The leap year indicator is on the back of the watch on one of the movement bridges. At the center of it all is a flying tourbillon with the Cartier “C”. Each of the perpetual calendar displays are marked by blue brackets. The calendar functions are conveniently set via the crown except for the day which is advanced by a pusher in the case.
Only 100 pieces will be made, and will price at 150,000 EUR, or about $200,000 apiece.
More to come! All my SIHH 2014 Preview, HERE>>>