After a brief look at the Cartier Rotonde de Mysterious Hour Skeleton Watch which will debut next year, we move on to Cartier’s undisputed headliner of the SIHH 2017 lineup, the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. The this impressive new watch is presented here in a titanium case, and includes both the heralded minute repeater and a tourbillon which is further presented in a mystery dial. That is, this watch has on full display a tourbillon whereby which not only rotates 1x/60 seconds as most tourbillons do, but the entire mechanism itself rotates within the mystery dial 1x every five minutes (hence the “double tourbillon” name, though a bit of creative marketing).
Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon
Limited edition 50 pieces,
45mm x 11.15mm grade 5 titanium case, manual wind Cartier Caliber 9407MC (3Hz, 84 hours power reserve), Poinçon de Genève certified
Visible at the bottom of the dial are the minute repeater hammers and mounting points of the gongs. The low-pitched gong on the left chimes the hours B (5th Octave), and the high-pitched gong on the right for minutes D (6th Octave). The minute repeater is activated by a push-piece located at 4 o’clock, just below Cartier’s signature cabochon sapphire crown.
The titanium version will retail for $449,400 is limited to 50 pieces, with two platinum variants + with diamonds also to be available.