Watches from Cartier embody perfection unlike any other luxury brand. Thanks to their innovative wristwatches, they have been considered a pioneer in the field for so many years. Today we are going to appreciate on the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon.
Marking the first time that Cartier associates a Mysterious Complication with a Minute Repeater, this is a double complication like no other replica watches UK. 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).
Fitted with a grade 5 titanium case measuring 45 mm in diameter and a mere thickness of 11.15 mm, this new watch is powered by the new Cartier in-house calibre 9407MC. The movement, calibre 9407 MC, is attached to the case at four points, and the gongs are directly connected to the case at two points, optimizing the transmission of vibrations from gongs to the watch case and glass. The inertia flywheel, visible at 7 o’clock, regulates the speed of the chimes, and has been engineered so that it produces no whirring noise to disturb the sound. The gongs are in square-section hardened steel, so the hammers strike a flat surface, improving sound quality by means of harmonics.
Cartier has also added an all-new minute repeater mechanism, which takes into account all four dimensions of sound—intensity (sound level), tone, tonality, and deadening (or succinct stopping) of sound. To achieve the best possible combination of sound elements, the brand opted to forgo the dial, make the case of titanium, and use square section gongs, among a host of other innovative details. With hammers visible on the dial side of the watch, the repeater strikes the time on demand, activated using the push piece at 4:00.
The Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon is reference HP101102, a limited edition of 50 pieces, price €525,000 excluding VAT, €645,000 inclusive of tax . Another version set with baguette diamonds, HP101103, is available at €640,000 exclusive of tax.