Month: May 2016

Cartier’s 2014 Unlimited Creativity Direct Outer Space

In 2014, Cartier was determined to innovate and sing the brand’s fine watchmaking style. Style is elegance and balance, as well as the source of unremitting search. Cartier is full of ambitions, discovers the new meaning of watch art, breaks all stereotypes, restores traditional complex functions such as perpetual calendar, and makes Tank watches that cross time and space more perfect.

Cartier’s fine watchmaking collection is different, creating countless unique masterpieces of aesthetics. Along the way, the giants of invention and design have always paid attention to the structure and shape of watches, and are keen to break through the technical concept of the watch to represent the highest standards of fine watchmaking and subvert the appearance of time.

At the 2014 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show, Cartier launched a number of brand-new timepieces full of brand creativity, once again presenting the brand’s outstanding skills to the world.

 CARTIER will exhibit a number of elegant and innovative works at the 2014 Geneva International Horological Fair.

Technological innovation

 This year, two timepieces made use of graphics technology innovations and exquisite skills-Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire calendar and Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ tourbillon dual time zone moon phase watch, in a unique way to their respective functions Innovative interpretation.

 The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch with its innovative design and amphitheatre-shaped display windows shows its unique perpetual calendar functions.

 Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ tourbillon dual time zone moon phase watch tourbillon breaks through the pure clock function, not only the guarantee of watch accuracy and excellent performance, but also the background stage of the moon phase display.

Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire
Theater of Time
The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch has revolutionized the way and appearance of the perpetual calendar. Cartier made a special announcement and opened a new central display window for the perpetual calendar.

Perpetual Calendar Display: Unprecedented Clear Reading Experience

 The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch has a perpetual calendar display window that looks like an amphitheater, making reading extremely clear, and it is another watchmaking initiative. Traditional perpetual calendars display twelve months, seven days a week, date, and year in a small space with a diameter of a few centimeters, making reading difficult. The new perpetual calendar display window solves all problems.

 With the three-dimensional and multi-level concentric circle design, the functions of the perpetual calendar appear layer by layer: the week is on the first layer, the month is on the second layer, and the date is on top. The delicate display windows are arranged in steps. As for the last function of the perpetual calendar-the year, it is indicated by a pointer on the case back whether it is a leap year.

Movement design: a veritable technological leap

 The gear structure of the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch is a milestone in the history of watches and clocks, which breaks through all the difficulties of this type of complex functions in the field of operation and ergonomics. This watch breaks the limitations of the traditional perpetual calendar design, and introduces new technologies such as anti-fracture, adjustment and correction, and improved timing functions.

Anti-fracture
 The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch is equipped with a 9459 MC movement. Its gear system includes patented technology, which replaces the traditional clutch lever and clockwork spring, minimizing the risk of breakage caused by forced winding during non-safety periods. . Traditional perpetual calendars prohibit any manual adjustments in the hours around midnight to avoid breakage. Moreover, the adjustment by the four small buttons on the side of the case is not only inconvenient to operate, but also difficult to identify clearly.

Crown adjustment for easier operation
 The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch has a crown adjusted for easy operation. In addition to the traditional hour and minute adjustment, the date and month display can be adjusted. The crown can be adjusted back and forth in both directions for easier use. The wearer of the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch does not have to worry about missing the current date, because it is easy to correct such operating errors.

Accurate timing
 At the center of the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch is a floating tourbillon, the iconic complication of the fine watchmaking series.

A timepiece honored with ‘Poinçon de Genève’

 The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire celestial calendar watch engraved with ‘Poinçon de Genève’ (Geneva Quality Seal) meets all the strict requirements of the new regulation of the mark. In fact, the 9459MC self-winding movement is assembled and adjusted in the new Cartier Advanced Watch Workshop. The new workshop is located in the centre of Geneva, Switzerland, on the second floor of the Cartier boutique on Rhône. All watches are finished to the exacting standards of this premium quality mark.

 The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch combines horological innovation and technological creativity with the Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur celestial constant center of gravity device watch and the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon celestial tourbillon watch, blooming side by side, becoming the indispensable Cartier watch world Complications timepiece.

 Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

      Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire Perpetual Calendar (Back)

Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ Tourbillon Dual Time Zone Moon Phase Watch
Hidden Moon and Traveling the World

 Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ Tourbillon Dual Time Zone Moon Phase Watch-Cartier’s determined innovation and technological breakthroughs, through the bold and magical display method, present two complex functions side by side: on one side, the tourbillon is no longer just showing Precise and magical, out of the narrow clock function; on the other hand, the moon phase display function is even more exquisite. The two complement each other.

 The earth model is unique in design, and the tourbillon becomes the moon, hence the name of the watch-the earth and the moon, which constitute a dynamic dream world. The carved Roman numerals on the scales contain the vitality of the clock.

Integrate new complex functions

 The Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ Tourbillon Dual Time Zone Moon Phase Watch combines a tourbillon, on-demand moon phase display, and a second time zone display. The design is complex and refreshing.

Tourbillon, get rid of gravity

 The tourbillon mechanism is a complication technology known to very few watchmakers. Its main function is to protect the watch in the vertical state from the interference of gravity.

Moon phase function on demand: double innovation

 The moon phase display function of the Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ tourbillon dual time zone moon phase watch not only has a unique display method, but also appears only at the request of the wearer, showing dual technical innovation. When you touch the button at 4 o’clock on the side of the case, a window slowly descends, and the tourbillon frame is partially covered, forming a meniscus, which rises and falls with the moon in the sky.

Second time zone: tailored

 The Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ tourbillon dual time zone moon phase watch uses a 24-hour dial to display the second time zone. In order to cooperate with the 9440 MC movement to achieve a complex disc display function, the dial has undergone a comprehensive transformation.

Extraordinary finishing, showing superb craftsmanship and innovative spirit

 Rotonde de Cartier’s ‘Earth and Moon’ tourbillon dual time zone moon phase watch has a polished lapis lazuli dial and moon blinds. A finely polished 18K white gold grille surrounds the time display and the second time zone display area. The three-dimensional three-dimensional dial, as well as the chamfered and carved Roman numerals hand-made by the master of decoration with reference to the hollow movement process, are the signature highlights of Cartier’s fine watchmaking series.

 The 9440 MC movement showcases the exquisite art of finishing. The half-opened bridge on the back of the movement is star-articulated. As a result, the stars, the moon and the earth complement each other on the back of this precious timepiece.

 The Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ tourbillon dual time zone moon phase watch is another Cartier classic that exudes creative passion and extreme skills.

 Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ Tourbillon Dual Time Zone Moon Phase Watch

 When you touch the button at 4 o’clock on the side of the case, a window slowly descends, and the tourbillon frame is partially covered, forming a meniscus.

 Rotonde de Cartier ‘Earth and Moon’ Tourbillon Dual Time Zone Moon Phase Watch (Back)

Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch
The elegance and personality of the iconic movement

 The Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch showcases Cartier’s vision of watchmaking craftsmanship: combining creative elegance with outstanding technological achievements to create a timepiece with a unique personality. It is this rigorous standard that combines technology and aesthetics, inspiring brands to innovate.

 As the embodiment of the brand’s vision, the Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch is full of personality and excellent performance, which is an iconic masterpiece with unique ingenuity.

Personality element of eternal timepiece

 The Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch adopts classic elements such as oversized digital hour markers and large-size iconic bridges, and reinterprets it, showing the masculine elegance and spiritual style to perfection. The basic design and concise concept continue the Cartier style.

 The Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch has a timeless modern style, interpreting the beauty of personality in the right proportions.

Personalized hollow design

 The Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch uses a two-tone 9611 MC-type movement for the first time. The oversized skeletonized Roman numerals mark the characteristics of the graphics card. Roman numerals III, VI, IX and XII form the skeleton skeleton of the movement, which is very ornamental.

 Double chrome treatment highlights the aesthetic characteristics of the watch: the black area shows the superb technology of the multi-cut craft movement; the advanced watch-cutting process uses traditional manual chamfering, the gold coating on the corners of the movement and the case color Complement each other.

 The Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch perfectly combines timeless elegance with outstanding watchmaking skills, adding a new classic to the brand through a new interpretation.

 Tank MC two-tone skeletonized watch

                Tank MC two-tone skeleton watch (back)