Things can move fast: it was only in 2013 that Cartier introduced the Mysterious Double Tourbillon, yet this complication has become one of the benchmarks among the brand’s complicated timepieces. It is more than just a calling card; it is a canvas upon which the product development department may exercise its technical prowess upon. And speaking of that, Carole Forestier-Kasapi and her team really got carried away with the new Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. The result is a mechanical behemoth that doesn’t hide its horological prowess, but rather grabs the attention of the senses of those fortunate enough to behold it.
Where the double tourbillon was the centerpiece of the previous model, it has now become a visual spectacle as part of a far more complex movement. By adding a minute repeater to an already complicated double tourbillon, Cartier had its work cut out. The double tourbillon consists of a regular one-minute tourbillon, while the sapphire disk it is placed upon makes one rotation in five minutes. Read the rest of this article on Quill & Pad