A true magician can show you nearly all of its trick, and you still have no idea how it works. The same can be said for the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton Watch. It makes this Cartier even more transparent than ever before, but you will be hard pressed to find out how it works exactly, even when you are up close and personal with it.
The fun with the original Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour was in part that you had no idea how it worked. Two hands that seemed to float into the air gave the correct time, and while many knew that they were connected to sapphire discs and that those discs were connected to the movement, the actual way that this was achieved remained a mystery. The skeleton version ups the fun, as you can now see the whole movement tucked away under their bridges at the side of the asymmetrical movement. While you can identify the regulating organs and most of the gear train, how they are actually connected to the sapphire discs that hold the hands still remains a mystery, hidden under the skeletonized bridges. Quite honestly that only increases the fun, rather than taking away from it. Read the entire article on Haute Time