SIHH 2012, Cartier Presents It’s New Collection

‘MASSE SECRETE PANTHER DECOR WATCH’or Promenade d’une Panthere watch. Very smart concept where the rotor is made in the shape of a Panther and is placed on the dial. With every move of the arm, the panther moves up and down, not too fast, not too slow. The back of the watch looks like a manual movement, since the rotor is on front, the panther is connected to the ball bearing, to limit friction. Case size: 42mm, rhodiumised white gold set with diamonds. Crown set with a diamond. Water resistance: 30m. Calibre: 9603MC automatic (in house) and a power reserve: 48 hours. Is this the best watch for that special lady>



ROTONDE de CARTIER, CADRAN LOVÉ FLYING TOURRBILLON.  The Rotonde de Cartier Cadran Lové Flying Tourbillon, is actually the masculine version of the Tourbillon et Crocodile watch, that was released last year, the two form a stunning couple. Both share the same movement and have a same dial layout. The Cartier Cadran Lové Flying Tourbillon, a limited edition of only 100 pieces!



ROTONDE FLYING TOURRBILLON.  My famous tourbillon from the collection, Cartiers  famous flying tourbillon caliber 9552MC,  finally in a smaller Rotonde 40mm case. For me the winner of the 2012 SIHH. This is such a wearable and discreet tourbillon.Ref. nr. W1556215 pink gold, Ref. nr. W1556216 white gold.


ROTONDE ANNUAL CALENDAR. In House Caliber 9908 MC.  All corrections via the crown, one per year only. The Grande date fits nicely in the layered dial. Ref. nr.W1580001 pink gold, Ref. nr.W1580002 white gold.


ROTONDE de CARTIER QUANTIEME PERPETUAL CALENDAR, Perpetual Calendar with In House  9422 MC mechanical caliber. The watch is available in a 45mm case in white- or pink gold.


SANTOS DUMONT SKELETTE in Pink Gold ! The Santos Dumont Skelette is the best selling piece from the Fine Watch Making collection. The watch was already available in white gold and with a titanium case with ADLC coating and will now be available in pink gold as well. Caliber 9614 MC (in house) Case size: 38.7 x 47.4. Amzing how different this watch looks, in an other colour of gold.


POCKET SKELLETON TOURBILLON  CHORONOGRAPH PERPETUAL WATCH,  Build like a piece of art. Tourbilon chronographe perpetual calendar. White gold, manually polished 49.2mm case 8 Days power reserve production time of two months.  Rock crystal arc for display. Saphire curved glass on both sides, the connector on outside of case goes thru the number,  9436MC movement and it’s a Limited edition of just 10pc !


Pictured here in the hands of it’s creator Carole Forestier Kasapi, Head of Movement Design at Cartier  and  just voted to Watchmaker of the year! by leading Watch Magazine REVOLUTION!

An important watch in the Mainstream Collection of 2012, is the ‘Rotonde de Cartier Large Date Two Time Zone’ in pink gold! Really cool 42mm ‘Rotonde de Cartier’ model with the 8011MC automatic caliber. Classic guilloche dial, with a hand for the 24 hour indication, grande date and ‘Day & Night’ indication. The movement is the automatic 8011 MC, a reworked JLC caliber, that Cartier also uses for the ‘Pasha de Cartier, Large Date Two Time Zone’.


Please note that the date window has changed, from a square to a round window, since the watch was introduced at the SIHH and this picture was taken, which is in my opinion, a very nice improvement! So this one is the final version.



More news on the mainstream collection will follow soon.




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