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Cartier Presents Six New Models For SIHH 2016, With Live Pics

Clé De Cartier Automatic Skeleton

First up, we have a completely skeletonized form of the Clé de Cartier, which was first presented via Cartier a year ago, and whose distinctive highlights are a new case shape for Cartier, just as the “key” (clé in French) winding crown, which is fitted with a self-focusing mechanism that automatically places the crown in accordance with the flank of the situation when you’ve delivered it.

The development is the in-house Cartier type 9621 MC, with a 22k gold rotor, and a 41mm x 11.45mm case in palladium. The tie is croc and the deployant (folding) fasten is in 18k white gold. We’re told via Cartier that there will be a splendid cut precious stone set form too. Power hold for the development is 48 hours at 28,800 vph.

The Cartier Crash Skeleton In Pink Gold

Last year’s re-presentation of the Crash (in platinum, and it was gone before you could flicker)  was one of the hits of the show. The Crash is perhaps the most unique and fascinating watch plans ever, and however it’s more peculiar and more extraordinary by a wide margin than the Tank, it’s nonetheless in any event as much an image as the Tank of watchmaking and watch plan a la Cartier. First presented in 1967, the Crash was evidently motivated by a watch “harmed in a mishap” says Cartier, to the overseer of Cartier London for fix. Is the story valid? Who knows – and besides, who minds; the Crash has since a long time ago rose above the (presumably fanciful) story of its origin.

The development is Cartier type 9618 MC, and, as Cartier’s Carole Forestier gladly notes, “we smashed the development.” It’s a molded type, , running in 21 jewels, with a multi day power save, beating at 28,800 vpy. In general the pink gold case is 28.15mm x 45.32mm, so regardless of what you may figure, the watch can undoubtedly be worn by any man who’s man enough to pull off wearing it.

Rotonde de Cartier Earth And Moon (With Meteorite Dial)

The Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon, with type 9440 MC, was likewise initially presented a year ago in a 47mm platinum case, with a lapis lazuli dial: a dynamite, enormous, stunning proclamation watch if there at any point was one. The mark highlight of the watch was (and is) the on-request moonphase; squeezing the pusher working on it at 4:00 causes a plate precisely the width of the tourbillon enclosure to swing into position, demonstrating, by how much it darkens the tourbillon, the current period of the moon. The exactness of the moonphase sign is one day’s blunder in at regular intervals; the watch likewise offers a subsequent time region sign on a 24 hour plate, which can be autonomously changed by the pusher at 2:00.

The development is equivalent to a year ago: type 9440 MC, at 38.80mm, in a 16.65mm x 47mm case and this is a restricted release of just 15 pieces. The distinctive element of the current year’s model is a pink gold case, and a somewhat phantom, spooky, and exceptionally lunar-feeling shooting star dial which oversees to pass on what Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin called the “great devastation” of the Moon.

The Panthères Et Colibri With Animated Dial And On Demand Power Reserve

This is both a fabulous high jewelry piece and a fascinating complication – truth be told, it’s so particularly noteworthy as a piece of jewelry making that it’s not entirely obvious the mechanical complexity, which in run of the mill Cartier design isn’t in plain view for the good of its own, however is rather subjected to the achievement of a specific stylish impact. Telling the time isn’t the most elevated need of this watch; all things being equal, we have up front a jaguar with a hummingbird above (“colibri” is French for hummingbird.)  Pressing the crown actuates the dial liveliness: an infant puma in pink gold rises up out of below its mom, while the hummingbird climbs along a bend, with the distance it goes to get away from the jumping baby showing the excess power reserve.

The development is Cartier type 9915 MC, 36.18mm x 5.45mm. The case is in 18k white gold; with the puma in rhodium completed 18k white gold too; Mom is set with 270 splendid cut precious stones, with her spots in dark laquer; the 42.75mm case is set with 314 splendid cut jewels. A ravishing example of horological sertissage and an extremely fascinating complication too (if there is some other watch with an on-request power save I can’t recall it.)

The Cartier Panthère Mystérieuse

Speaking of secrets, it keeps on being a secret to me that a few group blame Cartier for literary theft when it presents secret watches or clocks; the secret clock was designed by a French stage entertainer named Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin in 1839, and Cartier introduced its first secret check in 1913. This specific watch is an example of Cartier in exemplary structure both as a jeweler, and as a watch and clockmaker: the Cartier Panther crouches sinously over the secret dial, which is impelled by development components sequestered at the edge of the development. That development is type 9981 MC, with sapphire sheets driven by a 27 jewel, 31.90mm mechanism in a white gold and dark laquer 40mm x 8.50mm case. 533 precious stones on the jaguar; the eyes are set with pear-cut emeralds.

The Rotonde de Cartier Day/Night Retrograde Moon Phases

Once once more, in the Rotonde de Cartier Day/Night Retrograde Moon Phases, we have quite a great deal going on mechanically yet in the help of making some visual razzle-amaze as opposed to delighting in mechanics thusly. Hours are set apart with a turning Sun/Moon plate, in which either a sun beam or moon beam focuses to the dial marker to show the time from 6AM to 6PM for the Sun, and 6PM to 6AM for the moon, and across the base portion of the dial, a retrograde moon stage sign shows the age and period of the moon. This isn’t Cartier’s first excursion with this complication; the plan was roused initially via Cartier’s “Comet” clocks which had a comparative however not indistinguishable plan; and the Day/Night Retrograde Moonphase configuration was first presented, as a wristwatch, in the CPCP (Collection Privée Cartier Paris) assortment, which however now out of creation stays a lasting top choice among Cartier specialists and collectors.

As we have referenced, this is, as you may anticipate from Cartier, simply a hint of something larger and we anticipate imparting more to you next January, when the Ali Baba’s Cave that is Cartier opens its entryways at the SIHH.

An prior variant of this story expressed that the hours were shown with a retrograde hour hand in the Rotonde de Cartier Day/Night Retrograde Moon Phases​ watch. Truth be told, the hours are shown by a turning AM/PM Sun/Moon circle. HODINKEE laments the mistake. – JF