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Last week, in our post covering some fantastic Cartier watches under $10,000, we made mention of a brand new introduction to the Rotonde de Cartier family – the Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night.

The Rotonde de Cartier collection has always been a hallmark of Cartier's sophistication, and these new additions proudly continue that tradition. Today, we're going to really get to know these new watches.

 

Getting to know the Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone

This collection of watches, introduced mere weeks ago, are part of Cartier's ongoing expansion of petit complication watches, which are basically wristwatches with basic and very practical functions. These are the perfect watches for men who want more than the absolute basics but aren't ready for the high complication pieces. And since these pieces come with an in-house movement, you have no reason to think you're getting less than perfection!

The Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night, which comes in at a medium-sized 42mm diameter,  has three small complications – a second time zone, a day/night indicator, and a large date display  all of which are asymmetrically, and yet beautifully, laid out on the signature Cartier dials (we say signature since it has the Roman numerals, guilloché dial and blue steel Breguet hands). And you need never fear it getting caught on your cuffs...these beauties are 11.96mm thick, which gives them a fairly sleek look.

This watch's second time zone, which comes with a charming retrograde hand, is a very handy tool (especially when you're traveling) since it works in perfect tandem with the day/night indicator, which lets you know if it's daytime or night time back at home.

As a charming finish, these watches have a display back that allow you to appreciate the beauty of Cartier's in-house movement, calibre 1904-FU MC. In perfect keeping with the watch it is intended for, FU stands for "fuseaux", which means "time zone".

 

Choosing your Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night watch

So which is your favorite? These watches are available in a steel case and leather strap variation with a silver dial, a rose gold case and leather strap version (also with a silver dial), and a limited to 200 pieces only white gold and leather strap with a blue dial.

Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night W1556368

Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night W1556368

Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night W1556240

Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night W1556240

Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night W1556241

Rotonde de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night W1556241

 

These watches are perfect for everyday wear as well as those special occasions...there's no question of going wrong with them. So, the only decision before you is whether you want steel or gold...and if gold, which!

We're always happy to pitch in with making this decision, so please contact us if you have any questions or come by the store if you'd like to personally experience these watches!

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