Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Watch W1556209
The Rotonde de Cartier minute repeater with flying tourbillon watch is the fruit of five years of research into the different characteristics of watch acoustics. Cartier’s Research and Development Department has thus taken up the challenge of offering lovers of fine watchmaking a minute repeater watch which, while remaining traditional in its design, represents a synthesis of in-depth acoustic research as applied to watchmaking. From the original design to the production and assembly of the 9402 MC movement, Cartier has used all its expertise to develop a watch that reveals all the details of these two major complications. The dial of the Rotonde de Cartier not only shows the motion of the tourbillon carriage but also the key components of the minute repeater: the movement is designed to give a continuous view of the flywheel, hammers and gongs. At the same time, the sapphire case back reveals the 447 components of the movement that is produced according to pure watchmaking tradition and meets the rigorous criteria of the “Poinçon de Genève”. Hallmark of Geneva.
Minute repeater complication with flying tourbillon. Titanium case, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, sapphire crystal. White galvanized guilloché dial, silvered openwork grid, sunray effect, black transferred Roman numerals, sword-shaped blued-steel hands, sapphire case back. Black alligator-skin strap, 18K white gold double adjustable deployant buckle. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters). Workshop-crafted mechanical movement with manual winding, certified with the “Poinçon de Genève”*, caliber 9402 MC, comprised of 447 parts including 45 jewels. Total diameter: 39.7 mm, thickness: 9.58 mm, balance:21,600 vibrations / hour, power reserve: approx. 50 hours. Numbered limited series of 50 pieces. Case dimensions: 45 mm diameter, 14.7 mm thickness. Limited and numbered edition. *Hallmark of Geneva.