Cartier Haute Horlogerie

 Out of the vaults of Cartier distinctive watchmaking at La Chaux-de-Fonds comes this recently released mighty horological instrument. Designed and built over a 5-year period of in-depth acoustic research and an infusion of historical expertise. With this exquisite watch, as with the other watches in the Cartier Fine Watchmaking Collection, Cartier has stamped its identity on the world of haute horlogerie with its first in-house minute repeater, with noteworthy Cartier style.

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Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillion Watch Calibre 9402 MC, 2012, Case in 18K pink gold set with baguette-cut diamonds, 18K Pink Gold beaded crown set with Diamond, Sapphire Crystal, White guilloché galvanic dial, openwork Silvered grid with sunray finish and Black transfer Roman numerals, Blued-steel sword-shaped hands. Brown alligator-skin strap.

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Minute Repeater watches are collectors’ favourites since they give purely mechanical processes a more poetic dimension and offer the opportunity to follow the passage of time through music. They are also some of the priciest and most rarely seen complications in all of modern-day horology. Highly complex masterpieces of micro-mechanical ingenuity. This revolutionary piece has been built upon a new watchmaking theory about the transmission of sound. As special attention is paid to the relationship between watch’s volume and weight (informs titanium as choice in metals), to ensure wonderful acoustics and power. Crafted in the finest watchmaking tradition that conforms to the rigorous criteria of the Geneva Seal. Proposed in a numbered limited edition of 50 models in Titanium and 50 models in Pink Gold, and a version set with baguette-cut Diamonds. According to Cartier, only 20 watches can be produced per year.