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January 23, 2014updated Jan 27, 2014

SIHH Report: Cartier Debuts New Rotonde with “Astrocalendaire”

By Chris Boyle

cartier-astrocalendaireThe Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendar watch revolutionizes the perpetual calendar in terms of function and appearance.

Its innovative design has produced a three-dimensional concentric display of the day, date and month. A flying tourbillon, rotating once every minute, occupies center-stage.

Fine watchmaking connoisseurs will be sure to appreciate the ease of correcting the settings with the crown and admire the fine finishing of this “Poinçon de Genève” certified watch which is fitted with a 9459 MC mechanical self-winding movement.

Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendar watch, tourbillon and perpetual calendar, 45 mm, Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement 9459 MC.

Case in platinum, beaded crown in platinum set with a blue sapphire cabochon, silvered galvanized guilloché dial, silvered grid with black transferred Roman numerals, sword-shaped blued-steel hands.

Strap in black alligator skin, double adjustable folding buckle in 18K white gold. Circular-display perpetual calendar and tourbillon complications, watch certified “Poinçon de Genève”.

Individually numbered movement containing 382 parts including 51 jewels. Total diameter of movement: 32mm, thickness: 8.1mm, balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 50 hours.

Sapphire crystal and case back. Case thickness: 15.1mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).

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