Watches & Wonders 2015: The Cartier novelties (Enjoy 18 pictures!)

Cartier mahogany box

At Watches & Wonders in Hong Kong Cartier reveals the first Fine Watchmaking steps of the Clé de Cartier watch and three Cartier grand complications that are presented in a black lacquered mahogany box. Click on “read more” to discover the timepieces…

 

The Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch represents the encounter between two symbols of Cartier watchmaking: the Clé de Cartier watch and the mysterious movement complication. Their union has led to the creation of this watch, just like its dial around which the two hands gravitate with no attachments – a complication born of the work of the Cartier Manufacture watchmakers. This watchmaking prowess combines the invisible nature of its complication with its openwork dial featuring blue Roman numerals, which echo the sapphire on the winding key. Roman numerals, “rail-track” minute circle, sword-shaped hands: this creation displays the codes of Cartier’s Fine Watchmaking collections.

 

Clé de Cartier – Mysterious Hour watch, 41 mm

Mysterious hour and minute display, calibre 9981 MC

Case: 950/1000 palladium
Diameter: 41 mm
Crown: 950/1000 palladium set with a sapphire

Crystal and case back: sapphire
Dial: silvered openwork sunray effect
Hands: sword-shaped in rhodium-finish steel

Case thickness: 11.25 mm
Strap: black alligator skin
Buckle: double adjustable folding in 18-carat white gold
Water-resistance: 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch
Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC
Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC
Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC

 

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch, 41 mm

Mysterious hour and minute display, calibre 9981 MC

Case: 18-carat pink gold
Diameter: 41 mm
Crown: 18-carat pink gold set with a sapphire

Crystal and case back: sapphire
Dial: silvered openwork sunray effect
Hands: sword-shaped in rhodium-finish steel

Case thickness: 11.25 mm
Strap: black alligator skin
Buckle: double adjustable folding in 18-carat pink gold
Water-resistance: 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch
Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch
Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC
Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC

 

Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC
Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch CALIBRE 9981 MC

 

 

The Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, graced with an entirely diamond-set case. The flying tourbillon, as aesthetically beautiful as it is delicate, has led the watchmakers to pay particular attention to the finishing of its 142 parts. As with all Cartier Fine Watchmaking movements, the parts of this mechanical movement with manual winding have been given a specific finish: chamfered bridges, drawn flanks and polished screw heads.

 

Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, 35 mm

Flying tourbillon complication, calibre 9452 MC

Case: rhodium-finish white gold set with 478 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 3.56 carats

Diameter: 35 mm
Crown: set with a sapphire
Crystal and case back: sapphire
Dial: sunray flinqué
Hands: sword-shaped in polished blue steel

Case thickness: 11.3 mm
Strap: navy blue alligator skin
Buckle: double adjustable folding in 18-carat rhodium-finish white gold set with 41 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 0.40 carats

Water-resistance: 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

 

Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, 35 mm
Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, 35 mm

 

Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, 35 mm Calibre 9452 MC
Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, 35 mm Calibre 9452 MC

 

 

 

>>> Discover a black lacquered precious mahogany box watching attentively over this unique trilogy that solidifies Cartier’s watchmaking identity through technology and aesthetics on page 2  >>>

 

 

 

More from Alexander Linz

Richemont results of the the first five months of the current financial year ended 31 August 2016

There is one CEO and “his” brand emerging from the crisis as a winner so...
Read More