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Cheap Cartier Replica Small Complication Watches Now In Steel

The world of Cartier has a range of timepiece levels. This includes the brand’s “Classics,” which represent their more mainstream watches with relatively simple movements, the “Fine Watchmaking” arena of much higher-end complications and haute horology, and finally, the middle area of “Small Complications.” This is “small,” as opposed to “grand,” in the arena of timepieces, where the latter refers to what is much more complex and, of course, expensive. What we can find in the Cheap Cartier Replica might be considerable value, especially with the new Rotonde de Cartier watches in steel.


Not all of these models seen here are brand new, but as we understand it, the steel models are. What you see are two types of Cartier Rotonde Small Complication watch models, with either a date and power reserve indicator, or the more favored big date, dual time, day/night indicator with subsidiary seconds models. So let’s focus on that latter line of models which is formally called the Cartier Replica, Day & Night, Large Date, Small Second – classy title, I know.


In a 42mm wide case available in 18k white gold (with blue dial), 18k pink gold, or in steel, the Rotonde de Cartier 2 Times Zones Retrograde, Day & Night, Large Date, Small Second watch is a prime example of a Cartier Small Complication model, as it offers information in addition to the time in an interesting way that blends complexity with refinement.The asymmetric dial has a retrograde second time zone indicator that, at first glance, looks an awful lot like a power reserve indicator. Look closely, and you’ll realize it is an hour hand with twelve indicators. Diagonally from it is a day/night indicator that I presume works with the second time zone to indicate AM or PM times. Also on the dial is a subsidiary seconds dial and a big date indicator. The layout is interesting and appears balanced, but it feels as though the second time zone is harder to read than it could be.


The other Cartier Replica Watches model is the Rotonde de Cartier Power Reserve – Aperture Calendar watch. This model set comes in a smaller 40mm-wide case, also available in 18k white gold, 18k pink gold, and steel. These Cartier Rotonde Small Complication watches have more asymmetrical dials with a power reserve indicator as well as an “open” date window. I think Cartier might have been better off just including a big date rather than an expanded “aperture calendar” date window. The overall design is very attractive, but watch lovers tend to disagree on the attractiveness of such open date window styles.


While the Cheap Replica Watches with Aperture Date watch might be a bit more mainstream, I think the modest premium for the more complicated “Small Complication” Rotonde 2 Time Zone Retrograde, Day & Night, Large Date, Small Second watch is worth it for the extra character and functionality. I further believe that these contain base Swiss automatic mechanical movements with modules for the complications.

Cheap Cartier Replica Rotonde De Annual Calendar Watch

What a wonderful time of year, when many brands start to slowly show what they have been working on for SIHH 2015. Cartier is kicking off the new watch season with their announcement of the Cheap Cartier Replica, a nicely balanced and innovative expression of the complication that only needs to be set once a year. A complication of this sort manages to sit between Cartier’s more standard high-end watch production and its haute horology department. Though with an in-house movement and precious metal case, it certainly leans a bit toward the latter.

Cheap Cartier Replica

Cheap Cartier Replica

Available in 18k white or pink gold, the Cartier Replica measures 40mm wide and 13.26mm thick. While the dial may pack a great deal of information, the case is minimal, with a polished finish and short lugs. The crown, in true Cartier fashion, is adorned with a blue cabochon sapphire that matches nicely with the blued steel hour and minute hands. While annual calendar complications aren’t inherently new, it is the layout of the calendar information which is the most interesting here. For a few years now, Cartier Replica Watches has been cleverly asking watch lovers to “rethink” some classic complications by executing them in new ways. Here, for example, you see a “persistent” visible ring of each day of the week spelled out, with a red indicator that jumps under the current day of the week.

Cartier Replica

Cartier Replica

An annual calendar complication requires a date, day, and month display, and the Rotonde De Cartier Annual Calendar manages these via Cheap Replica Watches. With automatic winding, 32 jewels, and a power reserve of 48 hours, this 4Hz movement offers a two digit big-date display at 12, a month display at six, and a day display along the outer circumference of the dial. There is a small hammer-shaped hand that indicates the day. The movement appears to be very nicely finished and can be seen through a sapphire display case back. This is a movement whose complications have been designed for daily use, versus a once-in-a-while exotic complication-style watch.

Cheap Replica Watches

Cheap Replica Watches

That simplicity is also expressed in the dial layout. While the dial is busy, each element is easily discernible, and overall legibility appears to be good, though the time display on the grey dial model appears to offer less contrast than the silver/white dial version.

Cartier Replica Watches

Cartier Replica Watches

The dial design will feel right at home in a Replica Watches display case, with large roman numerals and central sunray guilloche finishing. I like that the symmetry of the watch has been preserved by placing the big date at 12 and the month display at six o’clock. Some additional visual interest is added by having the day display presented though apertures cut into the upper dial layer. This also allows all but the tip of the day hand to be hidden beneath the main dial, a clever way of managing some of the clutter possible with an annual calendar display.