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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.

How Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromystérieux Replica Watches

With the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux, Cheap Cartier Replica gets a dual prize for not only one of the most beautiful watch releases of SIHH 2016, but also probably the most “French sounding.” Try and say “Astromystérieux” without picturing a stroll in Paris along the Seine after an afternoon window shopping in the Place Vendome. You’d walk along imagining to yourself all the attractive luxuries you saw and exclaiming to yourself, “but the prices are all so Astromystérieux!”

Cheap Cartier Replica

Cheap Cartier Replica

Such early 20th century clocks used transparent crystal discs to move hands which otherwise appeared to be floating. In this instance, mystery translates into both horological elegance and beauty. We’ve seen a range of other “mysterious” Cartier Replica wrist watches released over the last few years such as the recent Clé Mysterious from late in 2015 not too long ago. For this newest “interpretive tourbillon mystery,” Cartier returns to its popular Rotonde case style for a piece that combines these two worlds of interest. Suspended between what are actually three transparent sapphire crystal discs is more or less the entirety of the movement system that make a full rotation on the dial each hour.

Cartier Replica

Cartier Replica

A series of delicate mechanics and 188 ball bearings exist in the periphery of the 43.5mm-wide Rotonde case – which for this particular Cartier Replica Watches model is produced in 950 palladium. This mechanical support network allows for all the movement to turn, but more importantly, allows for the user to rely on the traditional crown to both wind the movement and set the time. Cartier no doubt needed to design a novel system to ensure ample shock protection as well as a new type of winding limiter to ensure the movement is not overwound. The resulting system for the latter is patented, and according to Cartier, operation of the Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromystérieux feels just like that of any other more traditional mechanical movement – despite the appreciable effort undertaken for this very poetic and attractive mechanical presentation.

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Cheap Luxury Watches

I already mentioned that the Case_size:43.5mm wide (water resistant to 30 meters), and I’ll add that it is just 12mm thick – which isn’t that bad given the relative thickness of the movement. While not exactly a petite dress watch, the Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromystérieux Replica Watches should maintain a high degree of elegance and grace on the wrist. Around the periphery of the dial is a lightly textured, silvered ring with painted black Roman numeral hour markers that appropriately match the black pomme-style hands in true Cartier character. In the crown is a typical blue sapphire crystal cabochon.

Cartier Replica Watches

Cartier Replica Watches

Cartier blends graceful sophistication with high-horology intrigue in a package which I can’t see too many watch collectors shunning. The Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromystérieux might not be the next luxury timepiece for everyone, but it is certainly a resolute crowd pleaser. It also happens to be a limited edition. Cheap Luxury Watches will produce just 100 pieces of the Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromystérieux in palladium, with no immediate plans for further models in the future. With that said, Cartier has confirmed the availability of a baguette-cut diamond-set versions of the Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromystérieux watch in addition to the non gem-set models.