Get rid of history and let new ideas run freely and be realized. For Cartier, the exploration in the field of fine watchmaking is endless. The birth of each work begins on a blank page .
RotondedeCartier reverse tourbillon watch, through the reverse arrangement of the tourbillon, presents a perfect grasp of the dial space, interpreting a unique creative aesthetics. By re-arranging the hour, minute, and second function displays to free up dial space and simplify the entire movement to only be supported by the minimum bridge, Cartier’s watchmakers have shown the magnificent atmosphere of the floating tourbillon device, so that This Rotondede Cartier reverse tourbillon watch with 9458MC movement becomes an extraordinary masterpiece combining geometric design and masculine aesthetics.
The challenge of creating this watch was not only its appearance, but also its internal structure, and Cartier successfully concentrated the movement in the square inch space of the bridge.
The dazzling dial of the Rotondede Cartier reverse tourbillon watch is modified with traditional carvings, and its radial pattern is one of Cartier’s iconic designs.
Since Pierre Cartier discovered Fabergé’s work on his first trip to Russia, Cartier has begun using glyphs. Geometric patterns composed of lines and dots are carved on the metal, and then covered with enamel or maintained in the engraved state. In Cartier, the inspiration for the glyphs comes from a variety of pattern designs: radial patterns carved from the center on the dial, frame or small table clock; corrugated or scale patterns dotted on office supplies or pens.
In this Rotondede Cartier reversing tourbillon watch, Cartier cleverly combines the luster of platinum with the radial engraving. The non-rhodium-plated platinum acts as a wonderful light source when reflecting light, and forms a dazzling beam of light with the wonderful radial texture of geometric patterns. When moving the dial, the radial engraving captures the reflected light and scatters it, creating a more dazzling flashing effect.
The dial on this Rotondede Cartier watch is rich in layers and easy to read. Radial carving, the delicate setting of the floating tourbillon and bridge, the arc-shaped second track, and the iconic blue-steel hands all make this piece more perfect.
A true masterpiece that subtly blends Cartier’s iconic design elements in a simple dial that abandons digital hour markers: the classic Rotondede Cartier case in the Cartier Haute Horlogerie collection, the convex sapphire crown, and the seconds Cartier ‘C’ shape of the bell.
In order to highlight the unique geometric pattern on the dial and enhance the radiation effect of the engraving, the watch uses an eccentric design to show the traditional asymmetric beauty. The floating tourbillon, which is placed in the seconds track and at the core of the dial composition, beats like a heart.
Freedom to Strictly Create
Combining exquisite craftsmanship and elegant appearance, this inverse tourbillon movement is carefully crafted by Cartier Watch Workshop, showing all aspects of the brand’s heritage and innovative watchmaking tradition.
Cartier is determined to present the secrets that have always been hidden to the world. This construction, which requires the best aesthetic effects and high technical standards at the same time, requires a lot of effort on the part of the watchmaker to complete the finishing process of 167 parts. Like all movements used in Cartier’s fine watchmaking series, this manual-winding mechanical movement with a 52-hour power reserve has all its parts finished by hand.
Every part of the movement is carefully modified: the bridge is chamfered and polished, the sides are brushed, the screw heads are polished, and the splint is decorated with Côtede Genève. Its parallel stripes echo the engraving on the dial. This series of strictly modified movements makes this watch meet the rigorous standards of ‘Poinçonde Genève’ (Geneva’s imprint of quality), highlighting the exquisite craftsmanship that adheres to the tradition of watchmaking.
Equipped with floating tourbillon, Cartier 9458MC workshop refined movement
Honored ‘Poinçonde Genève’ (Geneva Quality Seal)
Case: 18K white gold case
Diameter: 46 mm
Crown: 18K white gold bead-shaped crown set with a convex round sapphire
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Case back: sapphire crystal case back
Hands: Sword-shaped blue steel hands
Case thickness: 12.73 mm
Strap: Black alligator strap
Buckle: 18K white gold folding buckle
Water resistance: 3 bar (~ 30 meters)
Cartier 9458MC workshop refined floating tourbillon
Manual winding mechanical movement
Movement diameter: 16¾ legal minutes, that is, 38 mm
Total movement diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 5.58 mm
Number of ruby bearings: 19
Number of movement parts: 167
Balance vibration frequency: 21,600 times per hour
Power reserve: about 50 hours
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