Steel Case Skeletonized Dial Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication Replica Watch

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication

Cartier’s parent company, Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication Replica Watch, purchased the Geneva-based facilities of Manufacture Roger Dubuis, a producer of Geneva Seal movements. Because for a movement to be awarded the Geneva Seal it not only has to meet certain strict aesthetic (and now, timekeeping) requirements, but the movement itself also has to be manufactured in the canton of Geneva, Cartier moved ten of its master watchmakers into the facility.

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication

Features include a flying tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and a minute repeater, any one of which, taken on its own, is an impressive horological feat. While there is no consensus or golden rule to follow on this, generally speaking, for a watch to be called a Grand Complication, its set of features has to include one of each of the following complications: an astronomical complication (perpetual calendar, for example), a chiming complication (minute repeater, sonnerie) and a stopwatch function (chronograph or split-second chronograph).

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication

A fascinating detail that anyone who only lists the features of the cartier rotonde de cartier replica possibly glosses over is the size and hence questionable necessity of that micro-rotor. In the image above, you will see that it is extremely small and thin – even by micro-rotor standards – which certainly doesn’t help when one considers the often inferior winding efficiency of such small-sized rotors in movements. Also, although the 5.5 millimeter overall thickness for the movement is a fantastic achievement in and of itself, it just boggles the mind to think that it could have been even slimmer, were it not for the automatic winding. Anyhow, the 9406 MC caliber runs at 3 Hertz (21,600 beats per hour) and boasts 50 hours (or two full days and then some) of power reserve – again, impressive stuff for a movement of such complexity and thickness.

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication

Thanks to the heavily skeletonized dial – which still has a marked flange ring, nicely visible sub-dials, and a set of perhaps a-tad-too-thin Breguet-style hands – basically, every function of the cartier replica watches movement is visible through either the dial or through the crystal case back. Thankfully, gone are the days when watches demanding six-figure prices were afraid to show off months’ worth of decorating work, hiding so much of it under dull, solid dials!