The new Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour for men, in its glorious sapphire and metal combo is the epitome of design, function and mystery as far as watches go. Revealed at a 2015 watches exhibit in Hong Kong, Cartier’s artistry is evident in the merging of 3 of the brand’s previous elements into one masterpiece.
As part of the Clé collection, the Clé Mysterious debuts with the same oblong case and the unique clé, meaning key en français, to ‘wind’ the clock. The special part about this particular key is that, even though its functionality doesn’t differ from other watches, this one is a rectangular crown with blue sapphire embedded in. How’s that for exclusivity?
Along with Cartier caliber 9981 MC that was first revealed in the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hours back in 2013. This is also perhaps where the word mysterious fits in because the transparent discs give the idea of floating hands that made to tell time magically. Like always, Cartier has give the Clé Mysterious series too a semi skeletonized dial. It’s almost like a tradition that has been imbibed since Cartier’s higher-than-high-end opulent collections.
The Clé Mysterious comes in 18k pink gold with a brown leather strap and palladium with a black leather strap; and the dial with asymmetrical Roman numerals is a tad bit wider than usual at 41mm. The dial is otherwise, plain and simple allowing you to admire the clockwork and sapphire crystal that the hands are placed on. The back of the watch, covered in sapphire crystal glass mimics a reverse dial from the front with more views of the wheels and cogs. The 18k pink gold is priced at $64,000 while the palladium is at $68,500.
If this is what decadence looks like, I’d definitely be the woman that wears a man’s watch. If I could afford it, that is.
[ Via : Ablogtowatch ]