Cartier’s has extended its brilliance to its first-minute repeater, on display in New York – the Cartier Rotonde Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon. This is a Limited Edition collection with 50 pieces crafted in rose gold and 50 pieces in titanium. Entirely developed in-house, the Rotonde has a case measuring 45mm and sapphire crystals to adorn the beauty. For practicality’s sake, Cartier has even designed this watch to be water-resistant up to 30 meters. Now that is seriously cool. The price is approximately 220,000 euros ($ 288 200) in titanium and 225,000 ($ 295000) euro in pink gold. And we think the price is quite reasonable for the kind of superior mechanism used by Cartier.
Besides the complications of a fascinating flying tourbillon and a minute repeater, the Rotonde features an incredible caliber 9402 MC that uses 447 pieces to produce a minute repeater with a sound level of an incredible 68 decibels in titanium and 63 when composed of rose gold. The movement is the Swiss manual-wind Cartier in-house caliber 9402MC with 47 jewels. 20 of these watches can be produced per year by Cartier. It comes as no surprise now that Cartier took 4 years to roll out the Rotonde, their first-minute repeater, and it doesn’t disappoint one bit. It is time other brands roll up their sleeves and buck up before their time runs out.
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