Pre- SIHH 2014: Unveiling the Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Watch

The Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon watch offers Tourbillon, second time zone and moonphase on demand.

The Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon watch offers Tourbillon, second time zone and moonphase on demand.
Photo credit: Laziz Hamani © Cartier 2013

Packing a punch – a technical, aesthetic and watchmaking prowess punch– is what this newest Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon timepiece is all about. The alluring blue dialed beauty is set to be officially unveiled in the January 2014 SIHH- but we bring you a sneak peek here.

The complex timepiece houses the Calibre 9440 MC – with 362 parts and 40 jewels.

The complex timepiece houses the Calibre 9440 MC – with 362 parts and 40 jewels.
Photo credit: Laziz Hamani © Cartier 2013

The simply dazzling dial is created of lapis lazuli and features a platinum grid in the form of the Roman numerals for the dial. At 12:00, there is a platinum rendition of Earth, with an aperture above it for the moonphase indication. The complex timepiece houses the Calibre 9440 MC – with 362 parts and 40 jewels. The complicated mechanical manual wind movement offers tourbillon, second time zone and the unusual feature of a moonphase on demand.  It also offers three days of power reserve.

The simply dazzling dial is created of lapis lazuli and features a platinum grid in the form of the Roman numerals.  The 47 mm watch is cased in platinum as only a true work of art should be, and features a sapphire crystal and caseback that allows for viewing of the movement. The crown is beaded in platinum and set with a blue sapphire cabochon.  The watch is finished with an alligator strap and is water resistant to 30 meters. Just 50 numbered pieces will ever be made.

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