SIHH 2016: Introducing the Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux Caliber 9462 MC (Hands On)

Cartier has long been a master of mystery clocks, creating famous see-through clocks for more than a century. These Mystery clocks showcased rock crystal and other clear materials for the dial so that the hands seem to float in space – telling the time without any apparent link to the movement. While these clocks mystified…

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Cartier, Baur Foundation Bring “Asia Imagined” to Life at this Geneva Exhibition

An incredible exhibit of nearly 250 objects of art with Asian inspiration – more than half of them created by Cartier — draws visitors from around the world to the grand city of Geneva. Opened on November 12th, 2015, and running until February 14th, 2016, the exhibit, “Asia Imagined” is presented by the Baur Foundation…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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Women’s Watches, Especially Mechanicals, Continue to Steal the Limelight

Early last year, just after SIHH 2015, I wrote an article for Departures Magazine on the prevalence of women’s watches. The year before that, I had written an article in a Niche Media publication on how women’s watches were taking the world by storm. Because I know for a fact that we will be seeing…

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Hands On with Cartier’s Newest Skeletonized Watches: Cle’ de Cartier Skeleton and Crash Skeleton (Pre-SIHH 2016)

Recently in New York City, I got first-hand looks at some of the most exciting new timepieces destined to make their way to the US market next year. I’m speaking about the new Cartier watches that were shown as a sneak peek at the upcoming SIHH 2016 in Geneva. While there are some spectacular new…

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Up Close with the All-New Cle’ de Cartier Collection

Earlier this year at the SIHH in Geneva, Cartier made another unprecedented move. The brand introduced an all-new watch line: Cle’ de Cartier. It is the brand’s first new preconceived round shaped watch since the incredibly successful launch of the Ballon Bleu. The line, designed to be unisex, features an unusual crown meant to resemble a…

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