In 2009, Cartier introduced its first timepiece in which skeletonized bridges in the form of Roman numerals acted as the dial of the watch. This year Cartier takes this art to a new level with the limited edition Pasha de Cartier skeleton flying tourbillon. Find wallpaper and pricing inside.
The Pasha is one of Cartier’s design icons. In the past, the case and dial captured the eye first, but in this new interpretation, the movement stands front and center. The Calibre 9457 MC has a specially developed flying tourbillon escapement. For the first time, its bridges take the form of Arabic numerals, which have always been one of the distinctive design elements of the Pasha de Cartier watch.
This model has a diameter of 42mm and a Geneva Seal movement where empty space contrasts with depth and textures created by hand-applied finishes such as beveled bridges, satin-brushed sides and circular-grained wheels. The stylized and engraved 3, 9 and 12 frame the flying tourbillon’s carriage at six o’clock. The movement is driven by a skeletonized barrel with visible mainspring.
Produced in a limited edition of 100 timepieces priced at approximately $129,000, this new interpretation of the skeleton watch marks the Pasha’s official entry into the Cartier Fine Watchmaking Collection.
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Pasha de Cartier skeleton flying tourbillon watch
Case: 18 carat white gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Crown: fluted in 18 carat white gold, set with a sapphire cabochon
Case back: sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 metres / 100 feet / 3 bar
Skeleton without dial
Hands: diamond-shaped in blued steel
Strap: black alligator skin
Clasp: double adjustable folding in 18 carat white gold
Limited series of 100 individually numbered timepieces
Movement: Skeleton flying tourbillon Calibre 9457 MC, Geneva Seal
Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, Calibre 9457 MC, certified Geneva Seal, flying tourbillon, skeletonised bridges in the form of Arabic numerals
Casing-up diameter: 14¾ lines (33.1 mm)
Total diameter: 15 lines (33.5 mm)
Thickness: 5.48 mm
Number of jewels: 19
Number of parts: 175
Balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
Individually numbered movement
Approximate USA retail price: $129,000