Pre-SIHH: 3 New Cartier Men’s Watches

Cartier RDC Earth & MoonThe previews of new luxury watches debuting at the SIHH watch salon in Geneva this January continue to roll in. Our “Watch Insider” Alexander Linz has already shown you one of the new Cartier watches for men premiering at SIHH, the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver. Now we reveal three more new men’s Cartier watches.


1.Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

The Astrocalendaire is one of Cartier’s “headliner” pieces for SIHH 2014. It features a flying tourbillon surrounded by a unique perpetual calendar. The calendar is presented in three concentric circular displays, with the date on the outermost ring, the month in the center, and the day of the week on the inside. A flying tourbillon lies at the center of these displays. Each ring is part of a bridge, and each is on a different level. The rings are stationary, and the day, date and month are indicated by blue PVD rectangles that move around the rings. All displays are set with the crown, except the date, which is corrected via a pusher. Thanks to a complex program wheel with retractable teeth, the calendar can be set forward and back. An innovative use of wheels rather than traditional springs in the calendar mechanism removes the possibility of breaking the display through improper setting. Housed in a 45 mm-x-15.1 mm platinum case, the movement, Caliber 9459, bears the Poinçon de Genève.

The Astrocalendaire will be produced in a limited series of 100 pieces, priced at about €150,000, or approximately $206,000, using a direct conversion at current rates.

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Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire, front (above) and back (below)

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  • Case: platinum
  • Diameter: 45 mm
  • Crown: beaded in platinum, set with a blue sapphire cabochon
  • Crystal: sapphire
  • Caseback: sapphire
  • Dial: silver-colored
  • Bezel: platinum
  • Hands: sword-shaped, blued-steel
  • Case thickness: 15.1 mm
  • Strap: black alligator-skin
  • Clasp: double adjustable folding buckle in 18k white gold
  • Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet)
  • Movement: Manufacture mechanical with automatic winding, Caliber 9459 MC, tourbillon and perpetual calendar with circular display, “Poinçon de Genève” certified timepiece
  • Casing-up diameter: 14 lignes (31.38 mm)
  • Total diameter: 32 mm
  • Thickness: 8.1 mm
  • Number of jewels: 51
  • Number of parts: 382
  • Balance: 21,600 vph
  • Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
  • Limited series of 100 numbered pieces.
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