Pre-SIHH: 3 New Cartier Men’s Watches

Cartier Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton

Cartier’s Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton is a new version of the palladium Tank MC Skeleton that was launched earlier this year. This watch features an openworked movement in which the Roman numerals and hour markers also serve as bridges. This new model adds a striking two-tone finish to this already interesting movement. Polished and plated pink-gold bevels highlight the gray-ruthenium-coated bridges. The highlights match the rose-gold case and hands. A close examination yields an appreciation for the extent and quality of the bevels and the polishing.

The Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton will retail for €36,000, or about $49,500.

Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton - front
Cartier Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton, front (above) and back (below)

Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton - back_back_560SPECS:

  • Case: rose gold
  • Diameter: 34.5 mm x 43.8 mm
  • Crystal: sapphire
  • Caseback: sapphire
  • Crown: faceted in rose gold, set with a faceted blue sapphire
  • Dial: with Roman numerals formed by the bridges of the movement
  • Hands: sword-shaped in gold-colored steel
  • Case thickness: 9.3 mm
  • Strap: brown alligator-skin
  • Clasp: double adjustable folding buckle in 18k rose gold
  • Water-resistance: 30 meters (100 feet)
  • Movement: Manufacture mechanical with manual winding, Calibre 9619 MC, hours, minutes with skeletonized bridges forming Roman numerals
  • Cased-up dimensions: 12½ lignes x 12½ lignes or 28 mm x 28 mm
  • Total dimensions: 28.6 mm x 28.6 mm
  • Thickness: 3.97 mm
  • Number of jewels: 20
  • Number of parts: 138
  • Balance: 28,800 vph
  • Power reserve: approx. 3 days

All photos: Laziz Hamani, (c) Cartier 2013

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