2012/01/18 - Cartier new Grande Complication Pocket Watch

In reviving a long tradition of complication pocket watches, Cartier again demonstrates its status as a major Manufacture of Fine Watchmaking by reinterpreting the design codes of this type of timepiece in a contemporary style. The famous creator of shaped watches offers a superb new interpretation of the pocket watch : a generous case of almost 59.2 mm entirely skeletonised from a single block of solid gold from which its Roman numerals emerge.

This exceptional size enables us to admire the 9436 MC movement with its impressive technical characteristics which include a tourbillon, a perpetuel calendar, a single push-piece chronograph, and an 8-day power reserve.

The skeletonising, and the champfering of the Roman numerals and the movement, require 300 hours of meticulous work with an additional 200 hours for assembling and regulating this exceptional piece.

Technical specifications

Ref. : W1556213 White Gold

Mechanical manufacture movement with manual winding, calibre 9436 MC, skeleton with tourbillon, single push-piece chronograph and perpetual calendar.

Casing-up diameter : 15 lines, i.e. 33.8 mm
Total diameter : 34.6 mm
Thickness : 10.25 mm
Number of jewels : 37
Number of parts : 457
Balance : 21.600 vibrations/hour
Power reserve : approx. 8 days
Individually numbered movement