2012/01/18 - Cartier new Rotonde de Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon

In combining a traditional Fine Watchmaking movement with a modern, graphic structure, the Rotonde de Cartier Cadran Lové tourbillon watch symbolises the unique spirit of Cartier, creator of Fine Watchmaking.

Meticulously developed in the Cartier Manufacture, it shows all the characteristics of a rich and constantly renewed watchmaking heritage. Its movement, based on the calibre 9452 MC, has been entirely redesigned in order to invert and skeletonise an entire section. The exceptionally fine finishing has been executed in the strict Geneva tradition, entitling Cartier to display the prestigious Geneva Seal.

The very special structure of the solid gold grid results from a design based on highly advanced technology. This preparatory stage is then completed by craftsmen who sculpt the openwork Roman numerals directly in the solid gold block. The numerals are then bevelled and decorated entirely by hand, a process requiring many hours of work.

Technical specifications

Ref. : W1556214 White Gold

Mechanical Manufacture movement with manuel winding, calibre 9458 MC, certified Geneva Seal, flying tourbillon with a C-shaped carriage.

Casing-up diameter : 17 lines, i.e. 38 mm
Total diameter : 39 mm
Thickness : 5.58 mm
Number of jewels : 19
Number of parts : 167
Balance : 21.600 vibrations/hour
Power reserve : approx. 50 hours
Individually numbered movement