2012/01/18 - Cartier new Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon

The Rotonde de Cartier minute repeater with flying tourbillon watch is the result of five years of research into the different characteristics of watch acoustics. Cartier's Research and Development Department has taken up challenge of offering lovers of fine watchmaking a minute repeater watch which, while remaining traditional in its design, represents a synthesis  of in-depth acoustic research as applied to watchmaking.

From the original design to the production and assembly of the 9402 MC movement, Cartier has used all its expertise to develop a watch that reveals all the details of these two major complications.

The dial of the Rotonde de Cartier not only shows the motion of the tourbillon carriage but also the key components of the minute repeater : the movement is designed to give a continuous view of the flywheel, hammers and gongs.

At the same time, the sapphire case back reveals the 447 components of a movement that is produced according to the purest watchmaking tradition designed to meet the rigorous criteria of the Geneva Seal.

Technical specifications

Ref. : W1556209 Titanium / W1556229 Pink Gold

Mechanical Manufacture movement with manual winding, calibre 9402 MC, certified Geneva Seal, with minute repeater and flying tourbillon.

Casing-up diameter : 14 3/4 lines, i.e. 33.4 mm
Total diameter : 39.7 mm
Thickness : 9.58 mm
Number of jewels : 45
Number of parts : 447
Balance : 21.600 vibrations/tour
Power reserve : approx. 50 hours