Crash Squelette

W7200001

Brand  : Cartier
Collection  : Fine Watchmaking Collection
Model  : Crash Squelette
Reference  : W7200001
Complement : Platinum - Aliigator Strap
On sale : 2015

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  • Brand  : Cartier
    Collection  : Fine Watchmaking Collection
    Model  : Crash Squelette
    Reference  : W7200001
    Complement : Platinum - Aliigator Strap
    On sale : 2015
    List Price : 76 000 €
    Height : 45.32 mm
    Width : 28.15 mm
    Thickness : 9.62 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : Calibre 9618 MC
    Calibre distinction : Skeleton
    Complication : Skeleton
    Case material : Platinum
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Beaded crown set with a blue cabochon sapphire
    Shape : Other
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Display : Blued steel Sword-shaped hands
    Indexes : Roman numerals
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Grey
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    + More characteristics : Crash skeleton watch
    Skeletonised bridges forming Roman numerals. calibre 9618 MC

    Mechanical Manufacture movement with manual winding. calibre 9618 MC. hours and minutes complication
    with skeletonised bridges forming Roman numerals
    Casing-up dimensions:
    17¼ lines x 9½ lines.
    37.9 mm x 20.2 mm
    Total dimensions:
    38.5 mm x 21.2 mm
    Thickness: 3.97 mm
    Number of jewels: 20
    Number of parts: 138
    Balance: 28.800 vibrations/hour
    Power reserve: approx. 3 days

    Case
    950/1000 platinum
    Beaded crown in 950/1000 platinum set with a blue cabochon sapphire
    Hands: blued-steel. sword-shaped

    Grey alligator skin strap
    Double adjustable foldiing clasp in 18-carat white gold

DESCRIPTION

  • SIHH 2015

    CARTIER, OR THE ART OF PERFECTION  

    CARTIER: A SCULPTOR OF MOVEMENTS  

    THE CRASH SKELETON WATCH, CALIBRE 9618 MC  


    1967: The year that a legend entered Cartier’s watchmaking repertoire with the accidental and joyous appearance of the Crash watch.  

    2014: With the Crash skeleton watch, Cartier creates one of its first shaped movements: the calibre 9618 MC, the first of the Mechanical Legends. The collection meets a doubly high standard by regarding shape as the common denominator between the case and its movement.  

    The birth of a legend  

    Created in 1967 in Swinging London, the Crash watch expresses the sparkling, carefree spirit of an era that was all about complete freedom. The unlikely design of this watch could only have been conceived by Cartier, the great maker of shaped watches. Passionate and in touch with the spirit of the times, it sought to create a unique watch that would capture the joyous burst of rebellion and pop culture that shook up the conformism of the time.  

    How was it really created' A client entrusted a damaged Cartier watch to the head of the London subsidiary. Immediately captivated by this never-before-seen design, he decided to incorporate its folly into the vocabulary of Cartier’s watch shapes. With its asymmetrical dial, the Crash watch very soon became a collector’s watch, produced in very limited editions. Its shape became legendary and its name was argued over by an informed elite for whom it represented a seventies underground icon. The legend took hold.  

    In the name of creative freedom  

    Today, it is not simply the case that Cartier has subjected to radical transformations, but the entire movement which finds itself transformed, “crashed” in order to sit within the concave form of the case.  

    As a sculptor of shapes, Cartier used this watchmaking material to model it: the constraints both served as the guide and offered resistance, they were the source of discoveries. The entire movement was rethought. Pushing technical prowess and achievement yet further, the dial is completely skeletonised, covered with oversized Roman numerals that reveal the movement beneath. They provide the support for the calibre. 

     This aesthetic choice firmly places this watch in the world of Fine Watchmaking because the skeletonised movement ranks among the most emblematic complications. Through the transparent case back, the gear trains of the calibre 9618 MC with manual winding can be admired.  

    Fine Watchmaking and controlled extravagance  

    The calibre 9618 MC is not a traditional movement that has simply been modified to adjust to the shape of the case.  

    It was designed from the outset as an openwork movement, conceived by watchmakers to achieve the best effect in terms of arrangement and aesthetics. The result is spectacular. The plates are sculpted and the entire movement has become the watch’s dial.  

    Due to its design and the skeletonising of the plates, the movement displays a large number of surfaces. On the Crash skeleton watch, all these surfaces have benefited from a Fine Watchmaking finish: satin-finishing of the steel components, and Roman numerals with chamfered and polished flanks.  

    By adapting the arrangement of the Crash skeleton watch’s movement to its case, Cartier reaffirms its identity as an artist and creator. Its ever pioneering daring and freedom surpass and enhance the scope for expression of its Fine Watchmaking creations.

  • SIHH 2015

    CARTIER, OR THE ART OF PERFECTION  

    CARTIER: A SCULPTOR OF MOVEMENTS  

    THE CRASH SKELETON WATCH, CALIBRE 9618 MC  


    1967: The year that a legend entered Cartier’s watchmaking repertoire with the accidental and joyous appearance of the Crash watch.  

    2014: With the Crash skeleton watch, Cartier creates one of its first shaped movements: the calibre 9618 MC, the first of the Mechanical Legends. The collection meets a doubly high standard by regarding shape as the common denominator between the case and its movement.  

    The birth of a legend  

    Created in 1967 in Swinging London, the Crash watch expresses the sparkling, carefree spirit of an era that was all about complete freedom. The unlikely design of this watch could only have been conceived by Cartier, the great maker of shaped watches. Passionate and in touch with the spirit of the times, it sought to create a unique watch that would capture the joyous burst of rebellion and pop culture that shook up the conformism of the time.  

    How was it really created' A client entrusted a damaged Cartier watch to the head of the London subsidiary. Immediately captivated by this never-before-seen design, he decided to incorporate its folly into the vocabulary of Cartier’s watch shapes. With its asymmetrical dial, the Crash watch very soon became a collector’s watch, produced in very limited editions. Its shape became legendary and its name was argued over by an informed elite for whom it represented a seventies underground icon. The legend took hold.  

    In the name of creative freedom  

    Today, it is not simply the case that Cartier has subjected to radical transformations, but the entire movement which finds itself transformed, “crashed” in order to sit within the concave form of the case.  

    As a sculptor of shapes, Cartier used this watchmaking material to model it: the constraints both served as the guide and offered resistance, they were the source of discoveries. The entire movement was rethought. Pushing technical prowess and achievement yet further, the dial is completely skeletonised, covered with oversized Roman numerals that reveal the movement beneath. They provide the support for the calibre. 

     This aesthetic choice firmly places this watch in the world of Fine Watchmaking because the skeletonised movement ranks among the most emblematic complications. Through the transparent case back, the gear trains of the calibre 9618 MC with manual winding can be admired.  

    Fine Watchmaking and controlled extravagance  

    The calibre 9618 MC is not a traditional movement that has simply been modified to adjust to the shape of the case.  

    It was designed from the outset as an openwork movement, conceived by watchmakers to achieve the best effect in terms of arrangement and aesthetics. The result is spectacular. The plates are sculpted and the entire movement has become the watch’s dial.  

    Due to its design and the skeletonising of the plates, the movement displays a large number of surfaces. On the Crash skeleton watch, all these surfaces have benefited from a Fine Watchmaking finish: satin-finishing of the steel components, and Roman numerals with chamfered and polished flanks.  

    By adapting the arrangement of the Crash skeleton watch’s movement to its case, Cartier reaffirms its identity as an artist and creator. Its ever pioneering daring and freedom surpass and enhance the scope for expression of its Fine Watchmaking creations.

  • Brand  : Cartier
    Collection  : Fine Watchmaking Collection
    Model  : Crash Squelette
    Reference  : W7200001
    Complement : Platinum - Aliigator Strap
    On sale : 2015
    List Price : 76 000 €
    Height : 45.32 mm
    Width : 28.15 mm
    Thickness : 9.62 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : Calibre 9618 MC
    Calibre distinction : Skeleton
    Complication : Skeleton
    Case material : Platinum
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Beaded crown set with a blue cabochon sapphire
    Shape : Other
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Display : Blued steel Sword-shaped hands
    Indexes : Roman numerals
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Grey
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    More characteristics : Crash skeleton watch
    Skeletonised bridges forming Roman numerals. calibre 9618 MC

    Mechanical Manufacture movement with manual winding. calibre 9618 MC. hours and minutes complication
    with skeletonised bridges forming Roman numerals
    Casing-up dimensions:
    17¼ lines x 9½ lines.
    37.9 mm x 20.2 mm
    Total dimensions:
    38.5 mm x 21.2 mm
    Thickness: 3.97 mm
    Number of jewels: 20
    Number of parts: 138
    Balance: 28.800 vibrations/hour
    Power reserve: approx. 3 days

    Case
    950/1000 platinum
    Beaded crown in 950/1000 platinum set with a blue cabochon sapphire
    Hands: blued-steel. sword-shaped

    Grey alligator skin strap
    Double adjustable foldiing clasp in 18-carat white gold