Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon

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Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon

Brand  : Cartier
Collection  : Fine Watchmaking Collection
Model  : Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon
Reference  : WHRO0023
Nber of pieces : 50
Complement : Titanium - Alligator Strap
On sale : 2017

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  • Brand  : Cartier
    Collection  : Fine Watchmaking Collection
    Model  : Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon
    Reference  : WHRO0023
    Nber of pieces : 50
    Complement : Titanium - Alligator Strap
    On sale : 2017
    List Price : On request
    Diameter : 45 mm
    Thickness : 11.15 mm
    Styles : Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : 9407 MC
    Calibre distinction : Circular Graining
    Hallmark of Geneva
    Complication : Minute repeater and mysterious double tourbillon
    Case material : Titanium
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Crown set with a sapphire cabochon
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Display : Steel Sword-shaped hands
    Glass : Antireflective coating
    Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    + More characteristics :
    Movement
    Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, minute repeater and mysterious double tourbillon
    Encasing diamete: 17 ½ lines, i.e. 39.30 mm
    Total diameter 39.30 mm
    Thickness 6.05 mm
    Number of jewels 45
    Number of parts 448
    Frequency 21,600 vibrations/hour
    Power reserve 3.5 days minimum

    Titanium
    Crown beaded set with a sapphire cabochon

    Dial
    Hands: sword-shaped in rhodium-finish steel

    Strap / Buckle
    Black “Gomma” alligator skin
    Buckle folding 18-carat white gold

    Numbered limited series of 50 pieces

    Also available in versions set with baguette-cut diamonds

DESCRIPTION

  • Fine Watchmaking timepieces - A harmony of Cartier signatures

    The round case of the Rotonde de Cartier collection presents the ideal platform for a perfect dialogue between the iconic signatures of Cartier Fine Watchmaking.

    The Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour watch showcases the mysterious movement of the Maison within the incomparable architecture of the Cartier skeleton. In the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon watch, another mysterious movement encounters the rhythmic spectacle of the Maison’s open-work minute repeater.

    ROTONDE DE CARTIER - Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon

    Cartier brings the aesthetic of its mysterious movement to one of the most demanding complications in the watchmaker’s repertoire: the minute repeater.

    The Rotonde de Cartier watch combines the mysterious movement and this particular complication for the very first time, with impressive effect. In addition to the technical feat of assembling 448 parts in a case measuring a mere 11.15 mm, the timepiece is aesthetically stunning. The openwork mechanism and contrasting black rhodium plating expose the transparency of the mysterious double tourbillon, and reveal the steady rhythm of the minute repeater on demand.

    Endless fascination: the mysterious double tourbillon

    The magical mechanism of the mysterious double tourbillon stays true to the aesthetic of Cartier mysterious movements inherited from the mystery clocks first created in 1912.

    Its flying tourbillon, which effects a complete rotation in 60 seconds, appears to float in mid-air, seemingly unconnected to the movement. Adding to the illusion is the sapphire disc bearing the tourbillon that in turn completes one rotation every five minutes.

    The spectacle of the mysterious double tourbillon, off-centred between 9 o’clock and 10 o’clock, is all the more impressive for the action of the minute repeater hammers visible at 6 o’clock, an unmistakeable stylistic signature of Cartier Fine Watchmaking.

    On-demand enchantment for the senses : the minute repeater

    From the case to the mechanism, Cartier watchmakers have designed this watch to chime the time. All of the four qualities of sound have been considered to optimise the acoustics of the Rotonde de Cartier watch with calibre 9407 MC.

    Loudness

    Loudness refers to the volume of the sound and is measured in decibels. To achieve improved loudness for the minute repeater, the weight of the Rotonde de Cartier watch has been reduced to a minimum. The titanium case is hollowed out; the push-piece is fitted with a trigger and, thanks to the absence of a dial, the head of the watch is reduced to weigh less than 50 grams. The movement is attached to the case at four points, with the gongs attached at an additional two points, which serves to maximise the transmission of sound vibrations between the minute repeater mechanism and the watch. Measuring 45 mm in diameter, the watch presents an ideal surface for resonance.

    Timbre

    Timbre is primarily determined by the choice of note and the clarity of the sound. To ensure a harmonious sound, the gongs of the calibre 9407 MC are tuned to B (5th octave) for the hours and D (6th octave) for the minutes. When the minute repeater is activated, an inertia fly-wheel visible at 7 o’clock turns silently, ensuring a clear sound free of unwanted noise.

    Richness

    Richness gives personality to the sound produced by a minute repeater, and is determined by the geometry and material of the gongs used for the movement. The calibre 9407 MC features square gongs made from hardened steel, which deliver a rich sound with eight harmonics.

    Duration

    Duration refers to the proper carrying of the sound over time. Duration is determined by the regularity of the hammer strikes on the gongs. Because the gongs have a square profile, the hammers can be directed to strike a precise surface. This construction ensures the same sound is produced from one strike to the next. The inertia fly-wheel regulates the striking speed of the hammers to ensure the strikes are consistent.

    Contrasting aesthetic

    The fully open-work aesthetic of the calibre 9407 MC offsets the mechanical density of the movement with the transparency of the mysterious double tourbillon. Meanwhile the black rhodium finish on the movement further heightens and adds contrast.

    “Poinçon de Genève”: the hallmark of exceptional craftsmanship

    The Rotonde de Cartier watch with 9407 MC movement is certified “Poinçon de Genève”, which attests to the expertise of the Cartier workshops in designing and assembling the watch, as well as meticulously hand-finishing each of the parts.

    Rotonde de Cartier watch

    The appeal of the Rotonde de Cartier watch lies in its perfectly proportioned forms. The two prestigious complications are showcased amongst the open curves of the timepiece.

    The slender profile guarantees unrivalled comfort and wearability. The discerning aesthetic extends to the feel of the watch itself: in the careful choice of a matt finish for the “Gomma” alligator-skin strap, the softness of rubber is combined with the precious quality of alligator skin.

  • Fine Watchmaking timepieces - A harmony of Cartier signatures

    The round case of the Rotonde de Cartier collection presents the ideal platform for a perfect dialogue between the iconic signatures of Cartier Fine Watchmaking.

    The Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour watch showcases the mysterious movement of the Maison within the incomparable architecture of the Cartier skeleton. In the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon watch, another mysterious movement encounters the rhythmic spectacle of the Maison’s open-work minute repeater.

    ROTONDE DE CARTIER - Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon

    Cartier brings the aesthetic of its mysterious movement to one of the most demanding complications in the watchmaker’s repertoire: the minute repeater.

    The Rotonde de Cartier watch combines the mysterious movement and this particular complication for the very first time, with impressive effect. In addition to the technical feat of assembling 448 parts in a case measuring a mere 11.15 mm, the timepiece is aesthetically stunning. The openwork mechanism and contrasting black rhodium plating expose the transparency of the mysterious double tourbillon, and reveal the steady rhythm of the minute repeater on demand.

    Endless fascination: the mysterious double tourbillon

    The magical mechanism of the mysterious double tourbillon stays true to the aesthetic of Cartier mysterious movements inherited from the mystery clocks first created in 1912.

    Its flying tourbillon, which effects a complete rotation in 60 seconds, appears to float in mid-air, seemingly unconnected to the movement. Adding to the illusion is the sapphire disc bearing the tourbillon that in turn completes one rotation every five minutes.

    The spectacle of the mysterious double tourbillon, off-centred between 9 o’clock and 10 o’clock, is all the more impressive for the action of the minute repeater hammers visible at 6 o’clock, an unmistakeable stylistic signature of Cartier Fine Watchmaking.

    On-demand enchantment for the senses : the minute repeater

    From the case to the mechanism, Cartier watchmakers have designed this watch to chime the time. All of the four qualities of sound have been considered to optimise the acoustics of the Rotonde de Cartier watch with calibre 9407 MC.

    Loudness

    Loudness refers to the volume of the sound and is measured in decibels. To achieve improved loudness for the minute repeater, the weight of the Rotonde de Cartier watch has been reduced to a minimum. The titanium case is hollowed out; the push-piece is fitted with a trigger and, thanks to the absence of a dial, the head of the watch is reduced to weigh less than 50 grams. The movement is attached to the case at four points, with the gongs attached at an additional two points, which serves to maximise the transmission of sound vibrations between the minute repeater mechanism and the watch. Measuring 45 mm in diameter, the watch presents an ideal surface for resonance.

    Timbre

    Timbre is primarily determined by the choice of note and the clarity of the sound. To ensure a harmonious sound, the gongs of the calibre 9407 MC are tuned to B (5th octave) for the hours and D (6th octave) for the minutes. When the minute repeater is activated, an inertia fly-wheel visible at 7 o’clock turns silently, ensuring a clear sound free of unwanted noise.

    Richness

    Richness gives personality to the sound produced by a minute repeater, and is determined by the geometry and material of the gongs used for the movement. The calibre 9407 MC features square gongs made from hardened steel, which deliver a rich sound with eight harmonics.

    Duration

    Duration refers to the proper carrying of the sound over time. Duration is determined by the regularity of the hammer strikes on the gongs. Because the gongs have a square profile, the hammers can be directed to strike a precise surface. This construction ensures the same sound is produced from one strike to the next. The inertia fly-wheel regulates the striking speed of the hammers to ensure the strikes are consistent.

    Contrasting aesthetic

    The fully open-work aesthetic of the calibre 9407 MC offsets the mechanical density of the movement with the transparency of the mysterious double tourbillon. Meanwhile the black rhodium finish on the movement further heightens and adds contrast.

    “Poinçon de Genève”: the hallmark of exceptional craftsmanship

    The Rotonde de Cartier watch with 9407 MC movement is certified “Poinçon de Genève”, which attests to the expertise of the Cartier workshops in designing and assembling the watch, as well as meticulously hand-finishing each of the parts.

    Rotonde de Cartier watch

    The appeal of the Rotonde de Cartier watch lies in its perfectly proportioned forms. The two prestigious complications are showcased amongst the open curves of the timepiece.

    The slender profile guarantees unrivalled comfort and wearability. The discerning aesthetic extends to the feel of the watch itself: in the careful choice of a matt finish for the “Gomma” alligator-skin strap, the softness of rubber is combined with the precious quality of alligator skin.

  • Brand  : Cartier
    Collection  : Fine Watchmaking Collection
    Model  : Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon
    Reference  : WHRO0023
    Nber of pieces : 50
    Complement : Titanium - Alligator Strap
    On sale : 2017
    List Price : On request
    Diameter : 45 mm
    Thickness : 11.15 mm
    Styles : Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : 9407 MC
    Calibre distinction : Circular Graining
    Hallmark of Geneva
    Complication : Minute repeater and mysterious double tourbillon
    Case material : Titanium
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Crown set with a sapphire cabochon
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Display : Steel Sword-shaped hands
    Glass : Antireflective coating
    Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    More characteristics :
    Movement
    Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, minute repeater and mysterious double tourbillon
    Encasing diamete: 17 ½ lines, i.e. 39.30 mm
    Total diameter 39.30 mm
    Thickness 6.05 mm
    Number of jewels 45
    Number of parts 448
    Frequency 21,600 vibrations/hour
    Power reserve 3.5 days minimum

    Titanium
    Crown beaded set with a sapphire cabochon

    Dial
    Hands: sword-shaped in rhodium-finish steel

    Strap / Buckle
    Black “Gomma” alligator skin
    Buckle folding 18-carat white gold

    Numbered limited series of 50 pieces

    Also available in versions set with baguette-cut diamonds