Cartier is

Revolution (Hong Kong) - - SIHH 2017 -

renowned for its high vol­ume watch re­leases; it has to cater to its au­di­ence and sat­isfy the masses. It does, how­ever, en­joy sneak­ing in a hy­per-in­ter­est­ing, high-end model or two into their pre­sen­ta­tions, con­tin­u­ing to bol­ster this slowly but surely bloom­ing sec­tor. The Ro­tonde de Cartier Mys­te­ri­ous Dou­ble Tour­bil­lon was cer­tainly a head­turner this year, thanks to its am­bi­tious cal­iber 9407 MC fea­tur­ing a float­ing tour­bil­lon seen at 10 o’clock, and what lies be­neath the sur­face: an on-de­mand minute re­peater. The former com­pletes a full ro­ta­tion once ev­ery 60 sec­onds and is held in place by a ro­tat­ing sap­phire disc that turns ev­ery five min­utes. A sheer de­light to the eyes and ears, per­haps the great­est achieve­ment of the Ro­tonde de Cartier Mys­te­ri­ous Dou­ble Tour­bil­lon is that it houses all 448 in­di­vid­u­ally-fin­ished com­po­nents in a 45mm case at 11.15mm in thick­ness. For a touch more grandeur, a ver­sion set with baguette-cut di­a­monds is also avail­able.

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