Walking in the Air
Being the undisputed champion of mystery watches in the 21st century, Cartier has set bar even higher with the Rotonde de Cartier Astromysterieux. First and foremost, this incredible timepiece showcases some of the brand’s most impressive mechanical miracles, namely the Astrorégulateur, a minute repeater, the Astrotourbillon (which actually doesn’t completely fit the technical definition of a traditional tourbillon) and the skeleton grande complication. More importantly, though, unlike a typical mystery watch where it’s the hands that are “mysteriously” mounted, almost the entire movement seems to float in the middle of the case while revolving once every hour. Will this become the true successor of the venerable tourbillon? Well, that remains, for now, a mystery.