Le 18 décembre 2014, 06:54 dans Humeurs • 0
This automatic movement is nicely finished and decorated, quite appealing with the leap year indicator on the back side. But it is not as spectacular as the Earth and Moon one. The Astrocalendar, despite 2mm less than the earth and Moon is obviously a large watch. But it is the price to pay to get this spectacular area dedicated to the Perpetual http://www.syrauto.com/cartier-roadster-replica-uk.html Calendar data and the flying tourbillon. Our eyes are attracted by the tourbillon and we almost forget the time display on the top of the dial! An innovative and intriguing watch.
Let's stay with a similar case size with the Rotonde de Cartier tourbillon chronograph. We find again the caliber 9438MC coming from Renaud&Papi in this Rotonde context (we previously saw it with the Pasha tourbillon chronograph). It features a minutes & seconds chronograph and a tourbillon with a 8 days power reserve. Despite a rather classic context, it contains several original details like the power reserve indicator or the vertical bridge of the tourbillon. I appreciate the dial lay-out of this watch even if I'm sure that, due to the subdials locations and the diameter of the movement (34, 6mm), the watch could http://www.syrauto.com/hublot-classic-fusion-45mm-replica-uk.html have been a bit smaller and much thinner. The movement gives a strange feeling: it is at the same time very enjoyable to observe thanks to its flawless finishings and its complexity but it is also a bit too concentrated and not homogeneously spread over the plate. Anyway, it remains a top handwind chronograph movement.
The Rotonde tourbillon chronograph is another impressive novelty from Cartier even if it doesn't have the same impact than the others of the high-end segment: its movement is not new and it lacks the magic side of the Earth and Moon or the Astrocalendar. Let's say it is dedicated to clients who look for a high horology Cartier watch with a more familiar context. We enter a different dimension now with the Rotonde Cartier Day and night with retrograde moonphases. We all know the famous panerai Luminor replica with the Day and night display on the top half and the numerals on the bottom half. It was one of my fav Cartier watches ever thanks to its charming way to display the hours with the Moon and the Sun. This watch created a different way to apprehend the flow of time with the slow motion of the top disk.
The watch is released again, featuring now an additional complication: the retrograde moonphases. The consequence is a larger case (43, 5mm vs 42mm) but hopefully, the new Rotonde Day and night stays very refined thanks to a balanced diameter/thickness (12, 77mm) ratio. I have to confess that the choice of the additional complication is perfect. Actually, the watch uses the moon twice and it gives an almost mysterious atmosphere to this Rotonde. When you look at it for the first time, you don't understand how to read the time. But you quickly understand that you only have to follow the sun and the moon on the top while the minutes are indicated by a classic hand. The Rotonde Day and night, available in Pink Gold or in Palladium, is powered by the automatic movement 9912MC. Once again, Cartier improved the visual rendering of the movement which is nice to observe through the sapphire caseback despite, maybe, the feeling to be a bit too small for the case (this feeling doesn't exist dial side). I had a lot of pleasure to put this Rotonde on the wrist: its originality, the way the retrograde moonphase display decorates the dial and the beauty of the day&night disk make this watch very appealing.