Just a couple of weeks before Christmas, Cartier is making people smile by revealing a limited edition box, which features the brand’s three most emblematic grand complications. Made from mahogany, the ticking treasure chest can be yours for $700,000, and includes a mysterious double tourbillon, a minute repeater tourbillon, and an astrocalendar.
All three exquisite watches have started off from the circular shape of the Rotonde de Cartier, showing off a beautiful vibrant dial finished with deep blue enamel guilloche and I think it’s incredibly obvious that each of these bespoke variations of the Rotonde de Cartier showcase Cartier’s versatility and amazing craftsmanship.
The Mysterious Double Tourbillon Calibre 9454 MC watch features the magical mysterious hours complication, a signature movement from Cartier, which was made famous by the mystery clocks developed by the brand years ago. This movement was updated in 2013 to feature a double tourbillon, an update which adds movement to the watch, rotating on itself every minute and performing a complete revolution every 5 minutes.
Next, the Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Calibre 9402 MC watch comes with a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon, two of the most popular complications right now into one timepiece. The hammers and gongs are showcased at 6 o’clock and even produce a lovely melody.
The last piece in this amazing Fine Watchmaking trilogy is the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire, which features a tourbillon and a stunning perpetual calendar with a circular display, that’s one of a kind. Arranged in concentric tiers, the discs of the perpetual calendar add depth to the watch, in a gorgeous three dimensional display.
Are these three gorgeous watches worth $700,000 !? You decide…