I went hands-on with the Rotonde de Cartier Mystery Swiss Replica watch that was inspired by historic Cartier clocks which use transparent discs to move hands. These were dubbed “mystery clocks” because it was not obvious how the hands were connected given the illusion that they were floating. This technique has been applied to timepieces before, but Cartier introduced the “mystery” hands which are on transparent discs in the Cartier 9981 MC movement.
Made from 158 parts, the 4.61mm thick 9981 MC movement operates at a modern 4Hz and has a power reserve of 48 hours. That is rather nice considering that the movement itself is actually a crescent. Much of the interior space is open, dedicated to the sapphire crystals that the hands for the hours and minutes are placed upon. This interior section of the Cartier Replica Watch is otherwise transparent, offering a view right through the dial to the other side. Some of the movement is visible through the dial and the rest can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback window.
It is very important to note that while the standard Cartier Clé watch is 40mm wide, the Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour is 41mm wide. I believe this small amount of extra size was necessary to accommodate the wider movement. The case is still pretty thin at just 11.25mm. Interestingly, from a case material perspective the Cartier Replica Watches AAA+ Grade Clé Mysterious Hour will be available in 18k pink gold as well as 950 palladium. Similar to platinum, we really don’t see palladium watches that much. I doubt, however, that there will ever be a steel version of the Clé Mysterious Hour – but that would be awesome.
The off-centered “mystery” time display balances well with the rest of the dial which has blue-filled Cartier Best Replica Watches Roman numeral hour markers. I am typically not a fan of asymmetric watch dials but this is one of those exceptions that I find very visually interesting. While the pink gold version of the timepiece has a more immediate “wealthy feel,” I really like the colors of the palladium model and find it the most visually striking of the two new Clé Mysterious Hour models.
Cartier isn’t wasting any time at all fleshing out the Clé collection with an impressive assortment of both men’s and women’s models as well as mainstream and very high-end exclusive versions. In less than a year Cartier has released Clé models ranging from simple time-only automatics to Clé watches with flying tourbillons. The fine copy watches Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour for men is an attractive higher-end Clé model with a lot of fashionable and collector’s appeal.
It was back in 2010 that Cartier initially presented the Rotonde Astrotourbillon watch. It was a time when Fake Cartier was only beginning to really show off its cred as a in-house watchmaker in attempts to woo an audience of higher-end collectors who mostly saw the company as a maker of fine jewelry, women’s watches, and men’s status pieces with great designs but simple movements.
The Cartier Astrotourbillon Replica Watches China was just that – a new type of whimsical complication that offered a stellar viewing experience. What is an astrotourbillon? It is essentially a balance wheel mounted to a seconds hand. It isn’t a true tourbillon in the sense that the balance wheel does not spin in a cage on its own axis.
Cartier followed up the original Rotonde Astrotourbillon by putting the same movement inside of a Calibre case.Because I liked the Cartier Replica Watches Calibre case a bit more than the Rotonde case – given my predilection for sports watches – that was a very strong offering, in my opinion, and I was happy to see Cartier extending the Astrotourbillon concept into more watches.
Another year later, in 2012, Cartier released a very interesting limited edition version of the Rotonde de Best Cartier Watches with the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal. This saw the implementation of some unique materials born from Cartier’s ID projects into the Astrotourbillon.
Cartier is one of those very few luxury Replica Swiss watch brands that, for an extended period of time, has maintained both an extremely strong array of main collection offerings and a genuinely sophisticated, unique, and diverse line of haute horlogerie ultra high-end pieces.
Around the sub-dial is a 24-hour indication disc that can be adjusted individually with the pusher at 2 – bringing a genuinely useful indication into the picture. All three boxes Cartier Replica are ticked: tourbillon, proprietary Moon phase display, 24-hour indication… All set inside a large, 47mm-wide and 16.65mm-thick pink gold case, limited to just 15 numbered pieces.
The Cartier Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton also appears to be a stunner. With its 41mm-wide and 11.45mm-thick palladium case, the key design elements of the Clé – including the “key-like” rectangular crown – are very much present, while the dial and in fact the movement itself have been skeletonized in typical Cartier replicas swiss made grade 1 fashion.
The Cartier Crash Skeleton $20 Replica Watch has a 28.15mm by 45.32mm case which, this time around, is in 18k pink gold, following up the platinum version released earlier this year. The movement’s top plate serves as the dial with skeletonized Roman numerals and indices with hand-beveled and polished edges.
The disc below features a pointed ray coming from the Sun to show the hours on the aaa replica watches review scale and as the AM/PM indicator turns into night, the Moon has a shining star above it to mark the hours. In the upper half of the dial, Roman numeral indices for 6-8-10-12-2-4-6 are placed with diamonds for the odd numbers on the hour scale. The rhodium finished 18k white gold dial is set with 118 brilliant cut diamonds and with 28 blue sapphires – and despite all this, remains quite legible.