The Rotonde de Cheap Cartier Replica Tourbillon Chronograph does what it says on the cover: its hand-wound movement offers a one-minute tourbillon exposed at the 9 o’clock position of the dial, a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3, and a most welcome power reserve indicator at 6, to help keep track of the movement’s impressive eight days’ worth of power reserve.
Comprising 318 parts, the movement is 34.6 millimeters wide and 8.15 millimeters thick and runs at 3 Hertz. The hefty movement makes for an even larger case: 45 millimeters in diameter and 16.4 in thickness, the Rotonde de Cartier Replica Watches style case is as massive as it has ever been. By contrast, the Rotonde de Cartier “small complication” with a date and power reserve is 8.94 millimeters thick – fully cased. Done in 18k pink gold and featuring the trademark Cartier cabochon set into the crown, the Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph certainly isn’t the most agile-looking iteration of the Best Cartier Watches – but that is the price to pay for such mechanical complexity and extensive power reserve.
A mono-chromatic dial, fired up with blued hands and the splash of gold exposed in the opening at 9, lends a rather serious look to this piece. Thanks to the relatively small diameter of the movement the sub-dials sit quite close to one another, allowing for the use of bold Roman numerals all around the dial. Given the compact size of the 9438 caliber, one might wonder why the Luxury Cartier Watches 45 millimeter wide, chunky case was necessary – a smaller case would make the sub-dials at least appear to be further apart, and the watch itself would be one of the relatively few highly complicated watches with a smaller case size.
The Cartier Rotonde de replicas swiss made grade 1 unquestionably is a niche offering – interestingly, it is also unusual within the collection, bearing a sourced movement, that is not entirely in line with Cartier’s direction as far as in-house movements are concerned.