Cartier’s iconic march of shapes from Santos to Tank to Rontonde arrives at a new simplicity of innovation, design and form.
The new Clé de Cartier Replica, literally key, named for the shape of the crown, unlocks a svelte combination of gentle slopes and swooping curves based on the inspiration of a perfect circle.
The bezel is rounded, the lugs are tapered, and even the Cartier Replica Watches 40mm case bends in supplication, fitting the wrist like an embrace.The sapphire tip of the crown, set flush to the metal, defines the color scheme, and the markings on the dial and the hands echo this same swath of blue. The bold, legible Roman numerals sit beneath a chapter ring of incremental batons, and the hypnotic layout of the dial presents time in a concise manner.
Turning the key of the crown will wind the watch and recalls when keys were used to wind clocks. The size of this novel crown makes it easy to extend, twist and replace. With each turn of the crown, a soft clicking confirms the movement’s acquiescence.
The 1904-CH MC is built from 269 parts and 5.72mm thick. Operating at 4Hz, the movement has 48 hours of power reserve between two barrels and, of course, features automatic winding. The Cheap Cartier Replica chronograph has a column wheel and measures up to 12 hours. This is something that makes the layout of the 1904-CH MC movement a bit unique – that even though it is a bi-compax chronograph with just two subdials it nevertheless measures up to 12 hours.
The Rotonde case serves as a great platform for a Cartier dress chronograph watch. At 40mm wide in this iteration, the case is 12.15mm thick and, here, in steel.Cartier’s Rotonde case design is very clever, being a moderate size but not feeling small due to the case and lug thickness. The lugs gracefully curve, and the entire case tapers up a bit from the base to the bezel. It is subtle enough to appear very traditional, but the proportions and details on the Cartier Rotonde are impressive, in my opinion. Cartier Replica Watches further opts for vintage-style rectangular chronograph pushers, and you of course have a distinctive Cartier crown with a beaded edge and a blue spinel cabochon.
Suffice it to say that I rather like not only the Rotonde case but how the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph replica watches version of it is rendered. The steel version of the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph has a lightly textured silvered dial with black Roman numeral hour markers as well blue steel pomme-style hour and minute hands. The result is a very classic, very Cartier dial. It also seems that compared to some older Cartier models, the logo is getting larger on the face – but its possible that this has been around for a while and I am just noticing it now.
Even though there is no luminant on the dial, the high contrast between the face and the hands offer a welcome degree of legibility. The thick, applied chapter ring around the dial periphery adds an additional layer of depth which means that the Cartier Rotonde fancy copy watches dial does not appear flat – something which can often be an issue with such classic-looking watch dials. I also don’t get why on a watch like the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph, all the hands are the right length, whereas on some other Cartier models, the hands can be too short.
Attached to the case is a black alligator strap and Cartier’s standard deployant clasp which allows you to Cartier$20 Replica Watches precisely size the strap, but at the expense of some convenience, given that it is a pain to do, but solid once you’ve carefully sized the strap from both ends.