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Calibre de Cartier Diver watch in steel

SIHH 2014 - Calibre de Cartier Diver The Calibre de Cartier Diver is the first dive watch from Cartier. And while this may not be the type of watch that comes to mind, when you think of a Cartier — this is in fact a real dive watch that meets all ISO 6425 dive watch requirements. Meaning, it is water-resistant to at least 330 feet, as well as having a time controller, and comply with the standards for: readability, luminostiy, shock resistance, anti-magnetism and band solidity.

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Jason Pitsch

REVIEW: Calibre de Cartier Chronograph

Jason Pitsch

Introduction While Cartier has a long history of making both watches and jewelry, they are best known as a high-end French jeweler. However, in recent years they have significantly increased their watchmaking efforts. Notably, while they were founded and are still based in Paris, France — they make all of their watches in Switzerland. Many of which are now being fitted with premium manufacture made movements. Unveiled at SIHH in January, the Calibre de Cartier Chronograph, for example, is the newest of the brand’s timepieces to receive a proprietary manufacture designed and produced movement.

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The Cartier Mystery Watch collection

Cartier originally introduced their first Mystery (or Mysterious) clock, which features hands the appear to be floating, all the way back in 1912. This year, at SIHH, they launched a new collection of Mystery wristwatches: the Rotonde de Cartier Mystery watch and the Rotonde de Cartier Double Tourbillon Mystery watch. The main function of the original complication has been refined for use in the 9981 MC and 9454 MC movements, which respectively power the Mystery and Mystery tourbillon watches. What is the Mystery behind the floating hands of the Cartier Mystery clocks and watches?

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Pre-SIHH 2013: Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Cartier will unveil the Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph at SIHH later this month in Geneva. This is their new in-house self-winding column wheel chronograph and perpetual calendar, caliber 9423 MC, based on the new 1904 CH-MC, with a retrograde perpetual calendar module added. The new movement, which is based on the Cartier de Calibre Chronograph, now features a skeletonized rotor, and most notably — sunburst brushed bridges and more prominent anglage.

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Pre-SIHH 2013: Cartier Calibre de Cartier Chronograph

Cartier has just released a preview of their new in-house chronograph — that will be officially unveiled at SIHH 2013 on January 21st — the Calibre de Cartier Chronograph. The collection will features Cartier’s new in-house manufactured self-winding 1904-CH MC caliber which features a column-wheel chronograph with a central vertical clutch. It has double barrels, which provides more consistent torque and a 48-hour power reserve.

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Hands On With The Cartier ID Two

In 2009, Cartier introduced the ID One, the first adjustment free watch — it is lubrication free and insensitive to shocks, temperature, and magnetic fields. The Cartier ID Two builds on the original concept — and takes it to another level. The “ID Two” concept is simple: by reducing energy waste inside the case, the efficiency of a watch can be greatly increased. While the idea is simple, implementing it into a functioning timepiece, is an entirely different story. Within Cartier’s independent think tank (the ID “Innovation and Development” team), the ID Two was developed over of period of 5 years. The resulting technologies are by far, some of the most advanced ever used in the watchmaking. According to Cartier, inside a watch case, 75% of its energy is wasted through various friction and from air resistance. “The case may

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The Cartier ID Two Concept Watch

Cartier has just unveiled the ID Two Concept watch, boasting numerous chronometric innovations. Two twin-level power barrels in series, with fiberglass springs. Lubrication free, ultra lightweight differential gearing. Carbon crystal escapement and oscillator. A vacuum-sealed transparent monobloc ceramic case. Vacuum-sealed case back with no screws. 32 day power reserve.

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SIHH 2012: Cartier Tank Anglaise

Cartier introduced a large selection of timepieces at the Salon Internation de la Haute Horology (SIHH) last month. Apart from the amazing minute repeater tourbillon, the beautiful high jewelry pieces and the skeletonized Santos - the model that really stands out to me is the Cartier Tank Anglaise. The Cartier Tank Anglaise is a generously sized tank-shaped (rectangular) wristwatch. It is part of the newly revived vintage inspired Cartier Tank series, which also includes the Tank Américaine and Tank Française. The Tank Anglaise is available in three ladies' and men's sizes, in three colors of gold: white, yellow and pink. The version is shown above in the Large (men's model) in an 18K rhodium-plated white gold case that measures 36.2 mm wide by 47 mm in height and 9.82 mm thick. The case and bracelet are both fully polished.

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SIHH 2012: Rotonde de Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon

Cartier will be introducing the Rotonde de Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon at SIHH 2012 in January. The 18k polished white gold case measures 46.4 mm in diameter. The manual-winding movement, Caliber 9458 MC, features a flying tourbillon, Geneva Seal, 19 jewels, 167 parts, runs at 21,600 (3 Hz) and has a power reserve of 50-hours. Functions include hours, minutes and tourbillon seconds.

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SIHH 2011: Cartier Astroregulator

This is a short video that demonstrates Cartier's new Astroregulator, which was introduced at SIHH 2011 in January. The Astroregulator features a complication, that like a tourbillon, offsets the negative effects of gravity on the movement. Cartier spent five years developing Calibre 9800 MC Astroregulator, a mechanical movement that was designed, developed, produced and assembled in-house.

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