Rotonde de Cartier watch
43.5 mm, automatic, palladium
Here Cartier reinvents a famous complication from its watchmaking heritage: the Rotonde de Cartier Day and Night watch with retrograde moon phases, caliber 9912 MC. Day and night are indicated by a disk covering half of the dial that rotates over 12 hours and features a sun and moon motif. In harmony with the sky, the Rotonde de Cartier watch indicates the phases of the moon with a retrograde hand in the form of a lunar crescent. Such creative motifs and shapes rendered with stylistic flair are a signature of Cartier style.
Rotonde de Cartier Day and Night watch, retrograde moon phases, 43.5 mm, Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement 9912 MC. Case in palladium, beaded crown in palladium set with a blue sapphire cabochon, white galvanized guilloché dial, silvered grid with transferred black Roman numerals, apple-shaped minute hand in blued steel, moon-phase retrograde hand in the form of a lunar crescent in blued steel. Strap in black alligator skin, double adjustable folding buckle in 18K white gold. Complication indicators day and night with retrograde moon phases. Individually numbered movement containing 290 parts including 44 jewels. Total diameter of movement: 30 mm, thickness: 6.44 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/ hour, power reserve approx. 48 hours. Sapphire crystal and case back. Case thickness: 12.77 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).