Cartier Grande Complication Skeleton pocket watch, 59 mm, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding 9436 MC. 18K white gold case, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, snailed gold counters, gold flange with sunray effect and black transferred Arabic numerals, blued-steel apple-shaped hour and minute hands, hammer-shaped hands in the small counters. 18K gold chain. Rock crystal, obsidian, and sterling silver stand. Tourbillon, perpetual calendar, single push-piece chronograph and skeletonized movement complications. Individually numbered movement comprised of 457 parts including 37 jewels. Movement diameter: 34.6 mm, movement thickness: 10.25 mm, balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 8 days. Sapphire case back. Case thickness: 20 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters/100 feet).
The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication watch is a genuine feat of watchmaking: 578 components, 5 years of development, 15 weeks of production at the Manufacture, 10 weeks of decorating and finishing and 5 weeks of assembly. The result is measured in millimeters, with a thickness of 5.49 mm for a mechanical self-winding movement that brings together three of the most prestigious Fine Watchmaking complications: a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon. Of all Cartier watchmaking creations, this timepiece is the most complex. . Equipped with the self-winding caliber 9406 MC, this "Poinçon de Genève" certified timepiece combines the elegance of a platinum case with the excellence of an extra-flat skeleton movement.