The Ultimate Christmas Present For Millionaires: The Rotonde de Cartier “Fine Watchmaking” Trilogy by Cartier

Rotonde de Cartier "Fine Watchmaking" Trilogy by Cartier Haute Time

Cartier is offering a limited edition box containing the brand’s three most emblematic grand complications, for ‘just’ $700,000.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Calibre 9454 MC "Poinçon de Genève" certified watch close up

Made from mahogany, the ticking treasure chest contains a mysterious double tourbillon, a minute repeater tourbillon, and an astrocalendar.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Calibre 9402 MC "Poinçon de genève" certified watch

All three watches – based on the circular shape of the Rotonde de Cartier – feature a vibrant dial finished with deep blue enamel guilloche.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire, Tourbillon complication, perpetual calendar with circular display Calibre 9459 MC "Poinçon de genève" certified watch close up

An exercise in style and technique, each Rotonde de Cartier showcases Cartier’s versatility and craftsmanship.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Calibre 9454 MC "Poinçon de Genève" certified watch close up tourbillon

Last time we sat down with Cartier’s “Queen of Complications,” Carole Forestier-Kasapi admitted how much she loves spending time inside the brand’s new Maison des Métiers d’Art.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Calibre 9402 MC "Poinçon de genève" certified watch close up

It looks like she’s already starting to bring some of the magic back to the brand’s main manufacturing building. Cartier’s triples the fun this Christmas, with three gift to its collectors, packaged into one. Here’s what is waiting for them inside:

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Calibre 9454 MC "Poinçon de Genève" certified watch wrist

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Calibre 9454 MC “Poinçon de Genève” certified

A magical complication, the mysterious hours is a specialty of Cartier. Made famous by the mystery clocks developed by Cartier early on, the floating mechanism was revisited in 2013 to house a double tourbillon. The new feature adds movement to the watch, rotating on itself every 60 seconds, and performing a complete revolution every five minutes.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Calibre 9402 MC "Poinçon de genève" certified watch wristshot

Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Calibre 9402 MC “Poinçon de genève” certified

Cartier combines a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon; two of the most celebrated complications, into one timepiece powered by the in-house calibre 9402 MC. The gongs and hammers are displayed on the dial side at 6 o’clock, and produce a wonderful melody thanks to the titanium construction of the watch.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire, Tourbillon complication, perpetual calendar with circular display Calibre 9459 MC "Poinçon de genève" certified watch wrist

Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire, Tourbillon complication, perpetual calendar with circular display Calibre 9459 MC “Poinçon de genève” certified

In case you missed you, 2015 is very much the year of the perpetual calendar. From Audemars Piguet to Hermès, watch brands have presented some wonderful examples recently, but none quite like the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire. Arranged in concentric tiers, the three-dimensional display of the perpetual calendar’s functions – indicated by discreet apertures – adds depth to the watch, while a flying tourbillon brings the watch to life.

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