When it comes to luxury, high-end timepieces, we prefer complications, and the lovely people at Cartier understand that, and visible in their timepieces.
Cartier’s fine watchmaking department has been making consistent strides in adding more to their already luxurious timepieces, and their most complicated timepiece to date, the Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication, is living proof.
This highly complicated timepiece boasts a flying tourbillion (at 12 o’clock), a minute repeater (at 6 o’clock), and a perpetual calendar, all visible on its highly skeletonised movement. Set in a platinum casing measuring 12.6 millimetres, Cartier calls the watch “ultrathin,” even though today, many wouldn’t refer to it as that.
But it’s when you turn the timepiece around and peek through the glass back casing, that you realise that having 578 components tucked into that little space is not just “ultrathin”, but ultra stylish.