Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Watches
The Rotonde De Cartier watch from Cartier is one of the more complex watches, in terms of its constructions, from the Cartier Collection showcasing sophisticated movements of the watch such as the Tourbillion or Astroregulatuer with unique design cast from either Platinum, 18K Yellow Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold, or Stainless Steel. There are also combinations of steel, rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold versions of the Rotonde watches available with automatic, perpetual, or quartz movement and unique Tourbillion or Astroregulatuer functions for the Rotonde watches.
The watch features several different models including the Automatic Astroregulateur watch highlighting a Roman Numeral Dial with Domed Bezel, Blue Sapphire, and a Titanium Crow. The Rotonde de Cartier Astro tourbillon watch with a brand new manual-winding movement, 18K white gold or rose gold bezel surrounding a silver or white Roman Numeral Dial of the watch, and set along an alligator strap. The Cartier Platinum Rotonde De Cartier watch displays Skeletonized Platinum Sailed Counter Dial with a Month, Day, and Date Calendar option, manual winding movement, Domed Bezel, Blue Sapphire and Platinum Crown on a watch which is set along a Black Alligator Strap. The Cartier Quartz 18K Rose Gold Rotonde De Cartier Jumping Hours Watch holding a Slate Openwork Dial with Black Transferred Index Markers and Turning Disk along a Black Alligator Strap of the watch with a 18K Rose Gold or White Gold Deployant Buckle.
The distinguishing feature of a Tourbillon watch is the counteracting effect of gravity on the watches oscillating function when the watch is held in a specific position for an extended period. The watch accomplishes this tourbillion function by mounting the escapement and balance wheel feature in a rotating cage, beneath the dial, which transfers energy to the timekeeping element allowing oscillations of the watch to be counted. The gravity breaking effect of the astrorégulateur feature in watches from this collection, like the tourbillion, is gained thanks to the unusual balance and second-hand positioning. These watches feature a micro-rotor located on the dial side of the watch, and thus the gravity is defied when the watch is set in vertical positions.
Watches from this collection are typically larger in size to compensate for the increased mechanics found beneath the dial without sacrificing functionality. The Rotonde de Cartier watch showcases the most sophisticated movements in Fine Watch making a central chronograph, flying tourbillon, and astrorégulateur. Watches from this collection are born with a visible complexity that amplifies the aesthetic appeal of each one of these perfectly crafted watches.