December 28, 2014
After several years of serious effort taking its watch status from “expensive fashion brand” to “serious watchmaker”, there is no longer a question as to Cartier’s horological ambitions and talents. In 2015, luxury powerhouse Cartier will unveil the latest iteration of its Astrotourbillon, this time in the the Rotonde de Cartier case. The Astrotourbillon was first introduced at SIHH 2011 (in non-skeleton form & “Calibre de Cartier” case) followed by the Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal in 2012.
No doubt, this is the best Astrotourbillon yet! What an incredible looking watch.
47mm x 15.5mm white gold case, manual wind manufacture Cartier cal 9461. The only pause I have ever had about this watch is its size — 47mm. Though unlike the Calibre Astrotourbillon, the larger size is in the skeleton is likely a benefit as it enhances the design by giving more open space in the dial. But still this is a rather large watch by any measure. Still, I guess this one will look quite good on the wrist…we’ll see come 2015 when it is officially unveiled!
words by Kyle Stults