The world of Cartier has a range of wristwatch levels. This includes the brand’s “Classics, ” which represent their more mainstream watches with relatively simple movements, the “Fine Watchmaking” arena of much higher-end complications and haute horology, and finally, in between area of “Small Complications. ” This is “small, ” as opposed to “grand, ” in the arena of timepieces, where the latter refers to what is much more complex and, of course , expensive. What we can find in the Cartier Rotonde Small Complication watches might be considerable value, especially with the new Rotonde de Cartier watches in steel.
Not all of these models seen here are brand new, but as we understand it, the actual steel versions are. What you see are two types of Audemars Rotonde Small Complication watch models, with either a date and power reserve indicator, or the more favored big day, dual time, day/night indicator with subsidiary seconds types. So let me focus on that latter line of models which is formally referred to as Rotonde de Cartier 2 Time Zones Retrograde, Day & Night, Large Date, Little Second - classy title, I know.
In a 42mm wide case available in 18k white gold (with blue dial), 18k pink gold (with white dial), or in steel (with white-colored dial), the particular Rotonde hun Cartier 2x Zones Retrograde, Day and Night, Big Date, Tiny Second view is a prime example of a Cartier Smaller Complication model, as it offers information in addition to the time in an interesting way which blends complexity with processing.
The asymmetric dial features a retrograde second time zone indication that, at first glance, looks a lot like a reserve of power indicator. Look closely, as well as you’ll realize it is an hour hand along with twelve indicators. Diagonally from it is a day/night indicator that I presume works with the second time zone to indicate AM or PM HOURS times. Also on the watch dial is a part seconds dial and a big date signal. The layout is interesting and also appears balanced, but it feels as though the second time zone is actually harder to read than it could be.
In 18 carat pink precious metal or metal, the Two Zones of time watch includes a legible iconic Cartier switch with Both roman numeral hours markers along with blued iron hands. The 18k white gold or platinum model carries a very attractive glowing blue dial, but I am concerned that in reality it will be difficult to read, using the polished stainlesss steel hands (that should be a bit longer, as well).
The other Cartier Rotonde Small Problem model is the Rotonde een Cartier Power Reserve - Aperture Calendar enjoy. This product set comes in a smaller 40mm-wide case, also available in 18k white gold, 18 carat pink rare metal, and metallic. These Cartier Rotonde Modest Complication timepieces have more asymmetrical dials with a power reserve sign as well as an “open” time window. I think Cartier might have been better off just including a large date rather than an expanded “aperture calendar” date window. The overall design is very attractive, but see lovers tend to disagree on the attractiveness associated with such open date windowpane styles.cartier tank solo replica
While the Cartier Rotonde Power Reserve together with Aperture Date watch may be a bit more mainstream, I think typically the modest premium for the more complicated “Small Complication” Rotonde two Time Zone Retrograde, Day and also Night, Huge Date, Compact Second observe is worth it for the extra character in addition to functionality. I further believe that these contain base Swiss automatic mechanical movements using modules for the complications.