GOLD ON FIRE. More than a timepiece with a painted image on the dial, the Ronde Louis Cartier XL shows off Cartier’s intricate level of craftsmanship
The Ronde Louis Cartier XL showcases the latest addition to Cartier’s already extensive repertoire of craftsmanship: flamed gold. In short, this method uses intense heat to “brush” on specific colors to a gold plate. Much like enameling, this is an extremely sensitive technique. The resulting image of a leopard on the Ronde Louis Cartier XL is simply breathtaking. The rest of the watch is, of course, no less impressive: An 18K white gold case at 42mm, with a diamond studded bezel and black alligator leather strap. Finally, the watch is powered by the Calibre 430 MC movement. It simply doesn’t get hotter than this.