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in this issue ASA BUTTERFIELD BY MITCHELL NGUYEN MCCORMACK

Cartier Reinvents Itself with Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

FLYING HEART. For the Watches & Wonders 2015 fair, Cartier reinvented its perpetual calendar complication in the brand new Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

 

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At the heart of this 45mm watch is the house’s signature flying tourbillon, surrounded by Cartier’s own circular day, month and date displays. This perpetual calendar mechanism is completed with a leap year function (that takes into account the extra day for February every four years) shown on the case-back.

Shades of blue are used for bracket markers on the local date and also for the choice of enamel guilloché on the dial.

Equally eye-catching is the blue sapphire cabochon peaking out on top of the crown.

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