THE MASTERPIECE. After having sunk its teeth in high-complication timepieces since five years ago, French luxury house Cartier has moved forward by leaps and bounds
This year, it introduced the most complex watch the brand has ever created: the Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication. With a 45 mm platinum case, this skeleton-styled masterpiece showcases a perpetual calendar, a flying tourbillon (at 12 o’clock) and a minute repeater (at 6 o’clock). The in-house selfwinding movement caliber 9406 MC is, surprisingly, only 5.49 mm thick and has approximately 50 hours of power reserve. It doesn’t hurt that the Rotonde has also gained the prestigious “Poinçon de Genève” certification, confirming the high level of craftsmanship that went into it.