Watch: Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

THEATER OF TIME. It’s hard to argue with Cartier’s stellar watchmaking

The 167-years-old brand has some of the world’s most intricately designed timepieces. Not excluding the newest novelty that made a buzz at the recent SIHH 2014, the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch boldly embodies the decadence of the horological artistry. Produced in a limited batch of 100 units, the fine timepiece encompasses a flying tourbillon in the surround of three tiers—resembling a Greek amphitheater—of the perpetual calendar functions. There are moving blue-squared windows that indicate the day, month and date. The leap year indicator, meanwhile, sits at the back case to maintain an uncluttered presentation of the front dial. With a platinum case, the 45mm watch carries the remarkable stamp of achievement of “Poinçon de Genève.”