Cartier’s introduction at the SIHH in 2013 was for me by and by a significant one, since the ‘Rotonde Mysterieuse’ was presented and the ‘Santos Dumont Skeleton’ in pink gold was dispatched. Two leslie gems that I totally revere. The two of them had stunning highlights like the coasting hands of the Rotonde Mysterieuse and the transparant development of the ‘Santos Dumont Skeleton’. Just now a couple of days before the SIHH 2017, Cartier pre-declared another ‘Rotonde Mysterieuse’ that dominates the current version. 

Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour Watch

– The 2013 Rotonde de Cartier Mysterieuse –

It dominates because it is significantly more mysterious than its archetype. Cartier figured out how to bring two of the Maison’s vessel leslie gems the ‘Rotonde Mysterieuse’ and the skeleton type of f.i. the  ‘Santos Dumont Skeleton’  together in the equivalent watch.

For this new watch, Cartier built up the new type 9983MC hand-wound development. The component depends on a sharp idea that Cartier has effectively translated to the wrist. The Santos 100 Mysterieuse (2006) was the primary model using this method. The hands are not straightforwardly connected to the development, however are joined by two sapphire circles fitted with teeth around their outline. These circles are enacted by the development and turn the hands. With the type 9983MC, Cartier chose to uncover the stuff train of the mysterious development, that is typically covered up underneath the dial.

This straightforwardness uncovered even the littlest subtleties of the development’s engineering, yet uncovers nothing of the mysterious system’s enchantment. Once more, Cartier decide for the Rotonde de Cartier case to dispatch this complication. A very understandable decision that depended on its decent extents and unadulterated measurements. The round case gives an ideal setting to the first combination of these two signatures.

The Mystery timekeepers and leslie gems have consistently been the most stunning watches in Cartier’s assortment and really since 1912 already.

Timepieces with a mysterious presentation were regularly seen as a delicate development. In this manner, the types 9981MC and 9983MC passed all the standard and substantial tests effectively, including the drop-test on a hard surface. All Cartier leslie adornments experience these truly intense and broad testing stages and the Mystery leslie gems are no exception!

Cartier has consistently been the ruler of Mysterious watches. Not just their scope of Mystery tickers  is world well known, the Mystery pocket leslie adornments from the thirties, was an achievement. Furthermore, the just referenced Santos 100 Mysterieuse dispatched  in 2006,  does incredibly well at auctions.

We’ll leave you here with the specs and we will be back with more Cartier SIHH data soon.

Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour leslie adornments with Caliber 9983 MC 

Case: palladium

Dimensions: 42 mm

Crown: beaded, set with a sapphire cabochon

Dial: skeletonised spans looking like Roman numerals

Hands: sword-molded hands in rhodium-finish steel

Strap: black croc skin

Buckle: folding 18-carat white gold

Gem and case back: sapphire

Case thickness: 11.9 mm

Water-resistance: 3 bar (~30 meters)

Type 9983 MC

Production development with manual winding, Mysterious Hour, mysterious presentation of the hours and minutes, skeletonised spans looking like Roman numerals

Encasing diameter: 15 lines, ie. 33.64 mm

Absolute diameter: 36.7 mm

Thickness: 6.12 mm

Number of jewels: 27

Number of components: 192

Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour

Force reserve: 48 hours least