ROTONDE DE CARTIER MYSTERIOUS DAY & NIGHT

TWENTY FOUR DIVIDED BY TWO = TWELVE !

This novelty launched at the SIHH 2018 is very interesting! It’s been a while that i haven’t seen an original day & night indication. Well, CARTIER is once again showing that there is space for new interpretations.

The front face of the timepiece is divided in two half. The bottom one is a retrograde minutes system with a central hand. The top one has a twelve hours scale from six to six. Now, the question is : How do you read the time? in particular the hours…

You have to look at the window on which a sun or a moon appears. Each symbol points to an hour and (at the same time) indicates the day or night information. Mechanically, it’s a transparent disc (with a sun and a moon) that does a full revolution in 24 hours and you’re going to see only 12 of them with its dedicated symbol.

Just Superb! I love the idea. It’s smart, different and original.
The design is very well thought offering high quality in terms of execution, materials and construction. Nice details are present like the brand’s name on the « V » of the roman symbol eight.

The back is also beautiful! The balance wheel is visible as some wheels & jewels and i do appreciate the fact that the central day/night disc is covered.

Well done, CARTIER!

Description:

Calibre 9982 MC
Manual winding
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 28’800 vph
Jewels : 26
Components : 174

Case
Diameter: 40,00 mm
Material: 18K Pink Gold
Water resistance : 30 meters