Showing The Beauty Of Simplicity Rotonde De Cartier Annual Calendar Watch

A complex-function watch with the best performance, specially created for high-end watch fans. The Rotondede Cartier calendar with 9908MC movement embodies the housekeeping skills of Cartier Watch Workshop-traditional and Modern balance.

  Design considerations for this complication watch put clear, easy to read and easy operation first, and its movement only needs to be adjusted once a year. Realizing a modern time display through innovative construction, the 9908MC movement adopted by the Rotondede Cartier watch provides another interpretation of the annual calendar, a feature that has appeared in Cartier’s fine watchmaking series since 2012.

  Simplicity and elegance
 In this Rotondede Cartier calendar watch, Cartier chose to use the 1904MC movement as the basis and integrate the calendar device directly on the main plate of the movement.
  The traditional simple calendar function, that is, the mechanism of displaying the date through a window or pointer, needs to be manually adjusted at the end of each month. Although it is a simple operation, such trivia is still annoying and often forgotten.
  The annual calendar function only needs to be manually adjusted once a year, and the date will be automatically adjusted to the 30th or 31st at the end of each month, and the week and month are displayed at the same time. Only on February 28th or 29th of each year when it is transferred to March 1st, a manual adjustment is required.

  For the 9908MC movement of the Rotondede Cartier calendar watch, Cartier has a large calendar display window that can independently display two digits at 12 o’clock. In order to further simplify the operation, the watchmaker has designed a unique information display (week, date, month) setting mechanism, which can quickly adjust the various displays of the annual calendar by operating the winding crown. This simple setting system avoids adding any adjustment device to the case, which greatly optimizes the daily use experience. With this system, three adjustment operations can be completed: movement winding, time adjustment and date adjustment.

  Unique display
  In this almanac watch, a number of function displays have undergone a sophisticated and innovative layout, which greatly improves the readability of the dial and makes all information clear at a glance. The dial layout is divided into three levels: big calendar display, red hands indicating the day of the week, month window, black transfer Roman numerals and blue steel hands indicating the hours and minutes. The center of the dial is decorated with an elegant ‘sun pattern’ engraving, showing a geometric pattern with strong visual effects. This Cartier iconic design makes this 40 mm diameter watch even more beautiful.

  The RotondedeCartier calendar has two styles: one follows the tradition of fine watchmaking with an 18K rose gold case with a leather strap; the other is a more modern version with a gray dial and crocodile leather strap, using chic materials With its matte effect, it breaks Cartier’s classic style.

  From the overall function setting to the clear display of the dial, coupled with the perfect combination of efficient reading and elegant texture, and the refined hand-made decoration, this Rotondede Cartier calendar watch undoubtedly ranks among Cartier’s fine watchmaking series.
  RotondedeCartier calendar watch, 40 mm diameter equipped with annual calendar function, hammer-shaped hands to indicate the day of the week, the dial shows the month, a large calendar display window at 12 o’clock, 9908MC movement.

Case: 18K white gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Crown: 18K white gold bead crown,
Inlaid with a convex round sapphire
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Case back: sapphire crystal case back
Hands: sword-shaped blue steel hands and hammer-shaped red pointed hands
Case thickness: 13.26 mm
Strap: matte black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18K white gold folding buckle
Water resistance: 3 bar (~ 30 meters)
Case: 18K rose gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Crown: 18K rose gold beaded crown,
Inlaid with a convex round sapphire
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Case back: sapphire crystal case back
Hands: sword-shaped blue steel hands and hammer-shaped red pointed hands
Case thickness: 13.26 mm
Strap: Brown alligator strap
Buckle: 18K rose gold folding buckle
Water resistance: 3 bar (~ 30 meters)

Cartier 9908MC workshop refined automatic mechanical movement
Equipped with an annual calendar function, the hammer pointer indicates the day of the week,
Turntable to display the month and a large calendar display at 12 o’clock
Movement diameter: 11½ legal minutes, that is, 25.6 mm
Total movement diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 5.9 mm
Number of ruby ​​bearings: 32
Number of movement parts: 291
Balance frequency: 28,800 times per hour
Power reserve: about 48 hours

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