Cartier Santos Dumont 38 Date Power Reserve

The word “iconic” might be the most overused adjective in watches. And following closely behind it in the hackneyed department is the story that begins something like, “Iconic is an overused word, but so-and-so’s vaunted such-and-such is a true icon that stands up to naysayers and deserves the title.” I’ve definitely written that before (sorry), […]

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier 45 Annual Calendar

As one of the main product lines under Cartier Cartier, the Rotonde De Cartier series has developed almost all kinds of watches over the years, from basic models, chronographs, big dates, double watches Features such as time zone, annual calendar and perpetual calendar functions can be found in the series. Cartier, who started as a […]

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Flying Tourbillon

While Cartier has rightly earned its place as an icon in watchmaking, its contributions to haute horlogerie are often far less discussed than designs like the Tank or Santos. While they may fly relatively under the radar, these offerings rarely lack for spectacle, and the brand’s first haute horlogerie collection of 2021 is no exception. […]

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Earth And Moon Watch

In the past couple of years, under the guidance of Carole Forestier-Kasapi, Cartier’s Director of Movement Creation, Cartier has established itself as a major player in haute horology. Some notable recent pieces include the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch, the Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication, and the watch you see here, the very […]

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Calendar Aperture and Power Reserve

The world of Cartier has a range of timepiece levels. This includes the brand’s “Classics,” which represent their more mainstream watches with relatively simple movements, the “Fine Watchmaking” arena of much higher-end complications and haute horology, and finally, the middle area of “Small Complications.” This is “small,” as opposed to “grand,” in the arena of […]

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour

I’ve always had a major soft spot for Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour watches, especially high-end ones. The particular blend of technique, design, and a traditionally Parisian take on luxury makes them feel both conservative and full of personality. The Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton (debuted here) is a good example of what […]

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux

This was a big year for men’s watches at Cartier. You may have read about the new Cartier Drive and the other pre-SIHH releases that we covered in December of last year, but one that you may not have heard about yet is this Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux. This watch is a fantastic example of the technical skills that Cartier possesses and doesn’t show off enough. Cartier is known for their vintage (and modern) mystery clocks – Louis Cartier and Maurice Couet mastered the mystery clock mechanism in 1912, taking inspiration from the famous illusionist Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. This year, Cartier decided […]