Since launching Santos, the first men’s watch in 1904, Cartier has created countless classic men’s watches with unique styles through continuous creative inspiration and superb craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation. .
In the 21st century, Cartier has set up a watch workshop with more than 1,000 professional watchmakers in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the core area of Swiss watchmaking. Whether it’s the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch with a ‘Geneva Quality Imprint’ movement, the Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon watch that embodies the aesthetics of strength, the Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur watch that avoids the influence of gravity Constant center-of-gravity watches, also the first time they have debuted in China recently, can keep timeless and precise concept watches, which embodies Cartier’s courage to make breakthroughs in advanced watchmaking design and strive for excellence.
Quality mark, internal and external
In 2008, the Cartier Haute Horlogerie series bloomed for the first time at the Geneva International Watch & Clock Fair. The most eye-catching is the Ballon Bleu de Cartie floating tourbillon watch. It not only has a stylish and elegant shape, it also carries a groundbreakingly equipped The 9452MC mechanical movement with the “Geneva Quality Mark” independently developed by the brand. The corners and surfaces of all components of the movement are carefully polished to effectively reduce interference friction between parts and make them more durable. The careful improvement of the tourbillon frame ensures the superior quality of seismic performance. The perfect combination of delicate and exquisite design aesthetics and complex craftsmanship successfully interpreted Cartier’s creative philosophy both internally and externally.
Power aesthetics, extraordinary style
The lightweight titanium has become a new source of power for the mechanical movement, and has created the Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon astronomical tourbillon watch equipped with the 9451MC movement. The tourbillon frame with built-in multiple escapement wheels and balance springs is located in the center of the movement. It pioneered the use of special rotating shafts to complete the complete upgrade and improvement of the entire gear transmission system. The balance wheel and escapement wheel are no longer set on the rotation axis of the frame like a traditional watch, but moved to one side of the frame and connected to the axis of the rotation axis, presenting unexpected visual effects. At the same time, the entire design uses a unique center design, giving the tourbillon watch an unparalleled sense of agility, surpassing time with a natural and extraordinary demeanor.
Constant celestial body, fearless challenge
How to avoid the influence of gravity as much as possible has always been one of the biggest challenges faced by watchmakers. Cartier’s advanced watch designers have created a 9800MC movement with 4 patented technologies to overcome this problem and bring the world a stunning look again. On the 9800 MC Astrorégulateur celestial constant center of gravity device movement, the escapement, the vibrator and the small second hand are driven by the rotor, and the rotor can always return to the same position, thereby avoiding the gravity to counter the time when the watch is in the vertical position Adverse effects. By adjusting the action mode of the vibrator in this fixed position, the operating platform of the Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur celestial constant center of gravity device watch can avoid the interference of the gravity on the timing no matter what vertical state it is.
Infinite innovation, timeless precision
Several original fine watchmaking works are still shocking, Cartier’s first concept watch that opens the future is born again. The perfect blend of groundbreaking carbon crystal materials and innovative technology effectively solves the impact of external interference such as temperature difference, magnetic field and friction during the operation of the watch. It does not need to be adjusted at the beginning of assembly, and it no longer needs lubricants. The constraints of the external environment continue to ensure accurate timekeeping, realizing the dreams that many watchmakers can hardly reach in their lives.
Proud of its design aesthetics, superb craftsmanship, and continuous breakthroughs in complex functions, Cartier has injected vitality into the fine watchmaking series, and it shines on the journey of time.