The magic of Cartier’s Rotonde de Cartier Day and Night display provides a fascinating scene for a virtuoso ballet between the sun and the moon; the upper part is devoted to the indication of the day, night and time, while the lower part focuses on the moon-phase display.”
Demonstrating Cartier’s excellent skills as a watchmaker, the Rotonde de Cartier watch showcases some of the company’s most highly regarded complications, combined with beautifully sleek aesthetics and elegance, yet offering something a little extra in its own right.
A creative dial that follows in the Maison’s great stylistic tradition
The Rotonde de Cartier Day and Night watch is driven by the self-winding calibre 9912 MC which offers a complete and tangible measure of time. This instructive reading enables the wearer to simultaneously identify the hours of the day, the hours of the night and the lunar cycles.
This innovative approach was prompted by Cartier’s desire to celebrate the timeless day and night complication with a generous display diameter that is among the largest ever conceived.
A world in itself, characterized by an elegance and symbolism that Cartier perfects with a moon phase indicated by a hand with a crescent-shaped pointer that is itself retrograde.
The transferred Roman numerals and blue steeled hands join the striking blue sapphire cabochon as signature design traits of a genuine Cartier watch. Yet the case and bezel have been finished in 18ct pink gold or white gold, and finer details, such as the alligator skin strap, are certain not to go unnoticed by any true Cartier lover.
The 42mm Rotonde de Cartier watch offers a large date feature, a retrograde second-time zone and a day/night indicator – all on one dial. Despite this feature-packed spec, Cartier did a wonderful job of keeping the dial of the watch readable as well as functional.Those gadget-loving gentlemen who like to get a little more out of their watch in terms of technique, will be more than impressed with this compact timekeeper, finished in robust steel casing and featuring a fluted crown, decorated with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spine – there is nothing not worth falling in love with.
This timepiece oozes character and refinement. The silver guilloche dial forms the perfect backdrop for blue steeled hands and the retrograde second-time zone at 10 o’clock. The day/night indicator at 3:30 is beautifully decorated with an artistic sun motif, and the small second’s scale at 6 o’clock adds balance to the dial.
If you are looking for a Cartier watch packed with luxurious finishes but combined with unique and eye-catching aesthetics, then the Rotonde de Cartier Day and Night watch is certainly the watch for you.