The Cartier Watch 18k 95336 D988 Replica Tank Solo XL Automatic watch was introduced in 2012 and added a bigger, mechanical alternative to the quartz Tank Solo. The Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic initially featured the automated Cartier 049 calibre, which will be an ETA 2892. But, Cartier has confirmed with us that when the Cartier Clé introduced the in-house 1847 MC motion in 2015 a lot of basic versions were fitted with the new movement – including the Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic. It is odd not that Cartier chose not to announce this change, but they don’t even make the information publicly available in their own site currently says little more than “mechanical movement with automatic winding” for the Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic. The 1847 MC motion is apparently positioned as a workhorse to choose the place of ETA moves found in a variety of Cartier collections, and with a diameter of 25.6mm, it will fit about anywhere an ETA 2992 or 2824 would. Bidirectional automatic winding, 42 hours of power reserve, operating at 4Hz with central seconds and date are welcome modern attributes and suitable for an entry level set. The Cartier 1847 MC seems to mostly receive only basic decoration, but you won’t see it here anyway on account of the good caseback of the Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic. An in-house motion should include interest and value for fans, and more so because the switch out of a sourced movement wasn’t accompanied by a shift in price.Standard to get a contemporary luxury watch, antireflective sapphire crystal protects the dial, along with the crown using its synthetic spinel cabochon is basically unchanged from the earliest Tanks. The dial is exactly what Cartier requires silvered opaline, also it supplies a satiny backdrop for the shameful Cartier Roman numerals with no shiny reflections to hamper legibility.
While Cartier Watches On Amazon Replica has recently placed its bets on more affordable classics like the steel Tank Americaine, the jeweller is still growing its Fine Watchmaking collection, albeit more selectively. In the lead-up to SIHH 2018, Cartier has unveiled two “mysterious” complicated watches: the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon and the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night.
Both draw inspiration from its early 20th century mystery clocks produced in collaboration with Maurice Couët, which had hands mounted on sapphire discs, leaving them seemingly disconnected from the clock movement. And like much of the rest of Cartier’s complicated watches, the movements are the brainchild of Carole Forestier, the talented head of development at Cartier’s Swiss watch headquarters.
The Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon Watch is the open-worked version of a watch unveiled in 2013, which has a double axis tourbillon rotating in an oculus without any visible support.
Just like Cartier’s original mystery clocks, the Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon operates on same principle of a sapphire disc fitted with a toothed rim that meshes with the gears of the movement, hidden within the chapter ring of the dial. The tourbillon cage itself makes one revolution per minute while the sapphire disc, on which the cage is mounted, rotates once every five minutes – hence the double axes.
It’s powered by Cartier’s in-house cal. 9465MC, a hand-wound calibre with a 52-hour power reserve. The movement’s bridges have been skeletonised to form the shape of outsized Roman numerals, a signature design flourish of Cartier’s high-end timepieces, offering a glimpse of its mysterious gear work and amplifying the airiness of the whole watch.
Limited to 30 pieces, the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon has a platinum case that measures 45mm and bears the Poinçon de Genève hallmark. It will be priced at US$216,000.
Less complicated but more whimsical, the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night combines a “mysterious” movement with a day and night indicator.
With the dial split in two halves horizontally – hours above and minutes below – it features a radial guilloche centre surrounded by a brown satin sunburst chapter ring.
Inspired by Cartier’s comet clocks of the 1920s, the hour indicator is a clear sapphire disc with a Sun and Moon, each pointing to the current hour during day and night time respectively.
Minutes are indicated with a blued steel sword-shaped, retrograde hand that travels from zero to “60” before jumping back to its origin and starting over.
Available in white or pink gold, the case measures 40mm in diameter. The Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night is powered by the newly developed, in-house cal. 9982 MC. It’s hand-wound, being made up of 174 components, and offers a 48-hour power reserve. The price tag will be US$63,000.