2015 SIHH–Quick Review On Cle de Cartier

For the Cle de Cartier watch, from the bezel to the center of the bezel, it is just like the eye. The central dial radiates from the center and in the center of it is branded with two big words–Cartier and Automatic. In this round button is a big date aperture that is set at 6 o’clock. In my opinion, the upper dial is just like a bat of table tennis. The crown is protruding, and inserted in the metal. Hour hand and blue hand are corresponding to each other. Bold and clear Roman numbers are clearly presented, and builds a simple and terse layout.

Within the case is the Cartier home-made automatic winding movement–Cal.1847 MC. 1847 represents the year of Cartier foundation and reminds us of its long history. It is a bidirectional winding system and it has 42 hours of energy reserve. The brand claims that it is fitted with a fast rotating barrels, and has a specially-conceived leverage system. Due to the limit information, we know little about it, but from the sapphire case back we could still find the cotes de Geneva that is different from traditional one.

The key that drives the crown to wind it up and adjust time is replaced by the round one and connects them with the body of case. When you pull it out, you can adjust the date. But when you wind the crown vertically and then pull it out of the crown, it could be adjusted. Although this is not a brave design, it is wit from designers. In this year Cartier has 5 Cle de Cartier series, and they are a 40mm cases edition, 35 mm lady watch edition, and two 31mm lady watch edition. Now they are both made of precious metal and Cartier will roll out the metal edition after this year.

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