Among the seven new timepieces that were unveiled by Cartier at the SIHH 2015, one that we really liked is the new Rotonde de Cartier Annual Calendar ref. WHRO0002. There's something so special about annual calendars that we really fancy this new watch. The new Rotonde de Cartier Annual Calendar features a solid and nicely sized 40 mm 18K pink gold case with an in-house calibre. Fitted with a beaded 18K pink gold crown set with a blue sapphire cabochon, white galvanized guilloché dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, hammer-shaped hand with a red tip and brown alligator leather strap with double adjustable folding 18K pink gold buckle, the new Rotonde de Cartier Annual Calendar ranks high when it comes to our favorite watches at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie this year in Geneva. This beautiful complication with days indicated by a hammer-shaped hand and months by a disc with large date at 12 o'clock is one of the most refined and elegant watches we saw at the salon. Its dial with 'guilloché' center and Roman numerals stays true to the values and DNA of Cartier.
Its in-house automatic movement calibre 9908 MC consisting of 291 parts including 32 jewels has a diameter of 30 mm and a thickness of merely 5.9 mm. Beating at a frequency of 28,000 vph, the watch provides a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. Fitted with a sapphire crystal case back, the elegantly finished calibre is fully visible.
Fitted with a gorgeous brown alligator strap the watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size and more like a 42 mm timepiece. Comfortable, elegant and superbly finished are the perfect words to describe this new watch from the French maison founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier.
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