At SIHH 2014, Cartier replica watches unveiled a number of new pieces that were very impressive from a technical standpoint - and one of my personal favorites that follows that heritage in its own interesting way is the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph. With SIHH 2015 coming up, it's a good time to revisit this piece and maybe prepare a little bit for what we'll likely see from the brand in the next year.
Over the past couple of years, Cartier has stepped up its game and started equipping its watches with homemade movements. His adventure in the world of proprietary movements began with super complicated calibers, such as the Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal or the ID and ID2 watches. These were followed by a series of relatively speaking more affordable watches, including those equipped with chronographs or single date calibers. The Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon chronograph acts as a bridge between the pieces of high-end - and virtually unobtainable - haute horlogerie and its more regular replica watches uk collections. Let's see how this blend works.
The Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon chronograph does what it says on the cover: its hand-wound movement offers a one-minute tourbillon displayed at the 9 o'clock position, a 30-minute to 3-minute chronograph, and a welcome power reserve indicator. winding at 6, to help keep track of the movement's impressive eight days of power reserve. Despite this impressive - albeit nothing innovative - feature list, the movement within this piece is interesting for another reason.
Features a unique design for a hand-wound chronograph, thanks to the large Cartier-branded bridge protecting some of the chronograph's wheels and the engaged arrangement of highly polished cams, levers and, of course, a column wheel at the bottom left segment of the case back. Beyond the component layout, what makes this rolex replica caliber 9438 MC more unique is the fact that it is not actually a movement designed and manufactured in-house by Cartier, but something that comes from APR & P (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, who we didn't visit that long ago).