Cartier Clé De Cartier Mysterious Hour Replica Watch Hands-On

A few weeks ago, at Watches & Wonders 2015 in Hong Kong, we went hands-on with the Cartier Clé de Cheap Replica Watches – Cartier’s way of bringing the Clé to its next, probably ultimate level, both in terms of design, as well as sheer mechanical complexity.
It happens with cars all the time. A nice new mid-range model comes out – and it looks great! But then, the “RS” beefed up sports version debuts, and everything looks sharper, better defined, and somehow more cohesive in its design… and you think, “could this be how they originally intended it?” The original Clé I found to be beautiful when Cartier released it earlier this year as an all-new, relatively affordable line of watches in January at SIHH 2015. I was happy about the moderate size, the interesting and various ways that the case is curved – it just looked and wore right.

Replica Watches

Replica Watches

The Cartier Replica Watches takes everything the Clé is, and turns it up to 11. While it may not have been blindingly obvious at first, what made the Clé really stand out was its balanced, beautifully proportioned look – and the Cartier Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour further evolves on that by playing with the rule of thirds and other basic rules of design and geometrics. Long, sloping curves are met with two perfect circles – the larger and the smaller dials – and before it appears to all be melting off your wrist, Fake Watches trademark bold Roman numerals and the rectangular cabochon in the crown add some strength to the overall appearance.

Replica Watches

Replica Watches

As its name implies, the Cartier Replica Watches features Cartier’s “mysterious hours” indication which may have been around for a long time, but somehow, here, just utterly fails to show its age. The funny thing is that when compared to the – rather numerous – other pieces from the brand which comprised this funky time indication, this may be the first piece where it feels and looks as though it was an integral component of the design, and not a gimmick that stands above every other part.

Cartier Replica Watches

Cartier Replica Watches

The downside? Beyond the still very annoying Cartier strap-clasp construction, you mean? Such watch dial constructions provide a splendid look at your wrist – and your arm hair or lack thereof – so the time sometimes is quarter past a birthmark, or 10-to-childhood-bicycle-accident-mark. And still, for some weird, almost inexplicable reason, the Cheap Replica Watches gets away with it. I wonder what it would look like with the same off-center design but with a solid dial – perhaps with some beautiful “clous de Paris” hobnail guilloché engraving as a backdrop – but I am afraid we may never see that.

Cartier Replica

Cartier Replica

The Cartier 9981 MC manufacture movement that drives the mysterious hours comprises a relatively reasonable total of 158 parts and is just 4.61mm thick. Two days of power reserve is paired with a modern 4Hz frequency, keeping things up to pace with the basic requirements of the time. The movement is fully exposed via the large, sapphire case back so that one can admire this unusual, arched arrangement of wheels, gears, bridges – and the balance wheel capped off with a Replica Watches rate adjust.

Cartier Rotonde Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon Replica Watch

Cartier is rarely the first name that comes to mind when it comes to the annals of fine watchmaking, but the French maison has quietly and consistently been bolstering its catalog of super-interesting, high-end models. Case in point: the recently announced Rotonde De Cartier Replica Watches Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon – an ambitious, Geneva Seal-certified creation, characterized by its tourbillon complication at 10:00, seemingly floating in space.

The rhythmic illusion of this special Cartier is made possible by its round “rotonde” series case – a lithe, curvaceous new stage for Cartier to showcase its best complications. In this case, we get two in the Fake Cartier: a minute repeater with hardened steel gongs, and the “floating” tourbillon, held in place by a rotating sapphire disc that rotates every five minutes, with the tourbillon itself completing a rotation each 60 seconds. The floating effect is inspired by Cartier’s “mystery” clocks first created in 1912. Perhaps most impressive about the whole package, though, isn’t just the finely tuned auditory notes or visual spectacle, but the sheer technical feat of fitting 448 individually finished components into a case measuring only 11.15mm thick, by 45mm wide.

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Minute repeaters and tourbillons represent two of watchmaking’s most challenging feats, so getting them together on a shared and surprisingly wearable stage is a feat in and of itself. But what really just works with the Cartier Replica Watches Swiss Movement is how damned cohesive it all looks – no small task, especially given the levels of complication we’re dealing with. Here, we have black rhodium-finished movement bridges employing contrasting circular graining and Geneva stripes – all collective hallmarks of the Geneva Seal – an ultra-exclusive certification of exemplary quality that fewer than 0.01% of all Swiss watch exports see (you can read all about the Geneva Seal in our in-depth report here). Even in all its complexity and lack of symmetry (notice the de-centered hour and minute hands), however, the dial still finds surprising balance in the negative space occupied by the floating tourbillon.

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Activated by a push-piece trigger at 4:00, the minute repeater has been designed around optimizing the four principles of sound to deliver the most pleasing acoustic experience possible. Those considerations start with volume and richness – engineering the Rotonde de Cartier Santos 100 Replica case from ultralight titanium while building the square striking gongs out of hardened steel and maximizing the surface area for the transmission of powerful sound vibrations. The timbre, or clarity, of each note was also considered; with the hourly gongs tuned to a B (the 5th octave), and the minutes to a D. Lastly, the duration or resonance of the sound itself is preserved through a silent inertia flywheel (visible at 7:00), which regulates the striking speed of the hammers to ensure every strike is as consistent as the last.

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If it weren’t for the wordmark on the dial at 12:00 or the signature sapphire cabochon set into the crown, there’s nothing about this watch that screams Cartier Pasha Replica– which is probably a good thing, particularly for those not yet convinced that the watchmaker is becoming increasingly capable of going toe-to-toe with the likes of the haute horology elite.