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Replica Watches De Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph Hands-On

Cartier Replica Watches presented a number of new pieces that were highly impressive from a technical point of view – 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 soon, it is a good time to revisit this piece and perhaps prepare ourselves a little bit as to what we are likely going to see from the brand in the upcoming year.

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Replica Watches

For the last couple of years, Cartier has stepped up its game and started to equip its Cheap Replica Watches with in-house manufactured movements. Its venture into the world of proprietary movements started with super complicated calibers – like the Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal or the ID and ID2 watches. Those were followed up by a number of – relatively speaking – more accessible watches including those equipped with chronograph or simple date calibers. The Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph serves as a bridge between the manufacture’s ultra high-end – and basically unobtainable – haute horlogerie pieces and its more regular collections. Let’s see how this blend works out.

Cartier Replica Watches

Cartier Replica Watches

The Cartier Replica Watches does what it says on the cover: its hand-wound movement offers a one-minute tourbillon exposed at the 9 o’clock position of the dial, a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3, and a most welcome power reserve indicator at 6, to help keep track of the movement’s impressive eight days’ worth of power reserve. Despite that impressive – albeit nothing groundbreaking – list of features, the movement inside this piece is interesting for another reason.

Cartier Replica

Cartier Replica

Comprising 318 parts, the movement is 34.6 millimeters wide and 8.15 millimeters thick and runs at 3 Hertz. The hefty movement makes for an even larger case: 45 millimeters in diameter and 16.4 in thickness, the Cartier Replica style case is as massive as it has ever been. By contrast, the Rotonde de Cartier “small complication” (debuted here) with a date and power reserve is 8.94 millimeters thick – fully cased. Done in 18k pink gold and featuring the trademark Cartier cabochon set into the crown, the Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon Chronograph certainly isn’t the most agile-looking iteration of the Rotonde – but that is the price to pay for such mechanical complexity and extensive power reserve.

Cheap Cartier Replica

Cheap Cartier Replica

The Cheap Cartier Replica unquestionably is a niche offering – interestingly, it is also unusual within the collection, bearing a sourced movement, that is not entirely in line with Cartier’s direction as far as in-house movements are concerned. Nevertheless, it is nice to see major manufactures with plenty of resources invested into proprietary calibers harness the know-how of external specialists – as often times they are the ones who surprise us with the genuinely interesting stuff, by giving work to the crazy horological scientists, working behind the scenes. A shining example of whom is Carole Forestier-Kasapi, the head of fine Replica Cartier, and a watchmaking mastermind who worked with APR&P at an early stage of her carrier.

Replica Watches Cartier Ronde Croisiere Review

Cartier’s newest sports watch for 2015 is the Ronde Croisiere collection, and in many ways, it is an unexpected but not surprising move from the brand. Replica Watches is the most important brand within the larger Richemont Group of luxury companies, easily out-earning its colleague watch making family members such as Piaget, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and more. That means Cartier has a lot of responsibility to not only pick up on, but also react to market trends and demands. The Cheap Replica Watches, when looked at from various perspectives, can very much be seen as Cartier’s answer to what some collector’s have voiced interest in, as well as what the consumer watch market seems to demand.

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Replica Watches

So what are those cries that Cartier is responding to? Well, for one thing, people are really into relatively simple and classic looking sports watches. Second, people have been complaining that luxury watch prices are simply too high for what they are getting. Thus, the Cartier Ronde Croisiere is not only a retro-inspired casual sports watch, but is also a model – with an in-house movement.Overall, I like the Cartier Replica Watches collection a lot in both styling and concept. It is a comfortable and attractive watch that serves a lot of stylistic utility. However, there are some very odd design choices and instances where you feel Cartier is specifically trying to defend the more extensive detailing in their higher-priced watch offerings.

Cartier Replica Watches

Cartier Replica Watches

I’ll begin with my biggest complaint about the Cartier Replica, which are the hands. People who know me are familiar with my pickiness over hands, but in this situation, I promise you that I am not being overly sensitive. As you can see, Cartier opted to go with skeletonized hands for the hours, minutes, and even a bit with the seconds hand. It is as though they chose the proper hands for the Cheap Cartier Replica dial, and then rather than include the expected luminant material, simply decided to skeletonize them. Even the round tip at the end of the seconds hand is skeletonized.I find this design choice abundantly puzzling. For years now, I’ve seen an odd fascination with watch makers skeletonizing hands in situations where it makes no sense. Skeletonized hands can look cool and also serve to let the watch wearer more easily see subdials or other information on the dial that hands might otherwise obstruct. On a time-only dial, there is no functional purpose to skeletonized hands.

Cartier Replica

Cartier Replica

Inside the Replica Cartier is the brand’s popular and in-house made caliber 1874 MC automatic movement that operates at 4Hz and offers about 42 hours of power reserve. Given either the price or thin nature of the Cartier Ronde Croisiere, there isn’t an exhibition caseback, which is a bit less common for watches with the 1847 MC movement.The Cartier Replica Watches is a lovely creation and solid concept that offers a great watch for a solid price. I can easily endorse the reference CRWSRN0002 model with the light silvered dial and it is my top pick among the collection. It not only looks nice, but you can actually read it.

Cheap Cartier Replica

Cheap Cartier Replica

Brand: Cartier
Model: Ronde Croisiere
Size: 42mm wide
Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes, some versions.
Friend we’d recommend it to first: Cartier brand lover looking for an all-purpose casual sport watch.
Best characteristic of watch: Well-priced way to have a high-end sport watch with a slick design and comfortable, thin feel on the wrist.
Worst characteristic of watch: Skeletonized hands are a difficult to understand design choice, and for some models, almost totally ruin legibility. Gold model premium feels unnecessary for amount of gold used in watch. Cartier deployant clasp remains frustrating to size.