Distort time. Disrupt it. Give it a form, trace its outline, and make it appear and disappear at leisure. At a flick of the wrist, tiny gold beads map a meticulous trajectory across the surface of the dial, gradually revealing a powerful presence. The magnificent head of a panther emerges, her golden outline illuminating the dial, her stark, stylised motif arresting the gaze. An ephemeral work of art for art’s sake, this timepiece offers the rare spectacle of light, luminous hours which promise their return.
Available in three versions with a choice of a black, green or red dial, the watch features a pink gold case, a bezel paved with diamonds, and a winding crown set with a diamond, an emerald or a ruby.
Révélation d’une Panthère © Cartier
An Wonderful piece in 2010 was the Rotonde Grande Complication. This season however, Cartier ready a massive presentation for the media, to present the 2015 version of the Rotonde Grande Complication (below), with no means another dial colour, or alternative instance, but a very different watch together: Perpetual Calendar, Minute Repeater and Flying Tourbillon. Powered by the newest skeletonized automatic standard 9406MC, with a dual platinum micro-rotor. The Grande Complication was rewarded with the Geneva Seal.Since 2007, Cartier’s team of watchmakers built (made) an impressive assortment of approximately 40 distinct calibers, from the basic 1904MC to the very high-end complex 9406MC. All watches in the top line have in-house calibers and within a couple of decades, the entire mainstream collection will perform too.Thank you for reading and don’t overlook that the new ‘your wife loves so much’, has transformed into this genius watchmaker that you ought to pay attention to, when you’re interested in high end watch making!This post was written by long-time Cartier specialist George Cramer for Fratello Watches. George is currently a contributor to Revo-Online, Revolution Magazine and conducts his own site as well where he keeps track of his various contributions about Cartier along with his other (main) interest, independent watchmaking.Cartier is a top French luxury manufacture of watches and has been set in 1847. Cartier watches are collected and admired by celebrieties, royals, affluent aficionados and enthusiastic watch collectors alike.