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Cartier Reimagines Classic Wristwatch Designs, Including the Crash Radieuse Replica Buyers Guide

An essential development was the automated 1904MC caliber that was presented in 2011. A thin automated caliber with 48 hours of power book, featuring the time with a subsidiary seconds dial @ 6 along with a date complication. Cartier Watches Portland Oregon Replica made sure that it had sufficient differences in comparison to most of the foundation movements provided by ETA. The ‘Calibre de Cartier’ was the very first watch that was powered with all the 1904MC, but shortly after Cartier began the use the caliber as the foundation for a variety of Chronographs and Perpetual Calendar calibers.The new Calibre Diver, that was launched last year, is powered using the 1904MC. It is the first diver watch for Cartier and can be, believe it or not, the slimmest Diver in the world. The case diameter is 42mm and the watch comes with a height of just 11mm. For a diver watch that’s quite flat, compared to — for instance — the famous Rolex Submariner which has a height of 12,5mm or the Rolex Sea-Dweller DeepSea that measures 17,68mm. The sapphire crystal that is 1.2mm thicker than that of their regular ‘Calibre de Cartier’ model, makes sure that it may defy the water resistance of 300m, which is the same as the Submariner and better than the 100m water resistance of Panerai versions in precisely the same cost category.A watch that directly required benefit from the technology of this ID-ONE is the Astro Tourbillon Carbon Crystal which was introduced in 2013, in a limited edition of 50 pieces. This fresh ‘Astro Tourbillon Carbon Crystal’ was released in a Niobium metal case, a lightweight and non-magnetic alloy, that resists rust, shocks and scratches also it has the carbon escapement of this ID-ONE.

Having already unveiled a pair of “high complications” ahead of SIHH 2018, Cartier now takes the covers off a collection of ladies’ wristwatch, Cartier Libre. Comprised of five limited edition models, each Cartier Libre wristwatch is a reinterpretation of a classic Cartier case shape.

The line-up is made up of four ovoid Baignoire watches, as well as the psychedelic Crash Radieuse. Inspired by the founding myth of the Crash wristwatch – it was ostensibly based on a timepiece severely damaged in a car crash – the Crash Radieuse is covered in a shockwave motif that ripples out from the centre of the dial. The waves are lines of black lacquer that start on the silver dial and continue onto the case.

Cartier Crash Radieuse

Aside from the recent Crash Skeleton, Cartier has never made any other variations of the Crash, making this an unusual creation. The Crash Radieuse is in 18k yellow gold, and powered by the 8970 MC, a hand-wound movement made by Jaeger-LeCoultre. It is limited to just 50 pieces.


The other four Cartier Libre watches are all based on the Baignoire, which translates as “bathtub”, in reference to its oval shape. Each is a clever play on the model name.

The Baignoire Débordante, or “overflowing bathtub”, with black spinels and diamonds set on a lattice work seemingly overflowing from the case. It’s 18k white gold, quartz and limited to 50 pieces.

Cartier Libre Baignoire Débordante

The Baignoire Infinie is finished with an inlay of radiating mother of pearl and black spinel tiles, meant to be a variation of the Baignoire Allongée, or elongated Baignoire. Also quartz, this is limited to 20 pieces.

Cartier Baignoire Infinie

The Baignoire Etoilée is all about the cascade of precious stones, diamonds on the top half and black spinels below. It is quartz and limited to 15 watches.

Cartier Baignoire Etoilée

And the final model in the series is the Baignoire Interdite, or “forbidden bath”. It’s a traditional Baignoire shape, except one turned 90 degrees on its side, with the front crisscrossed in strips covered in black amorphous diamond-like carbon (ADLC). In  between the black bands peek diamonds set onto the bezel. This is a 50 pieces limited edition, and quartz.

Cartier Baignoire Interdite


 

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