Cartier launches new pieces in the Skeleton range of watches
August 2011: Cartier’s skeleton watches need no introduction. The range is well-known and has been much coveted by watch enthusiasts for a long time now. The secret, invisible mechanisms create the perfect illusion of hands that float, as if weightless.
The classic skeleton watches by Cartier are an aesthetic based on solids and voids. The Santos, Pasha and Rotonde watches are works of art that with technical finesse and inventiveness. Cartier has now launched some new pieces in the range which are available at the Cartier boutique in DLF Emporio, New Delhi.
The Santos-Dumont skeleton watch in 18 carat white gold has hours and minutes with skeleton bridges in the shape of Roman numerals complication. The hands are sword-shaped and in blued-steel. The workshop-crafted mechanical movement has manual winding with caliber 9611 MC. The mechanism is individually numbered and with 138 components including 20 jewels. It stores around 72 hours of power reserve. The alligator-skin strap adds elegance.
The 42 mm Pasha de Cartier skeleton watch with panther décor has won our heart. The 18 carat rhodium-plated white gold case has a bezel set with round diamonds. The panther head on the dial is crafted with 18 carat rhodium-plated white gold set with diamonds - created using the bridges of the movement. The anthracite-grey brushed canvas strap has an 18 carat rhodium-plated white gold Ardillon buckle set with diamonds. It goes without saying that the movement is mechanical with manual rewinding with total diamonds of 4.1 carats.
The Rotonde de Cartier skeleton flying tourbillon watch includes calibre 9455 and a MCGeneva Seal. The 45mm case is made with 18 carat white gold and is limited edition to 100 pieces. The black alligator skin strap has a double adjustable folding clasp in 18 carat white gold. The mechanical movement has been manufactured by Cartier and has a power reserve of 50 hours.