The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Replica watch features an amazing lapis lazuli blue stone dial. Earth and the Moon are a classic example of Cartier’s fine watchmaking approach: for Cartier, when it comes to the most complex and versatile parts of the technology, it is often necessary to fuse traditional complex functions and design elements, creative new twists and other traditions. Features, last but not least, are some really useful instructions.
First, the Calibre 9440 MC calibre, developed and manufactured in-house, is equipped with a tourbillon – a traditionally complex function. The Luxurymovement is 40mm wide, but only 5.65mm thick and contains 362 individual parts. The second – this is a distortion of the historical features – the watch shows the phase of the moon on the meteorite stone plate, and the pusher moves at the four o’clock position to cover the tourbillon below it at six o’clock. By pressing the button again, the disc will move in a manner that its position corresponds to the moon phase.
At the same time, the earth is represented by a sub-dial in the center of the upper part of the dial. It is also made of ochre, with two blue steel hands pointing to the large hollow Roman numerals around the dial, showing hours and minutes. Around the sub-dial is a 24-hour dial that can be individually adjusted by two pushers – a truly useful indication of the picture. All three boxes are checked: tourbillon, proprietary moon phase display, 24-hour display… all in a pink, gold case measuring 47 mm wide and 16.65 mm thick, only Limited to 15 numbers. The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Watch is priced at $235,000. Watches UK
The dial uses large open Roman numerals of 3, 6, 9 and 12, as well as spokes of other indices, which also contribute to improved legibility. The 9621 MC calibre at first sight looks relatively simple – with a thickness of 5.66 mm and a total of only 165 parts – but after careful inspection, it proved to be a clever design,the movement not only can carry its own parts, but also can be carried as a meticulous A dial that is made and clearly legible.