Ever since Cartier released the 41mm-wide version of the Luxury Cartier Replica Clé watch with the “mysterious hours” complication, I’ve been quietly in love with this still newer case design as the foundation of interesting, more high-end models that are nevertheless simple in their presentation.
The challenge in offering a skeletonized movement is in making it both visually attractive, as well as legible and practical. Sometimes movements that were never meant to be skeletonized receive the decorative process and aren’t that amazing-looking as a result. Over the last few years, we’ve seen more and more movements designed from the ground up with skeletonization in mind. isn’t shy about the fact that it meant for the in-house calibre 9621 MC to be cut up and decorated.
With that said, the challenge in maintaining a high degree of legibility in the Cartier Replica Watches Clé Automatic Skeleton is due to the fact that the face is really a skeletonized dial that sits on top of a skeletonized movement. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this from Cartier, and the result is something that does feel beautiful albeit impractical from the perspective of daily utility.
With its retro-style cusion-shaped case and wide lugs, the 41mm-wide size feels good even if the strap feels a bit proportionally narrow given the overall size of the case. The Swiss Cartier Watches case is also a stately 11.45mm thick, which is a size that makes itself known, but also isn’t overly thick by any means.
The in-house-made Fake Cartier Watches 9621 MC is both attractive and practical, operating at 4Hz with about 48 hours of power reserve. Produced from 165 parts, the automatic rotor is also highly skeletonized being produced from 22k white gold. Given the gold’s weight, I am sure it provides enough mass for appropriate automatic winding efficiency.
In any event, replica Cartier watches does not exactly venture deep into new territory with the Cartier Clé Automatic Skeleton, but this is nevertheless a useful and beautiful evolution that appropriately extends the focus on their haute horology work in the right direction – for those who can budget for timepieces at this level.