Cartier Caliber Collection 2010By Jeffrey Hyatt
The new Cartier Caliber Collection features the first self-winding mechanical movement crafted entirely by Cartier: the calibre 1904 MC. Consider this a move forward that testifies to the priority Cartier gives to developing its own movements, based on research. Striking a nice balance between power and finesse, the Calibre de Cartier watch is exceptionally comfortable to wear. The bezel that embellishes the case plays on contrasts: polished on the exterior, it becomes increasingly dynamic as it approaches the case.
A 28 degree free-fall towards the dial culminates in a fluted ring marked with 120 notches. The dial offers a virile reinterpretation of both the Cartier watchmaking codes and Roman numerals. A transparent sapphire crystal case back reveals the calibre 1904 MC. The Calibre de Cartier arrives in April, starting at $6500. [via acquire]