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Cartier Courts Young Men With Luxe Fake Watches

It is “everything you want and nothing that you don’t,” read a review in Hodinkee about the new Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat, an elegant retro-style timepiece that was a breakout star of the recent Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie cartier replica watches swiss movement show in Geneva. “Laying eyes on it will inevitably lead to your reaching out to put it on your wrist,” enthused Revolution, a watch magazine. “Our prayers have been answered,” read another site, Monochrome.

Fresh off the release of its sporty Drive de Cartier last year, and the streamlined Extra-Flat version this year, Cartier seems to be having a moment.

The august Parisian jeweler long associated with Art Deco elegance and money-is-no-object opulence, particularly for well-heeled women (hey, Cartier is name-checked by Marilyn Monroe in “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”), has become an unlikely darling of the young male watch-geek set, whose tastes typically run to brawny dive watches by Rolex and Omega.

Fake Drive de Cartier watch
Fake Drive de Cartier watch

To put things in automotive terms, it is as if Rolls-Royce were suddenly trop chic among the Land Rover crowd.

“The Drive manages to capture the X-factor their other watches were lacking, while still looking distinctly Cartier,” said Zach Weiss, 32, the executive editor of the watch site Worn & Wound, which caters to stylish young men.

“It’s not a betrayal of their image or a shift in branding; rather, it’s the brand creating a product for the tastes of a newer, younger market,” Mr. Weiss added. “The cushion-cased design has the reserved but glamorous notes that are quintessentially Cartier, but with a bolder, more aggressive posture. It’s stylish, masculine and tasteful. It’s a watch you would imagine Ralph Lauren happily including in his line.”

Replica Cartier Tank Française watch
Replica Cartier Tank Française watch

Cartier is hardly an afterthought in the world of fine timepieces. The venerable French maison, which is owned by the Richemont luxury group and manufactures its watches in Switzerland, has typically been listed as either the second- or third-biggest Swiss cartier santos 100 replica watch brand in terms of sales, alongside Omega, behind Rolex.

Indeed, Cartier has been churning out timepieces since World War I, when it introduced the Tank, with its design cues borrowed from the Renault army tank. Seven decades later, Gordon Gekko advertised his Master of the Universe standing by wearing an 18-karat gold Santos de Cartier Galbée in “Wall Street.”

Even so, Cartier was not necessarily the first brand opted for by young men wearing untucked oxford shirts carrying Filson bags, particularly since many of its classic models, including the Tank and the Santos – even those in men’s sizes – have become must-haves for female Wall Streeters and fashion editors.

“Despite being undeniably sophisticated, they lack the cool factor found in Speedmasters, Submariners and Carreras,” said Mr. Weiss, referring to classic macho sports watches by Omega, Rolex and Tag Heuer, respectively.

Replica Cartier Santos-Dumont watch
Replica Cartier Santos-Dumont watch

But that no longer seems to be the case. The brand made a new commitment to haute horlogerie starting in 2008 with the introduction of the Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon housing Cartier’s first in-house movement, also its first caliber to bear the prestigious Geneva Seal denoting high craftsmanship.

Cartier has continued to push the envelope with ultra-high-end watches for collectors such as the Rotonde De Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, priced at $450,000, which was released at S.I.H.H. in January.

Not all of Cartier’s six-figure museum pieces hit their mark, said Ariel Adams, the editor of aBlogtoWatch, but their evident ambition led to a “halo effect,” leaving a “positive impression on watch lovers who see Cartier’s $8,000 watches in a new light.”

Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat replica watch
Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat replica watch

To some young watch aficionados, however, Cartier should not require a formal introduction to the next generation.

“It’s easy to forget that Cartier was arguably the most important design house of the 20th century,” said Stephen Pulvirent, Hodinkee’s managing editor. “When people talk about Cartier ‘getting into watches,’ they don’t know what they’re talking about. Sure, Cartier has to do some work to win over the segment of male collectors who typically flock to the likes of Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe, but there’s a pretty steady stream of awesome and popular Cartier watches going right back to the original Santos.”

“After all,” he added, “there is a lot more out there than just chunky black cartier diver watch replica.”

Copy Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Earth And Moon Watch Hands-On

In the past couple of years, under the guidance of Carole Forestier-Kasapi, cartier replica‘s Director of Movement Creation, Cartier has established itself as a major player in haute horology. Some notable recent pieces include the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch, the Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Grande Complication, and the watch you see here, the very special Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth And Moon Tourbillon watch. The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Tourbillon watch was actually first introduced in 2014, with this being a pink gold version.

The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Tourbillon watch in pink gold is identical mechanically to the one released in 2014 except for the case material and dial styling. The first Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Tourbillon watch came in a platinum case and had a striking lapis lazuli dial. It was also limited to just 50 pieces, so not everyone who wanted one could have one.

This version comes in a pink gold case. Case dimensions are unchanged at 47mm wide and 16.55mm thick. The case is expertly designed and the gently curved lugs mean it will even fit quite well on thinner wrists. It also helps that the brown alligator strap is so well-made, which is something that maybe does not need to be clarified with a imitation watch that costs about a quarter of a million dollars. The case finishing is also top notch, with perfectly polished surfaces and well-defined lines throughout. Another noteworthy feature of the case is the beaded crown, also rendered in 18K pink gold, and set with a blue sapphire cabochon.

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rotonde de cartier chronograph replica watches

However, the highlight for me has got to be the dial. While the original Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Tourbillon watch in platinum had a lapis lazuli dial, this new model in pink gold has an “openworked” dial with two gorgeous meteorite discs. The use of meteorite is fitting because it calls to mind the surface of the moon since this is, after all, a watch with a moon phase complication. That aside, the meteorite dial has this ethereal quality and invokes the adventure of space like few other watches can.

The first meteorite disc at the upper portion of the dial forms the subdial for telling time. Time is told simply by reading off the two blued steel hands that point toward large skeletonized Roman numerals that are formed using 18k white gold on the periphery of the dial. Look closely and you will notice a 24-hour ring around the subdial. This is for telling time in another timezone and can be independently adjusted simply by using the pusher at 2 o’clock. This makes the Copy Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Tourbillon watch very practical for frequent travelers.

However, the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Tourbillon watch’s pièce de résistance is its on-demand moon phase indicator. Activating the pusher at 4 o’clock will cause the second meteorite disc to swing into position to indicate the current phase of the moon. The phase of the moon is read by telling how much it obscures the tourbillon. A full moon would mean that the tourbillon remains completely exposed, while a new moon would mean that the meteorite disc completely covers the tourbillon. It’s also worth mentioning that the moon phase indicator is accurate to a single day every 126 years. All in all, it’s a very creative take on one of the oldest horological complications.

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fake cartier moon tourbillon watch

The caliber 9440 MC that powers the watch has been excellently finished. On the dial side, there is expertly applied perlage, and flipping the watch over to its sapphire case back exposes an intricate series of bridges that resemble stars and have been finely beveled. The wheels have circular graining and the jewel sinks have been polished. Caliber 9440 MC is hand-wound and is made out of 362 parts, including 40 jewels. It beats at 3Hz and has a power reserve of 72 hours.

The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Tourbillon watch is an excellent demonstration of fake cartier watches‘s watchmaking abilities and it is a creative take on the moon phase complication. It’s one of the most impressive and whimsical watches that Cartier makes.

The Replica Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour Watch

In an engineering feat of the invisible versus the visible, Cartier introduces the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious replica cartier womens watch

Study the clues in the case of the Copy Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour watch and you might just discover the fine watchmaking secrets behind this new Cartier novelty. Debuted at SIHH 2017, this exceptional timepiece puts the maison’s haute horlogerie and design prowess to the test, combining skeleton work and a mysterious movement into a 42mm-sized space. At once asymmetrical yet structured, the stylistic daring of its dimensions certainly beckons a closer inspection, one worthy of a Sherlockian approach.

Rotonde de Cartier replica
Rotonde de Cartier replica

Divvying the Rotonde de Cartier into two distinct elements, it is the invisible that first grabs the attention; zeroing in on the pair of sword-shaped hands seemingly suspended on thin air. And yet the truth behind this marvel is the in-house developed calibre 9983 MC, wherein the hands are not directly linked to the movement but instead joined to two crystal sapphire discs fitted with teeth along its edges – one each for the minute and the hour pointer – which are in turn activated by the movement, thereby rotating the hands. Astoundingly, this ingenious mechanism had been utilised by Cartier over a hundred years ago when the maison introduced its first mystery clock in 1912. Mindblown, we know.

replica rotonde de cartier skeleton mysterious watch
replica rotonde de cartier skeleton mysterious watch

Then comes the examination of the palladium skeleton frame, a design facet of the watch stemming from another long Cartier tradition that dates from the ’30s. Chiselled with bridges fabricated as Roman numerals branching out along a crescent-like arc for a striking visual, this patented form resulted in the creation of the unique movement, transposing the gear train into a ‘peek-a-boo’ arrangement that hints at the fake watch’s mysterious mechanism without giving away the game. Perfectly cutting a balance between the hidden and the obvious, the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour is a horology conundrum you’ll delightfully flip over and over in admiring contemplation.

Double Tourbillon The Latest Fake Cartier ‘mystery’ Timepiece

Part of Cartier’s impressive line-up for the forthcoming SIHH 2017 watch fair in Switzerland is the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, said to be one of the most complicated replica cartier watches for men the iconic French brand has ever produced.

One of Cartier’s famous “mystery” watches, the new model features a minute repeater and tourbillon escapement with an entirely exposed movement.

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luxury cartier fake watches

The suspended hands found in most of Cartier’s mystery watches are this time replaced by a seemingly magic tourbillon. However, it is the patented double axis rotation which makes the new watch a double tourbillon, with the flying tourbillon cage rotating every minute and performing a lap around the sapphire disk every five minutes.

The watch’s new minute repeater also uses square section gongs and hammers visible on the dial side of the replica cartier women’s watches uk to achieve optimum sound. The minute repeater can be activated on demand at the push of a button.

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rotonde de cartier replica

Other notable features include a manually wound Cartier Caliber 9407MC movement which comprises 448 components, 45 jewels, black rhodium finishes and is Poinçon de Genève certified.

Pricing for the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon will be revealed during SIHH, which runs from 16 – 20 January.

Introducing The Ronde Louis Replica Cartier Xl Flamed Gold Plated Ladies Watch

Cartier announce their latest Métiers d’Art timepiece ahead of SIHH 2017, which brings a whole new craft into the maison’s knowledge set.

Here’s a TLDR tip for those of you who don’t need an introduction to fake Cartier watches – skip ahead to the last five paragraphs for details on the new watch. There’s a bit of a refresher course directly ahead. All good? Let’s go.

I’m a pretty big fan of Cartier’s Métiers d’Art timepieces, especially when they venture into something a little different. When I first started writing about watches in 2010, the decorative dial arts were comprehensively represented in the Cartier range – mostly the ones we’re familiar with, such as enamelling, mosaic, marquetry, all that kind of stuff.

Cartier replica Métiers d’Art timepieces
Cartier replica Métiers d’Art timepieces

Not long after that, Cartier began going into the lesser-known branches of these established techniques. Grisaille enamel, for example, which layers blanc de Limoges (an opaque, viscous white enamel blend) on a black base to create startlingly three-dimensional chiaroscuro images. Plique-à-jour enamel, which holds panes of translucent enamel in delicate frames for a stained-glass effect.

Unusual materials, such as straw and even flower petals, were incorporated with dials using refined marquetry techniques and were characteristic of Cartier’s hunger to master a growing range of expertises (a trend also seen in their technical cartier tank louis yellow gold original diamonds quartz watchmaking department).

In 2013, Cartier went a step further and started resurrecting artisanal techniques which had long fallen out of mainstream use and resided in the hands of only a few traditional craftsmen – if any at all. The Etruscan craft of creating images from tiny gold spheres and the art of gold wire filigree were introduced into the Cartier Metiers’ d’Art collection in consecutive years.

For the 2017 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Cartier are increasing their store of rare artisanal crafts by one, using the technique of heat-painting.

It’s a somewhat metaphorical term, because there isn’t actually any paint involved. We’re all familiar with blued steel – steel components that are heated until their outermost layer oxidises, creating that deep blue hue that has come to indicate performance and quality in our eyes. Oxidation occurs in stages, and different levels of heat result in different colours.

fake Cartier XL Flamed Gold Watch
fake Cartier XL Flamed Gold Watch

The dial of the replica ronde louis cartier watch uses this principle to form a varicoloured representation of the brand’s signature panther. The gold dial is first evenly blued over its entire surface. The bits of the design that are to be another colour are painstakingly scraped off by hand – you’ll recall that the bluing treatment is only superficial and can be removed by mechanical means. The dial is then fired at a lower temperature, so that the blued surface remains unaffected but the newly exposed metal is oxidised to the temperature-controlled colour. The dial is thus coloured in with multiple stages of firing, each at a lower temperature than the last and with new areas exposed before each firing.

It sounds straightforward in principle, but I have no doubt it is anything but straightforward in practice. I’m thinking here of my experience this recent Christmas, of attempting (insanely) to make gifts for my family based on misleading Pinterest craft projects that looked relatively simple to assemble but were basically one giant 10-hour-long pain in the ass with hot glue burns and joint pain. So much for trying to be sweet and caring and substituting effort for money – I legitimately hate Pinterest now.

With heat-painting, if you miss one colour out, too bad, you can’t just go back and fill it in; you’ll mess up all the subsequent colours of cartier 18k yellow gold ronde louis cartier watch that come in at the lower temperatures, so you’ve basically screwed up. Like any other successfully executed artisanal craft, heat-painting requires a metric ton of pre-planning and patience, more than we common mortals possess and these artisans have nothing but my utmost respect. I’m looking forward to checking it out in a couple weeks at the SIHH. Stay tuned, we’ll let you know how it went.