Then there is the skeleton work, the product of a long Cartier tradition that began in the 1930s. It achieved signature status in 2009 with the creation of the skeleton watch with sculpted mechanism in the shape of Roman numerals. Unmistakeable and instantly recognisable, it is protected by a patent, enabling Cartier to create a skeleton movement with
an architecture that helps to tell the time.
With the calibre 9983 MC, Cartier decided to reveal the gear train of the mysterious movement, which is usually hidden beneath the dial. This transparency exposes even the smallest details of the movement’s architecture, but reveals nothing of the mysterious mechanism’s magic.
The purity of the Rotonde de Cartier watch
Chosen for its balanced proportions and pure dimensions, the round shape of the Rotonde de Cartier watch provides the ideal setting for the original combination of these two signatures.