For 170 years, Cartier has designed and crafted some of the most expensive wristwatches and jewelry in the world. What began as a simple, family-owned business has now expanded to a worldwide seller that produces everything from engagement rings, wedding bands, love bracelets, fragrances, eyewear and more.
Known by many as the international jeweler for royals and celebrities alike, the French company continues to create awe-inspiring pieces that are always timeless and unique. From the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to A-lister actress Angelina Jolie, the Cartier brand is a familiar face among the elite.
The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication Skeleton lives up to Cartier’s reputation, proving to be another beautiful, luxury accessory. The complicated, glass-backed watch rises just above the half million dollar price, incorporating 578 components that move and operate seamlessly. As an “extra flat” skeleton watch, every moving part of the Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication is visible to gaze upon, making it easy to admire the craftsmanship put into the sophisticated design. This particular watch includes a minute repeater, flying tourbillon and a perpetual calendar that includes the months, weekdays and dates. With such a complete system, consumers will marvel not only at its aesthetics but its functionality as well.
However, bringing this watch to life has proved to be no small feat. Developers diligently worked for five years to bring the Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication Skeleton to the market with a style all its own. The company site details the watch also went through 10 weeks of decorating and another 5 weeks of assembly — and it certainly looks like all that hard work and attention to detail has paid off.
The 45 mm timepiece is “Poinçon de Genève” or, in English, Geneva Seal certified, the highest accolade in watchmaking. Boasting a crown set with a blue sapphire, brass dial, and 18K white gold buckle, the Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication Skeleton has more than a few features worth talking about. Altogether the automatic watch holds an astounding 47 jewels. The strap alone, made from black alligator skin, rests smoothly and comfortably on one’s wrist, while the watch’s face draws the attention of every nearby onlooker. Encompassed in a 12.57 mm thick platinum case, the piece remains water-resistant at 30 meters. As the most complicated watch Cartier has designed to date, it’s no wonder why the expensive piece attracts so many eyes.
Those interested in either receiving more information or purchasing the piece are encouraged to contact an ambassador or book an appointment through the Cartier website here.