Cartier, the renowned French luxury watch and jewelry brand, has added a new timepiece to its replica Rotonde de Swiss made replica Cartier collection: the Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. This exquisite watch offers both practicality and elegance, with a range of features that make it an ideal choice for collectors and watch enthusiasts alike.
The Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is powered by an automatic mechanical movement, ensuring accurate timekeeping and a smooth operating experience. The movement is housed within a 42mm case, which is available in various materials including rose gold, white gold, and platinum. The case is also water-resistant up to 30 meters, making it suitable for everyday wear.
One of the standout features of this replica watches for sale is its perpetual calendar function. This means that the watch automatically adjusts for leap years, making it unnecessary to manually adjust the date every four years. The calendar function is displayed on three sub-dials, which show the day, month, and year.
In addition to its perpetual calendar function, the Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph also features a chronograph function. The chronograph function allows the wearer to time events accurately, with a central seconds hand and sub-dials that display elapsed time and minutes. The chronograph function is operated via pushers located on the side of the case.
The dial of the Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is both elegant and easy to read. The Roman numerals and sword-shaped hands are classic Cartier design elements, while the sub-dials add a touch of complexity and sophistication. The sapphire crystal glass is scratch-resistant and provides excellent visibility of the dial.
The strap of the Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is crafted from high-quality alligator leather, adding to the overall luxurious feel of the watch. The strap is available in various colors, allowing wearers to choose according to their personal style and preferences.
In conclusion, the AAA quality replica Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is an exceptional timepiece that combines practicality with elegance. Its perpetual calendar function and chronograph function make it a highly functional watch, while its exquisite design and meticulous craftsmanship make it a true work of art. Whether you’re a collector or simply appreciate the beauty of fine watches, the Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is sure to impress.
As I’ve previously mentioned in my take on the Jaeger-LaCoultre Reverso, I have a soft spot in my heart for square and rectangular watches. To me, they represent a period long past: an era pre-Golden Age horology, pre-Quartz Crisis, and pre-Modern: a time when a watch was either a tool or an event accessory, with little else in-between. The ReplicaCartierTank watch is no exception to this nostalgia, and is in fact considered one of the icons of this style, as evidenced by the many imitators that followed it.
Cartier (the brand) has long prided itself on the Tank’s rich history. Originally developed in 1917 by Louis Cartier, and released to the general market in 1919, it went from being among the first watches handed to American General Pershing for his service during World War I, to being chosen as the timepiece of choice for President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, to becoming — perhaps most impressively — one of the very few watch models just as popular with men as it is with women. The Cartier Tank is nothing to scoff at, and while I have number of reservations about the series overall (mostly due to the use of quartz movements in several of them), the watch has earned its place in horology and continues to evolve as a truly classic piece.
While the Cartier Tank long has long been known as a rather fashion-forward series, Cartier has always kept one or two models in its rotation that directly honor the early pieces of the 1920s. Today, those models are the Tank Louis Cartier and the Tank Solo, the first of which we will look at. The Tank Louis Cartier, for the most part, keeps to the original spirit of the Tank watch. Hitting many of the major Tank keys, the piece is housed in an 18k gold, 29.5 mm x 22 mm case, maintains a white Art Deco-style dial with black minute counter and Roman numerals, uses steel-blue sword hands, and, possibly most characteristic of all, has a sapphire-beaded crown.
The most noticeable change between this watch and its historical predecessors is the movement; I’ll spoil the plot and tell you right now that it’s quartz. Now, of course I have already admitted to an anti-quartz bias, and Cartier has been known to focus almost primarily on quartz movements since at least the 1970s (go check out the vintage Les Must de Cartier collection), but to me, there is little excuse for Cartier’s most historically important timepiece not to contain a traditional mechanical movement.
In truth, however, the reason why Cartier uses uses quartz movements in these watches is abundantly clear: the Cartier Tank was (and is) famous not because of superb or innovative mechanics, but much more due to a design that made it the watch that so many people want as their personal accessory. Andy Warhol somewhat notably said, “I don’t wear a Tank watch to tell the time. Actually, I never even wind it. I wear a Tank because it is the luxury watch to wear!” I can only imagine that many other people shared this sentiment, and Cartier was smart enough to adjust the product accordingly.
In the spirit of Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, the second watch we will look at is the more contemporarily designed Tank Anglaise. This watch was released in 2012, with its stated aim to “perfectly embody” Louis Cartier’s desire for seamless design. While the watch is available in 17 different variations in many different metals, sizes, and bracelets — starting from a $4,850 steel case and going all the way up to a diamond-encrusted $168,000 case — the piece has quickly caught the attention of many consumers for its modern Cartier appeal. The model I am focusing on is a steel “large model” (Ref. W5310009), housed in a 39.2 mm x 29.8 mm case, using a nine-sided protected crown with iconic sapphire tip, and on a satin-finished, polished steel bracelet. The watch also features a two-toned flinqué and silvered dial with date window, steel-blue sword hands, and traditional Tank Roman numerals and minute counter. The whole piece is powered by an automatic movement, Cartier Caliber 077.
Given a choice to wear one, I would actually prefer the Tank Louis Cartier over the Tank Anglaise. You may be wondering why, given my previous comments, but the simple truth is that I find the Anglaise, is more an accessory than a tribute. While the watch certainly pays homage to past references — with the dial’s decals, general proportions, and sapphire tipped crown — I find it lacks the historical inspiration and simplicity that defines the older Tank models. I do love the automatic movement, which I’m sure was added as an effort to pay tribute to Louis Cartier and the era of watches in which he lived. But still, this piece appears to be a push deeper into the fashion-oriented, rather than the horology-oriented, realm of the watch world.
Cartier Tank Replica watches are undeniably cool. They’re iconic, and chances are most people (even if they aren’t watch geeks) can identify one in the wild, which always makes for a good conversation. But the series is not without flaws. While I’m positive Cartier will have no problem selling these watches for many more decades, no matter how much the brand strays from the model’s original look and feel, the Cartier Tank is one of the last remnants of the vintage Art Deco era, and I would hate to see it lose its individualistic quality. Have I mentioned that I love square watches?