April 2018


Cartier used Diamond-black ADLC coating to redefine two classic models of Santos De Cartier collection. Santos 100 Carbon and Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon show the black appearance, meanwhile those classic features created by the brand gain the further extension.

Cartier Santos 100 Carbon
A great number of people know about the history of Cartier Santos collection. The first men’s wristwatch created by Louis Cartier in 1904 was given to Albert Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian pilot. As time flies, the appearance of the style of the Santos collection never change a lot. Cartier marked the centenary of the watch with a new version, the Santos 100. New styles of the Santos 100 are designed to get rid of the stale and bring forth the fresh. It’s due to the distinctive shape design and a new in-house movement that the Santos 100 Carbon appears the different features from the rest.

At first glance, Cartier Santos 100 Carbon 2016 is similar to the Santos 100 ADLC released in 2009, but the old model has a nude bezel. It’s obvious that their dimensions are different by a comparison of the two models. Besides, the second hand of the new model is coated in red, bold and lifeful. Made of refined steel, the whole case is coated with ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-like Carbon), close to DLC. It’s a PACVD coating specifically developed for luxury and fashion goods. Its characteristic hardness and impact and scratch resistance combined with the noble black metallic look make the carbon watch stylish and modern. Close up, we see that the ADLC case boasts drawing process perfectly. The black calfskin strap extends from the large case, 51 mm x 41.3 mm. Thanks for curved lugs designed according to shapes of wrists, Cartier Santos 100 Carbon pressed around the wrist perfectly. The watch is equipped with Cal. 1847 MC launched in 2015, reliable and durable.
Santos 100 Carbon Watch
Calibre 1847 MC: Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding
Material: Steel and ADLC case
Crown: 7-faceted crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel
Dial color: Black
Hand: Sword-shaped hands in steel and luminescent material
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Black calfskin strap with steel triple adjustable folding clasp
Case dimensions: 51.1 mm x 41.3 mm, thickness: 10.34 mm
Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 metres)

Cartier calibre 1847 MC No DateMovement: Automatic
Display: Analog
Diameter: 25.60 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Jewels: 23
Power reserve: approx 42 hours
Frequency: 28,800
Hands: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon
As one of the most popular collections, Balloon Bleu De Cartier watch enjoys a high reputation for its classic look, iconic features and high-end craftsmanship in the watchmaking field, even the top watchmaking field. The Balloon Bleu Carbon watch retains almost all features from the collection. Although the watch doesn’t come with blued-steel hands, sword-shaped hour and minute hands with luminescent material and the second hand boast high readability. Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon is equipped with in-house Cal. 1847 MC, like Santos 100 Carbon watch. Both of them have classic features and modern style on whether the appearance or the movement. What’s more, you never are upset that you should change your wristwatches according to different occasions, because either of them can meet your demands and stand out your charm.

Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon
Calibre 1847 MC: Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding
Material: Steel and ADLC case
Crown: Fluted crown set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel
Dial color: Black
Hand: Sword-shaped hands in steel and luminescent material
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Black calfskin strap with steel double adjustable folding buckle
Calendar: Dial aperture at 3 O’clock
Case dimensions: 42.1 mm, thickness: 13 mm
Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Calibre de Cartier Diver blue watch, Manufacture self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 1904-PS MC.
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Bezel: ceramic bezel with Super-LumiNova* indicators
Crown: faceted steel crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel.
Dial: partly snailed blue dial with Super-LumiNova* indicators
Hand: steel sword-shaped hands coated with Super-LumiNova*
Glass: sapphire crystal
Bracelet: blue calfskin and rubber strap, steel ardillon buckle
Dial aperture: calendar aperture at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Water-resistant to 30 bar (approx. 300 meters/1,000 feet).

Upholding “the bluer, the better” for the design concept, Cartier launched Calibre De Cartier Diver Blue Watch at SIHH 2016. Although it doesn’t look different from many of Calibre De Cartier diver watches on design, Calibre De Cartier Diver Blue Watch has more attractive appearance than models with black dials. Calibre De Cartier diver blue 42 mm is available in all-steel, steel & rose gold and 18k rose gold. Whether steel, steel & gold and 18K rose gold, blue and any of them is a perfect match. Besides, blue adds freshness to the brand. Blue dial and blue ceramic bezel set off good texture each other. 11 mm-thick case makes the diver watch be the fusion of a perfect dress watch and a diver timepiece. The watch redefined sporty style of Calibre de Cartier collection.

With solid case, legible dial, good water-proof property and attractive look, such diver watches will attract consumer’s attention and sell well. Only famous watch brands focus on the demands from consumer, they can occupy and enlarge more of market shares. Partly snailed blue dial bears iconic Roman numeral hour markers, and bold XII reminds wearers to get perfect time. Roman number XII, square indicators and sub-dial at six O’clock coated with Super-LumiNova* play important roles whether in the dark condition or in the sea. Ceramic bezel with Super-LumiNova* indicators and fluted disc fixing the bezel are easy to be operated, even though you are wearing gloves in the sea. We just spin anticlockwise the unidirectional bezel, and the timer function starts.

Cartier caliber 1904-PS MC
Brand: Cartier
Reference: 1904-PS MC
Movement: Automatic
Display: Analog
Diameter: 25.60
Jewels: 27
Reserve: 48
Frequency: 28800
Date: Date
Hands: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Cartier’s 1904-PS MC mechanical movement is an automatic mechanism – the watch is wound by kinetic energy, and the swing of your arm as you walk is enough to keep it ticking. It uses double barrels (most automatic watches traditionally have one), and this gives it a highly constant chronometre throughout the duration of the watch’s 48-hour power reserve. This means the watch will display time accurately and consistently for two days after you take it off your wrist, even though at that point it’s no longer getting wound by the movement of your arm. Solid craftsmanship makes the watch water proof up to 300 meters. You know, many of Cartier watches extends to 3 bar water resistance in the daily life.

Blue really fits to the diving watch theme. With blue calfskin and rubber strap, Calibre De Cartier Diver Blue Watch not only shows sporty style but also stands out chic dress style. With delicate case, appropriate size and reliable movement, The blue diver watch is an excellent timepiece.

Cartier fused advanced watchmaking technology with unique aesthetics to create an iconic timepiece-Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon with an extraordinary movement which includes features of the mysterious movement and minute repeater. Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon added a brilliant new chapter to the history of Cartier sophisticated timepieces. The clever combination of sophisticated functions and the round watch case of Rotonde de Cartier watches makes the watch be the good model in advanced watchmaking field.

The Rotonde de Cartier faced two serious challenges: Cartier Cal. 9407 MC that consists of 448 parts and the 11.15 mm-thick watch case challenge the technology; Black rhodium plated movement that sets off mysterious beauty of the double tourbillon and the rhythm of minute repeater mechanism reveal natural but unique aesthetics.

Mysterious Double Tourbillon
It was in 1912 that the first Cartier Mestery Clocks, Model A with a mysterious movement made its appearance.The double tourbillon originates from that classic timepiece. It seems that the floating tourbillon that rotates in a circle every 60 seconds doesn’t any connection with the movement. Sapphire crystal disc above the tourbillon spins in a circle every five minutes, mysterious and charming. The double tourbillon is arranged on the eccentric position of the sub-dial between 9 and 10 O’clock. The minute repeater mechanism was set at six O’clock, whose hour hammer and minute hammer show an iconic style of Cartier watchmaking.

Minute Repeater Mechanism
Equipped with manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, Cal.9407 MC, Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon brings unique hearing enjoyment.
*Intensity of Sound
To grow the intensity of timing, the weight of Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon is reduced to minimum. First, Titanium watch case. Second, reasonable skeleton design for the dial helps the weight of the case reduce by 50g. Besides, four connecting points between the movement and the case and additional connecting points between the movement and the gong keep transmission of vibration. The big case for 45 mm supplies the best environment for increasing resonance chamber.
To create tuneful sounds, Cal. 9407 MC used B bassoon and D high gong to strike the hours and minutes. After minute repeater mechanism is started, the fly-wheel with a mute system at 7 O’clock guarantees the purity of sound.
The uniqueness of minute-repeating sound depends on the geometrical morphology and materials of the gong. Chilled-steel square section gong can express rich timbre, including eight kinds of harmonics.
*Length of Sound
Length of sound depends on the precision that the hammer hitting the gong. Square section gong can control the range of hitting of the hammer, hence the system is easy to maintain the consistency of each shot. The fly-wheel adjust the speed of which the hammer operates, so the tuneful sounds are guaranteed.