Buying guide of Cartier replica Astromysterieux
Some watches tend to stand out through brand name, others through durability and others through an out of this world design. Cartier's high-end movement development director Carole Forrestier-Kasapi does not do things by halves. If you are that kind of person who always wants to be different and unique, the watch replica of this edition would definitely be you type. In this case, before we even begin to describe the brand's new Astromysterieux model we need to revisit what we know about the tourbillon. The higher the bird flies, the greater the remaining power reserve.
It was Mrs Forrestier-Kasapi who stressed the significance of looking at the "claims" of a patent when WorldTempus discussed the subject of the central tourbillon with her. Three distinctive patent applications have been filed just for this apparently simple operation: one for the winding system with a floating pivot, one for the time setting by sapphire disc and one for a brake lever system to prevent over-winding. As part of Mrs Forrestier-Kasapi's job, she needs to be capable to navigate the complex verbiage of a patent with the same ease as you or I might read our daily newspaper.
These two elements are significant for the Astromysterieux, since it has a tourbillon which performs one complete rotation in an hour, rather than a minute, and has its entire going train aligned longitudinally. The watch is deeply attractive under lights, the range of finishes means the watch demonstrates a complexity that belies the design which, on paper at least appears simple. But this usually takes the form of just two superimposed sapphire discs for the hours and minutes. But this usually has a direct connection to an indicator that constantly displays the power reserve. In the case of the Cartier Astromysterieux, almost the entire movement assembly seems to be floating in mid air. So how, for example, do you wind the watch and set the time?
Insiders know that the trick is achieved by the utilize of sapphire discs, which are engaged with the movement around their perimeter. The real technical prowess is managing to accommodate all 158 components of the 9981MC calibre in the tight space that remains. An added mystery is how to set the time, since there is no visible crown. To find the solution you have to run the risk of disturbing the lounging panther, since the crown is hidden underneath it. There is no mystery to the price, however, as the weeks of hand engraving combined with the exuberance of 621 diamonds in total, plus the white gold for the case and the panther sculpture make for a price of €170,000, or €350,000 with a diamond-set bracelet.