The Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon watch is an exquisite timepiece we couldn’t take our eyes off of. This watch is part of the 2014 new release line-up by Cartier, which features watches with more bells and whistles than the previous line. “Rotonde” is French for round (if you couldn’t guess), and references the bold circular design of the watch’s face. This special edition offers an original combination of three complications: flying tourbillon, double time zone and moon phase on demand.
The flying tourbillion is a mechanism first introduced in hopes of negating the effects of gravity when the timepiece is stuck in a certain position. It is now a guarantee of precision. The dual-time zone feature is a must for the typical jetsetter (i.e., us), while moon phase on demand is a nifty feature that allows you to determine the position of the moon in the sky with just the push of a button.
The Rotonde De Cartier features a platinum case, beaded crown in platinum set with a blue sapphire cabochon, dial partially decorated with lapis lazuli, 18k white gold grid in the form of Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands in blue steel, and a strap in black alligator skin (we love alligator skin).
The Rotonde De Cartier Earth and Moon timepiece is an exceptional watch for the contemporary gentleman. Cartier knows just how to infuse modern technology with timeless elegance. Check out the Cartier website for more information and timepieces.