Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night Left to Right- 18k rose gold, 18k white gold, stainless steel
Cartier has really refined their watch collection over the last 5 years. They have gone from a world renowned watch brand because of their style and name, to a serious watchmaker with in house movements and innovative technical complications.
They recently released the Rotonde De Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night in three different models including 18k rose gold retails for $26,000, 18k white gold retails for $27,800, and stainless steel retail for $9,650.
This watch has a 42mm case, and interesting dial with all twelve roman numerals, an original retrograde second timezone feature between the ten and eleven o’clock position, a big date function at the twelve o’clock position, a day/night indicator between the three and four o’clock position and a small sub seconds at the six o’clock position.
I am impressed with how refined and handsome this watch is but I don’t like that the roman numeral twelve and roman numeral six have been cut off to accommodate the respective complications positioned at both those locations. The dial has incredible depth with the gorgeous guilloche work in different areas of the dial. The hands are the iconic Breguet style pomme hands. The movement is the in house 1904-FU MC. This is Catier’s simplest in house complication calibre.
Personally, I think the steel version is the nicest looking and well priced for an in house movement with three different complication for under ten thousand dollars.