Something Special

To be featured at Watches&Wonders later this month, the Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon is truly harmonious

The calibre 9452 MC is comprised of 142 parts

The Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon

The Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, graced with an entirely diamond-set case, beats to the rhythm of one of the most fascinating Fine Watchmaking complications: the flying tourbillon. A tour de force or a demonstration of elegance depending on the wearer’s point of view, this flying tourbillon, carefully developed by the Cartier Manufacture workshops, contains all the watchmaking symbols of a rich heritage that is proclaimed and renewed.

This construction, as aesthetically beautiful as it is delicate, has led the watchmakers to pay particular attention to the finishing of its 142 parts. As with all Cartier Fine Watchmaking movements, the parts of this mechanical movement with manual winding have been given a specific finish: chamfered bridges, drawn flanks and polished screw heads. This collection of highly regulated finishes meets the criteria for obtaining the “Poinçon de Genève” and serves as a signature of the skilled work conducted with respect for watchmaking tradition in the Cartier workshops at 35 rue du Rhône in Geneva. The meeting between this Fine Watchmaking movement and the new Cartier watch, created with clarity and simplicity in mind, is perfectly harmonious. It proves that at Cartier, aesthetics and watchmaking expertise progress with the same exacting standards.


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