Rotonde de Cartier Mystery watch
42 mm, yellow gold
Cartier explores a new artisanal technique: grisaille gold paste enameling, an ancient art form recently revived by craftsmen at the Maison. Gold paste is fired several times then carefully poured directly into black enamel, giving the panther a unique sheen. The glinting feline is poised as if guarding the Manufacture mystery movement.
Cartier d'Art Rotonde de Cartier watch, 42 mm, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding caliber 9981 MC. Case in 18K yellow gold set with 67 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.17 carats), beaded crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.10 carats). Dial in 18K yellow gold with panther motif in grisaille gold-paste enamel. Sword-shaped hands in rhodium-finished steel. Sapphire crystal. Strap in semi-matte black alligator skin, 18 mm double adjustable folding buckle in 18K yellow gold set with 43 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.42 carats). Complication mystery hour and minute display. Individually numbered movement containing 158 parts including 27 jewels. Movement diameter: 31.28 mm, thickness of the movement: 4.61 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 48 hours. Sapphire case back. Case thickness: 11.6 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters). Limited edition of 80 numbered pieces.