Things can move fast: it was only in 2013 that Cartier introduced the Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon replica watches, yet this complication has become one of the benchmarks among the brand’s complicated timepieces.
It is more than just a calling card; it is a canvas upon which the product development department may exercise its technical prowess upon.
And speaking of that, Carole Forestier-Kasapi and her team really got carried away with the new Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. The result is a mechanical behemoth that doesn’t hide its horological prowess, but rather grabs the attention of the senses of those fortunate enough to behold it.
Where the double tourbillon was the centerpiece of the previous model, it has now become a visual spectacle as part of a far more complex movement. By adding a minute repeater to an already complicated double tourbillon, Cartier had its work cut out.
The double tourbillon consists of a regular one-minute tourbillon, while the sapphire disk it is placed upon makes one rotation in five minutes.
Visually it seems as if the tourbillon is floating and rotating in space, and technically it has to deal with the added weight of the sapphire disk as well as a quite a bit of extra motion, both of which consume more power.
This of course demands a robust movement providing enough power for all the operations without compromising the precision of its timekeeping capabilities.
Cartier super clone watches not only pulled that off, but even found room to give the new Caliber 9407 MC a power reserve of 84 hours while keeping the overall height at a thin 11.5 mm.