Cartier at SIHH 2013

Jan 30, 2013,21:33 PM

Cartier had a strong year in 2013. Amongst the SIHH exhibitors, it was amongst the best in terms of breadth, complications and ideas. For me the highlights are the pair of mystery watches in the Fine Watchmaking line, the Crash on bracelet, and the little publicised small complications in Santos-Dumont and Tortue cases.



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Part I: Fine Watchmaking

 By: SJX : January 30th, 2013-21:34
The news of the 2013 Fine Watchmaking line was revealed on the forum earlier, and here is the complete list. My favourites are the twin mystery watches, which are inspired by Cartier's iconic mystery clocks. The Mysterious Hours is an especially compellin...  

Part II: Complications and men's

 By: SJX : January 30th, 2013-21:34
Before SIHH Cartier unveiled the new Calibre de Cartier Chronograph with the in-house 1904CH-MC movement. I liked it a lot more than the original Calibre de Cartier automatic, and you can see photos and my thoughts on it . At SIHH Cartier unveiled two mor...  

Part III: Ladies and jewellery

 By: SJX : January 30th, 2013-21:34
The highlight of the ladies' and jewelled watches is the new Crash with a matching teardrop bracelet. I was sceptical when I first saw stock images of the watch, but in person it is beautiful. The delicate teardrop links of the bracelet match the case sha...  

What especially grabbed my attention was the day hand of the…

 By: marcelo : January 31st, 2013-04:05
…Rotonde de Cartier PC Chronograph. So clever! Thank you for the great report, SJX. ;)

I like the "T" shape, which makes it much easier...

 By: marcelo : January 31st, 2013-11:32 see which day the hand is pointing to.

The T-shaped hand is actually

 By: SJX : February 1st, 2013-10:12
used on all the perpetual and annual calendar models. And you are right, it is very functional. - SJX

Nope but that does not mean the end of the collaboration

 By: SJX : January 31st, 2013-10:16
Cartier may work with AP R&P in the future. - SJX

Nice new line-up, as always...

 By: KIH : February 2nd, 2013-19:28
.. I am just concerned that Cartier is getting further away from my league before I can reach and bigger and thicker like other brands.... :-( The mysterious tourbillon is one to meet in person.... Ken

Double Mysterious tourbillon is very interesting

 By: SJX : February 2nd, 2013-23:56
visually and mechanically, though perhaps a bit big for the Japanese market. - SJX

Part IV: An analysis of Cartier's 2013 collection

 By: SJX : February 17th, 2013-21:11
Cartier’s new collection presented at SIHH 2013 is notable not just for the various watches, but for a few trends that reflect the brand’s development as a watchmaker. One is the invoking of Cartier’s historical timepieces with the new Crash and Mysteriou...