Design has always been central to fake Cartier’s philosophy of time. Every line and every shape has been thought out with incredible detail, so much so that the resulting timepieces are masterclasses of mechanical art. This year, the Maison celebrates its spirit of innovation and passion for design with two new luxury replica watches, all centred around the tourbillon and each a fine example of its watchmaking know-how.
The skeleton dial copy Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieuxm, for example, sees the entire movement floating in weightlessness at the centre of the watch, an astonishing feat that’s almost well, magical. Even more astonishing, is how the space dedicated to hiding all these gears has been reduced to the bare minimum.
For this, the watchmakers at the Swiss copy Cartier Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds had to design the tourbillon carriage to not only integrate the watch’s regulating organ but also the entire wheel train from the barrel to the balance, which is all carried by a sapphire disc. This carriage is also responsible for the function of the minute hand and completes one revolution of the dial every hour to create a spectacle that you won’t be able to look away from.