Cheap Replica Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré Pendant Watch

“When the commissionaire had gone, Holmes took up the stone and held it against the light. It’s a bonny thing,’ said he. ‘Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil’s pet baits. In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed. This stone is not yet twenty years old. It was found in the banks of the Amoy River in southern China and is remarkable in having every characteristic of the carbuncle, save that it is blue in shade instead of ruby red. In spite of its youth, it has already a sinister history.'” – Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle

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This might seem a rather ominous way to start off a look at one of the most spectacular objects we saw at the Salon this year: the Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré, a gem-set pendant tourbillon watch, and a unique piece. But I mention it as a way of underscoring the irrational passion that gemstones can arouse. Now, this is an horologically interesting creation – the movement, exact fake Cartier caliber 9463 MC, is a double mystery tourbillon, like the Rotonde de Cartier Double Mystery Tourbillon wristwatch – and to say that the mechanism is incidental to the appeal of the Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré would be doing its ingenuity an injustice.

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But while not incidental, mechanics in this case is definitely here not to take center stage, but to lend itself to the larger, overall aesthetic effect of the timepiece. Think of it as a wearable mystery clock.

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The appeal of precious gems is one of the best examples I can think of, of really purely irrational desire. Diamonds are of course just the tip of the iceberg in this respect; colored stones especially seem to arouse the beast in people (as Holmes remarks in The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle, “carbuncle” being an old English term for any colored stone – generally red). The most famous blue precious gem by far, and an exemplar of just how much aura these stones can have, is the famous, and notorious, Hope Diamond, around which legends have sprouted like mushrooms after a thunderstorm. The Hope Diamond is said to have originally adorned the eye of an idol, and naturally, is also said to carry a curse. Cheap replica Cartier watches online.

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Certainly, the fates of many of its owners are both lurid and varied; as reported by the New York Times in 1911, they include King Louis XVI (who owned the stone from which the Hope was cut: the French Blue) and others, who were, “torn to pieces by a mob,” “thrown from a precipice,” “murdered by her sweetheart,” and, perhaps most colorfully, “torn to pieces by wild dogs in Constantinople,” (although “died in misery and want” – the fate of one Francis Deaulieu – has a fine, morbid, Late Victorian ring to it).

However, no such aura surrounds the Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré – though it does have, as the gemological mate to the horological fantasia that is the double mystery tourbillon, a quite magnificent blue stone as its centerpiece. The gem is a sapphire, nearly 26 carats in weight, which forms the detachable pendant to the main, diamond encrusted body of the timepiece.

The latter is in the form of a stylized butterfly. The sapphire was mined in Ceylon – long a source for sapphires; Ceylonese sapphires can vary considerably in depth of color, though the most desirable are a saturated cornflower blue.

It’s always interesting, too, to reflect on the very pedestrian nature of the basic ingredients of something so valuable. Diamonds, after all, are nothing but “crystallized charcoal,” as Holmes remarks later in The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle. (Diamonds, being carbon, will also burn, as it turns out, although the ignition temperature is high enough that demonstrations usually use an external oxygen source.) Sapphires aren’t carbon, but they are another pretty ordinary material: corundum, an aluminum oxide, which is generally used as an industrial abrasive. It’s also very hard, of course, which is why synthetic sapphire’s so popular for watch crystals (and sometimes cases as well).

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The case and chain of the Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré are in rhodiumized white gold.

White diamonds, white metal (either white gold or platinum) and blue sapphire are all both symbolic of Cartier, and a part of its heritage of design. Lots of folks like to object to the blue cabochon on the crown of modern replica Cartier watches but asking Cartier to abandon the cabochon would be like asking Rolex to abandon the crown (and the fact that Cartier retains it in its modern watches is something I admire about them – exactly the sort of tangible connection to a company’s history one wants).

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At € 1.2 million, it’s already sold, and whomever wears it is going to have one of the most irrationally desirable timepieces of the year. It was quite literally the last thing we saw at the Salon, and just as well; anything else would have been anticlimactic.

High Jewelry Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré watch, manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding and mysterious double tourbillon, caliber 9463 MC. Case and chain in rhodiumized 18K white gold set with a faceted oval-shaped Ceylon sapphire of 25.93 carats, with 1,017 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 15.92 carats, with 31 rose-cut diamonds totaling 1.00 carat, with 18 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 2.45 carats, with 14 sapphires totaling 2.27 carats, with a princess-cut diamond for .32 carats, and with onyx, with a sapphire crystal and case-back, rhodiumized steel sword-shaped hands. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approximately 30 meters/100 feet). Unique piece. Price, € 1,200,000. Sold, but still visible in all its unobtainable glory at Cartier online.

Cheap Replica Cartier Rotonde Chronograph Watches Review

Cartier has a few lovely chronographs in their current watch collection (very few, actually), but the company isn’t exactly known for being a producer of too many chronograph timepieces. Think of the classic Tank or Santos, or other case shapes that help define the classic French-based (Swiss Made) luxury firm whose products are so often part of an elegant lifestyle. Actually, if you think of most classic Cartier timepieces, they only indicate the time. With that said, recently, chronograph models have begun to find their way into more cheap replica Cartier timepieces such as this newer Cartier Rotonde Chronograph – and they even include an in-house made Cartier mechanical chronograph movement.

That movement is the Cartier calibre 1904-CH MC automatic chronograph which, I believe, debuted in 2013 when Cartier launched the Calibre Chronograph (hands-on here). A pretty workhorse, the 1904-CH MC is a refreshingly modern chronograph movement designed for functionality and practicality – with an attractive level of decoration, even though it is a “mass-produced” movement. I like that the movement is visible through a sapphire crystal window on the rear of the case.

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The 1904-CH MC is built from 269 parts and 5.72mm thick. Operating at 4Hz (28,800 bph), the movement has 48 hours of power reserve between two barrels and, of course, features automatic winding. The chronograph has a column wheel and measures up to 12 hours. This is something that makes the layout of the 1904-CH MC movement a bit unique – that even though it is a bi-compax chronograph with just two subdials it nevertheless measures up to 12 hours. Often, chronographs with just two subdials use one for the running seconds and another for the chronograph minutes (often up to 30 only). Here, however, luxury fake Cartier watches decided to remove the running seconds hand altogether and instead offer a 12-hour chronograph. I appreciate this decision because it adds a world more of utility to the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph, and if you really want to measure seconds, all you need to do is activate the chronograph.

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Also on the dial is a window for the day at 6 o’clock. I really appreciate how they kept everything nice and symmetrical on the dial of the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph. Cartier is usually quite on top of symmetry (even though some of their most interesting watches today do not have symmetrical dials) when they want to be, and the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph certainly benefits as a result. More so, aside from the Ballon Bleu Chronograph watches, the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph is currently Cartier’s most eligible “dressy chronograph,” and frankly, I find it to be one of the most appealing choices out there – with regard to the best replica Cartier Rotonde Chronograph in the steel case.

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Dressy chronograph watches are on the rarer side because chronographs are often associated with sports themes. It is true that some historically sport chronograph watches have transitioned into being more formal by today’s standards, but dress chronographs aren’t, per se, rare, but certainly much less common than sport chronograph watches.

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The Rotonde case serves as a great platform for a Cartier dress chronograph watch. At 40mm wide in this iteration, the case is 12.15mm thick and, here, in steel (water resistant to 30 meters). Note that Cartier also offers the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph in 18k rose gold as well as a limited edition 18k white gold version (with a cool blue and silver “panda dial”). While the precious metal versions are lovely, they are more than double the price of the steel version, so the value proposition drops off quite a bit, given the premium for gold.

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Cartier’s Rotonde case design is very clever, being a moderate size but not feeling small due to the case and lug thickness. The lugs gracefully curve, and the entire case tapers up a bit from the base to the bezel. It is subtle enough to appear very traditional, but the proportions and details on the Cartier Rotonde are impressive, in my opinion. Cartier further opts for vintage-style rectangular chronograph pushers, and you of course have a distinctive Cartier crown with a beaded edge and a blue spinel cabochon. Cartier also uses blue sapphire crystal for some cabochons but the spinel looks very similar. Since both stones in this instances are synthetic, I am not sure if it is a cost issue moving over to spinel or just something about ease of production.

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Suffice it to say that I rather like not only the Rotonde case but how the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph version of it is rendered. The steel version of the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph has a lightly textured silvered dial with black Roman numeral hour markers as well blue steel pomme-style hour and minute hands. The result is a very classic, very Cartier dial. It also seems that compared to some older Cartier models, the logo is getting larger on the face – but its possible that this has been around for a while and I am just noticing it now.

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Even though there is no luminant on the dial, the high contrast between the face and the hands offer a welcome degree of legibility. The thick, applied chapter ring around the dial periphery adds an additional layer of depth which means that the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph dial does not appear flat – something which can often be an issue with such classic-looking watch dials. I also don’t get why on a watch like the luxury replica Cartier Rotonde Chronograph, all the hands are the right length, whereas on some other Cartier models, the hands can be too short.

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Attached to the case is a black alligator strap and Cartier’s standard deployant clasp which allows you to precisely size the strap, but at the expense of some convenience, given that it is a pain to do, but solid once you’ve carefully sized the strap from both ends.

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As a comfortable and attractive dress watch with a bit more visual interest (and functionality) than a time only model, the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph is a very capable everyday wear or office timepiece. It’s good for conservative types as well as those who often like more original designs but sometimes just want a really nicely refined classic. In steel, the reference CRWSRO0002 Cartier Rotonde Chronograph is $9,050. Ref. W1556238 in 18k rose gold is $23,700, and ref. W1556239 in 18k white gold (limited to 300 pieces) is $25,400.

Replica Watches Cartier Re-Opens Landmark Fifth Avenue Mansion Designed by Thierry Despont

After nearly three years of complete renovation, the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue re-opened last week with much fanfare. The completely revamped mansion is the stuff legends are made of – much like all of Cartier. In fact, the mansion was initially purchased nearly 100 years ago with a pearl necklace.

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It was in 1912 that Pierre Cartier, the grandson of founder of the brand Louis Cartier, began a search for a magnificent New York location that would rival the grand Paris Rue de la Paix flagship store. New York wasn’t easy, but eventually, right in the heart of Manhattan, he found a neo-Renaissance style mansion owned by businessman Morton F. Plant. Plant’s wife Mae had seen a natural pearl necklace (with 128 graduated natural pearls) at the cheap replica Cartier watches salon that was located on the 4th floor of a building at 712 Fifth Avenue, where the brand was initially set up. Pierre Cartier proposed to Plant that they barter the $1 million necklace for the $925,000 property. The trade is said to be one of the most astute business moves in Cartier history.

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That piece of real estate at 653 Fifth Ave (at 52nd Street) has been the brand’s flagship American store since 1917. Its interior was a richly appointed mansion with large rooms and small rooms, and Cartier hired William Welles Bosworth in 1917 to transform the Morton Plant Mansion into the House of Cartier. Over the century, the exterior and main entrance have changed a few times, and in 1970, the exterior of the building was granted landmark status by the New York Preservation Commission. Since then, little has changed – until now. Just about three years ago, luxury fake Cartier made the decision to bring the interior of the mansion into the 21st century. The brand hired designer Thierry Despont as the lead architect for the two-and-a-half-year renovation.

“I wanted to give people the feeling of being in the grand house that it once was and to restore it to its full glory,” says Despont. “I don’t think there is any other store like it in the world.”

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He went about focusing on lines of sight and opening the space up for a more glorious appeal. There are a multitude of rooms inspired by important people in Cartier’s history, including Jeanne Toussaint (Cartier’s most legendary artistic director), Princess Grace of Monaco (an avid fan and collector of exact replica Cartier jewels), and Pierre Cartier. The Toussaint room features fabric walls and embroidered furniture with herringbone wood floors, while the Pierre Cartier room, where classic jewels are shown, features green velvet drapes, a fireplace and wood paneling. The Princess Grace Salon features taffeta silk curtains, white walls and the crests of Monaco on the woodwork.

Other rooms with their own personality in the multi-floor mansion are named for greats such as Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Santos Dumont, Gary Cooper and more. On the fourth floor is a luxurious Service Salon, and a seating and bar area. The fifth floor houses the brand’s workshop and the sixth floor is a private entertains space with an expansive terrace overlooking Fifth Avenue.

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In total, the new boutique space is four times the size of the previous one and has been expanded from 8,600 square feet to 44,100 square feet across four floors. Everything was custom made including more than 100 different window treatments and 43 different fabrics and wall coverings. There are 30 new chandeliers inspired by the originals, and a host of more than 100 newly acquired antique pieces, including desks and furniture, comprise the overall appeal of the boutique. Cheap replica Cartier watches online.

The official opening of the event last week included a lavish party in the mansion, as well as an after party across the street. It was a star-studded gala – with the unveiling of a new three-row pearl necklace being unveiled in honor of the original necklace that was traded for the property.

Replica Watches Cartier Ronde Croisiere Watch Review

Cartier’s newest sports watch for 2015 is the Ronde Croisiere collection, and in many ways, it is an unexpected but not surprising move from the brand. Cartier is the most important brand within the larger Richemont Group of luxury companies, easily out-earning its colleague watch making family members such as Piaget, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and more. That means Cartier has a lot of responsibility to not only pick up on, but also react to market trends and demands. The Cartier Ronde Croisiere, when looked at from various perspectives, can very much be seen as Cartier’s answer to what some collector’s have voiced interest in, as well as what the consumer watch market seems to demand.

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So what are those cries that Cartier is responding to? Well, for one thing, people are really into relatively simple and classic looking sports watches. Second, people have been complaining (and in many instances, very rightly so) that luxury watch prices are simply too high for what they are getting. Thus, the cheap replica Cartier Ronde Croisiere is not only a retro-inspired casual sports watch, but is also a model – with an in-house movement – that comes with a starting price of well below $5,000.

Overall, I like the Cartier Ronde Crosiere collection a lot in both styling and concept. It is a comfortable and attractive watch that serves a lot of stylistic utility. However, there are some very odd design choices and instances where you feel Cartier is specifically trying to defend the more extensive detailing in their higher-priced watch offerings.

I’ll begin with my biggest complaint about the Cartier Ronde Croisiere watch, which are the hands. People who know me are familiar with my pickiness over hands, but in this situation, I promise you that I am not being overly sensitive. As you can see, Cartier opted to go with skeletonized hands for the hours, minutes, and even a bit with the seconds hand. It is as though they chose the proper hands for the Cartier Ronde Croisiere dial, and then rather than include the expected luminant material, simply decided to skeletonize them. Even the round tip at the end of the seconds hand is skeletonized.

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I find this design choice abundantly puzzling. For years now, I’ve seen an odd fascination with watch makers skeletonizing hands in situations where it makes no sense. Skeletonized hands can look cool and also serve to let the watch wearer more easily see subdials or other information on the dial that hands might otherwise obstruct. On a time-only dial (with or without the date), there is no functional purpose to skeletonized hands.

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Speaking candidly with various watch designers over the years, I’ve inquired about this odd trend and have only determined two possible reasons. One reason is that most watches these days are designed in computer software where lighting can be manipulated as well as deceptive. What looks nice and legible in a computer drawing does not represent how something will look like in real life because of how various colors, materials, and finishes react to light. So that is one reason that you see many skeletonized hands on modern watches.

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Another reason is simply “design.” Totally counter to the logic most watch lovers have, some designers feel that “hands are simply too bold and take over a dial.” Well, that is sort of the point isn’t it? Designers seem to be skeletonizing hands to reduce their visual “weight” in order to (in their mind) make a watch dial appear more aesthetically harmonious. Of course, to anyone who appreciates watches for actually reading the time at a glance, this notion seems… well, just really misguided.

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At launch, there are three versions of the Cartier Ronde Croisiere and, while they are all attractive in the abstract, only one I can universally suggest as something to buy. That would be the silver dial model with the black hands. This is the only version where you have enough contrast between the dial and the hands for the watch to be legible in most situations. The gray dial is a close second, but not as good as the silver dial. On this model, replica Cartier was good enough to satin-finish the hands so that they provide more contrast with the shiny gray dial. Again, it is not as legible as the silver dial, but it is manageable. However, the most interesting model with the gray dial and pink gold-toned accents is almost totally illegible in many lighting situations. I can get creative with the photography and show the dial in its most flattering light (literally), but it would be misleading to suggest this as a sport watch that can be relied upon to easily tell the time at a glance. That is really a shame because I quite like that model.

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In fact, when seeing these watches on my wrist, one of the first things I thought was “this is such a cool concept, and I want to adore these timepieces. I wonder if you could simply replace the hands with something better – filled with lume?” There are watch modifiers who could probably do this, and perhaps Cartier will change the Cartier Ronde Croisiere hands in the future. I don’t know, but my advice to them is that this would be a much better watch with hands that can be read on all dials.

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OK, so now I’ve gotten that major complaint out of the way. I don’t like complaining (well, actually, I do, I just don’t like being overly negative without being constructive), but I can now proceed to talk about many of the very real positives about the Cartier Ronde Croisiere collection. In French, croisiere means “cruise,” and I think in this context, it refers to the fact that this timepiece is not just a sports watch, but a “casual” sports watch. Looking closer, you can see that what luxury replica Cartier did was to combine design elements of 1950s and 1960s era dive watches with their own product DNA in regard to having a dial made up of revolving Roman numeral hour markers. The combination actually works, and the wrist appeal for such a design is very high.

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Of course, the Cartier Ronde Croisiere isn’t a dive watch. Cartier already has one of those with the Calibre Diver (aBlogtoWatch review here), which is currently my favorite sport watch in the brand’s product lineup. But the Cartier Ronde Croisiere isn’t a dress watch either. I would call it an elegant causal sport watch. To that end, the case is water resistant to 100 meters, and it comes on a nice black calfskin leather strap that has the visual look of canvas.

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The Cartier Ronde Croisiere case is rather thin, at just 9.7mm thick and 42mm wide. The steel case has shorter lugs and is totally polished, making for a vintage-style look. The thin profile on the wrist makes it very comfortable, and the stubby lugs makes the 42mm wide size comfortable on most all wrists. I quite like the size and wrist presence of the Cartier Ronde Croisiere a lot – which is certainly a highlight of the piece.

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The Cartier Ronde Croisiere is designed with a bezel that looks like a rotating diver’s bezel but it is fixed. The steel bezel has an ADLC black coating in a matte finish to give it that distinct look. This works really well on the steel and gold model that adds some 18k pink gold-plated accents on the bezel and an 18k pink gold crown. Black spinel is used as the cabochon material in the crown, versus the more common blue sapphire crystal of many other Cartier watches. The crown is very much within the scope of Cartier design DNA.

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From a simple design perspective, the Cartier Ronde Croisiere dials are lovely. You have a traditionally-styled minute track on the outside followed with a ring of Cartier Roman numerals and some texturing on the inside. Everything fits well and is nicely proportioned, but there are, of course, the issues with legibility. On the gray dial models, the Roman numerals are too heavily polished and refract light, and this impedes legibility. In a sense, they serve to highlight the silvered dial Cartier Ronde Croisiere model since it works so much better given the much better contrast and less light reflectivity.

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Inside the Cartier Ronde Croisiere is the brand’s popular and in-house made caliber 1874 MC automatic movement that operates at 4Hz and offers about 42 hours of power reserve. Given either the price or thin nature of the Cartier Ronde Croisiere, there isn’t an exhibition caseback, which is a bit less common for watches with the 1847 MC movement.

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Cartier is a brand known for doing a lot of things right. They spend an awful lot of time making sure their cases are both refined and comfortable, and their timepieces tend to have an actual market appeal and wearing purpose. Another issue I would, however, like to take is with their deployant clasp used on most watches with straps. The system involves severely bending each side of the strap in order to size the watch – which is a bit frustrating. The good news is that when done correctly, you get a very precise fit. Also, the deployant uses a tension lock which, for me, always feels like you have to apply way too much pressure to close it. They look nice, but I’ve found putting on some best replica Cartier watches to not be as “luxury” as it should be. Nevertheless, Cartier has some excellent bracelets with corresponding deployants, so I know the brand is capable of more.

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The Cartier Ronde Croisiere is a lovely creation and solid concept that offers a great watch for a solid price. I can easily endorse the reference CRWSRN0002 model with the light silvered dial and it is my top pick among the collection. It not only looks nice, but you can actually read it. The ref. CRWSRN0003 is also in steel with the gray dial which is a good looker but not as legible, and each of those models has a retail price of $4,650. We also have the ref. CRW2RN0005 Ronde Croisiere in steel with some 18k pink gold accents which has a retail price of $5,300.

MY WEEK WITH: The Cheap Replica Drive de Cartier – by Chris Edwards

Warning: This watch review with a difference may contain traces of mancrush. So let’s address the chiselled jaw on the elephant in the room. We envy the hero of this shoot, Mr Chris Edwards, more than just a little bit. Let us count the ways. He surfs and still dresses as sharply as anyone in the country (see these stunning photographs for perfectly fitted proof). On the business front, he co-founded a high-end tailoring business – Oscar Hunt.

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To make matters even more unreasonable, he was recently crowned the Australian ‘Drive Man’ by cheap replica watches Cartier. But perhaps the hardest thing to stomach is that he’s actually a really good guy. And we know, because we were lucky enough to join Chris and Cartier in Florence for Pitti Uomo 2016. He wore the brand new Drive de Cartier for a week – and on the flight back to Australia, we asked him about it. Here’s what he told us.

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My first impression was… that it looked different to most other watches you see out there. It was the unique shape that struck me the most at first.

Once I put it on, it felt… good. It definitely has a bit of weight to it but not so much that it feels too macho or over-the-top.

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Looks-wise… I thought it looked quite big in the box, but on the wrist the proportions were great. It’s definitely a masculine watch but with a high degree of style and elegance. I tend to cut my shirt cuffs larger than normal to avoid catching on my wrist, so I can wear watches easily, and because of that, the watch sits well under the shirt.

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What stood out to me was… the attention to detail. The subtle and precise engraving on the dial, the tiny luxury fake watches Cartier ‘secret signature’ in the number seven, and the softness of the octagon shape. It looks effortless, but I can only imagine the countless hours of work that went into getting it right.

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I’d wear this with… my day-to-day suiting, my smart-casual and my formal wear. Essentially, I think the Drive is a really good all-rounder. I especially liked how the watch went with my navy linen suit. The simplicity of the replica Cartier steel case and black alligator strap worked really well with the deep blue. I also liked that the watch was able to carry a more casual look with the open-neck tan suit.

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If I could change anything… it might be the clasp. I found it tricky to do up initially, although I got the hang of it after a few days. And to be honest, maybe that was because I hadn’t used that particular type of buckle before.Exact replica Cartier watches online.

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By the end of the week… I loved it. I know that’s convenient, but it’s true. The more I wore it, the more it grew on me. Suits, both casual and formal, are an essential part of my life – and the Drive was versatile enough to complement them all. This watch nailed it.

24 Gift Ideas: Replica Watches Cartier Clé de Cartier

This month,replica Cartier watches will feature 24 gift ideas leading up to this year’s winter holidays. Inspired by the watchmaking industry, these gifts will be dedicated to collectors of all things hand-crafted. Join us every morning on Haute Time to discover a new idea for that special someone this winter.

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Cartier created a major surprise at SIHH 2015, when it unveiled the Clé De Cartier, a brand new collection featuring a new shape and movement. And the French Maison didn’t play it safe with its tunrkey watch either. Cartier developed, produced and assembled a brand new movement for the cheap replica Clé De Cartier. Its name — 1847 MC — pays homage to the year of the Maison’s Creation (MC) by Louis-François Cartier. Featuring an automatic mechanism with dual-direction winding, the robust Caliber 1847MC boasts a 42-hour power reserve. The Clé De Cartier collection comes in various sizes with 22 models available for men and women, including this cheap fake Cartier watches 35mm timepiece presented in pink gold, priced at $41,300. It also welcomes a much, much more expensive white gold flying tourbillon with diamonds, priced at $158,000. Made for men and women, this 35mm timepiece houses caliber 9452 MC, a manufacture movement with Geneva Seal and a power reserve of 50 hours.

Drive de Cartier: Driven By Passion

With the recent release of the cheap replica Drive de Cartier watches, the brand once again heads back to its roots: fitting active gentlemen with an elegant timepiece for the road.

Believe it or not, Cartier actually has quite a rich history when it comes to driver’s watches, but has never been very outspoken about it.

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In the decades immediately following Cartier having outfitted Alberto Santos-Dumont with the very first wristwatch for men to accompany him on his aviation adventures, Cartier’s male clientele was delighted with a collection of driver’s watches.

Cars really went through rapid developments in those days, and much of Cartier’s clientele comprised motor enthusiasts who enjoyed getting behind the wheel of their Bugattis, Hispano-Suizas, or Duesenbergs.

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Some of these driver’s watches were created so that the whole watch sat on the side of the wrist with the display turned to the driver, while others had the dial slightly rotated off-center like that of the Cartier Tank Asymétrique.

More recently, Cartier continued the driver’s tradition by having a special edition of the Lincoln Town Car named after it, which was outfitted with a Cartier branded clock, but more prominent was of course the sale replica watches Cartier Roadster collection.

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The Roadster made its debut in 2003, an interesting collection incorporating a chronograph and a GMT function. A limited edition was dedicated to former Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

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The Drive de Cartier fits right in the middle of the sportive Roadster and the brand’s more classic vintage pieces. It’s stylish, it’s elegant, but when you change out of your Brioni suit and throw on that weekend cashmere sweater you don’t immediately feel the need to change your watch as well.

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The cushion-shaped case of the Drive is a bit more rounded than one usually finds with this case shape. Combined with the domed sapphire crystal, it gives the Drive a real wrist presence that gets noticed.

The time-and-date version is powered by Cartier’s very own manufacture Caliber 1904-PS MC. Its dial is classic best fake Cartier watches with stunning guilloche stamping, a railroad track, and slightly raised Roman numerals.

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Cartier kept this dial very clean, even forgoing the usual word “automatic” printed on the dial. I would have loved to see the dial be even cleaner still – meaning without a date – but Cartier is one of those brands that, next to serving watch connoisseurs like us, also boasts a large clientele who wants a great timepiece for everyday use and feels that a date is essential.

Complicated versions

The Drive de Cartier is also available in a version powered by manufacture Caliber 1904-FU MC, meaning that it includes a large date, a retrograde display of second time zone, day/night indicator, and subsidiary seconds.

These added complications really use the space that the dial offers well, lending it even more depth than the time-only version’s dial. Of course, the practicality of these complications will also be highly appreciated by Cartier’s cosmopolitan clientele.

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The cherry on the top is the cheap fake Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon.

Part of Cartier’s Fine Watchmaking collection, it not only shows the symmetry that I think really gets the best out of this model, but also features a flying tourbillon. It is powered by manually wound Caliber 9452 MC, a certified Seal of Geneva movement.

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The dial features a more prominent guilloche upon which a frame featuring the Roman numerals and railroad track is placed.

The result is a true contemporary classic showing once more that Cartier still has the drive and passion to fit the more active gentleman’s lifestyle with fitting watches.

Quick Facts Drive de Cartier with time and date
Case: stainless steel or pink gold, 40 x 41 mm
Movement: automatic Caliber 1904- PS MC
Functions: hours, minutes; date
Price: $7,900 (steel), $24,400 (pink gold)

Quick Facts Drive de Cartier with large date and second time zone
Case: stainless steel or pink gold, 40 x 41 mm
Movement: automatic Caliber 1904-FU MC
Functions: hours, minutes; large date, second time zone, day/night indicator
Price: $11,100 (steel), $28,800 (pink gold)

Quick Facts Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon
Case: luxury replica Cartier watches pink gold, 40 x 41 mm
Movement: manually winding Caliber 9452MC with one-minute flying tourbillon
Functions: hours, minutes
Price: $114,000

Ballon Bleu De Cartier Moon Phase: Once In A Blue Moon

When a brand introduces a whole new collection, press presentations usually focus on the new addition to the family. So when Cartier introduced the Drive de Cartier, I did not expect to find a new addition to the Ballon Bleu family in one of the brand’s signature red and gold boxes.
Especially not a Ballon Bleu with moon phase.
In Cartier’s rich history, the moon phase has been largely and conspicuously absent. Why?
That is a question easier to ask than to answer. In the early days, when the brand joined forces with LeCoultre to supply many of its movements, it would have been relatively easy to obtain a movement with this complication.
That said, replica watches Cartier wouldn’t have had problems obtaining any complication for its watches, yet as complicated as its manufacture clocks were, the brand always kept its watches simple, elegant, and uncluttered.
Refined details and dials did the talking, wrapped in timeless, shaped cases.

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That does not mean that Cartier has always fully refrained from using the moon phase. The Santos, Tank Americaine, and Louis Cartier Tank all have featured models with moon phase and date hand indications, yet these are among the very few that Cartier made where the moon printed on a disk travels across a cutaway, the most traditional haute horlogerie way to display the moon phase.
Cartier has usually favored displaying the moon phase in a more unique way. The calendar and perpetual calendar Pasha de Cartier models of the 1990s all had a moon phase in which it was the disk actually moving in front of the moon to display the current state.
The same concept, but technically far more advanced, was used in the stunning Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon.
When Cartier introduced an upgrade of the Rotonde de Cartier Jour et Nuit in 2014 (and a new version again in 2016) it equipped this watch with a moon phase. Since the entire bottom half of the dial was available to do so, the brand opted for a moon phase indicated by a retrograde hand.
To come back to the original question as to why the moon phase has been largely absent from Cartier’s history, it is because it often did not suit Cartier’s design language.
Given this history, you can understand my surprise when I laid eyes on the Ballon Bleu with a traditional moon phase positioned at 9 o’clock. At that moment I had no shame, took the presented watch, and immediately strapped it onto my wrist.

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The bezel features 1.47 carats’ worth of pavé-set, brilliant-cut, colorless diamonds, but I didn’t care. I also didn’t care that the watch was aimed at the female demographic. Hey, I have an x chromosome in my DNA like everyone else!
I didn’t even care that the two fashionable press colleagues from Vogue present at the presentation raised an eyebrow to my actions; fashion always starts by somebody doing something for the first time!

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It’s no secret that the Ballon Bleu has been quite a success for Cartier. It not only pleased the existing customer base, it has also appealed to quite a few clients new to the brand with a collection ranging from the understated Ballon Bleu Extra Flat to the no-holds-barred Serti Vibrant (see Rods, Springs, And Palpitating Diamonds: The Ballon Bleu De Cartier Serti Vibrant).

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As it is a well-rounded watch (pun intended), the Ballon Bleu features a design that is quite suitable to incorporating a moon phase indication.
This also becomes evident when you examine the care Cartier took to get this watch just right.

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The “canvas” is a 37 mm Ballon Bleu with an aperture at 9 o’clock for the moon phase: Cartier opted to display the state of this celestial body in the most classic way possible. At first it looks like part of the fringe holding the railroad track was cut out, but when you look closer you see that it actually continues around the moon phase indication the same way it does near the crown; only the hour and minute markers are really absent.
Cartier also cleverly alternates the guilloche pattern on the dial, pulling the moon phase complication into the overall design of the watch, yet also subtly drawing attention to the complication.

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Unless you are an amateur astronomer, a moon phase complication is pretty useless. It’s like those beautiful, handmade copper pots in your kitchen: they look great, but you never use them.
In a watch that is actually not a problem, but just like the makers of those handmade copper pots cheap replica Cartier watches online put a lot of effort in creating this moon phase module. I guess head watchmaker Carole Forestier-Kasapi and her team don’t get out of bed for anything less, but still the precision of the moon phase module is nothing less than impressive.
A clever setup with seven teeth and star-shaped gears allows the moon phase disk to make one full rotation in 59 days and 90 minutes. Since that covers two full lunar periods, the accuracy per lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes, creating an error of only 57.2 seconds per lunation (11 minutes and 26.4 seconds a year).

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You probably won’t notice it, but please make sure to tell your grandchildren that they tell their grandchildren that a little over a hundred years from now, they need to reset the moon phase by one full day.
Did I already mention that the moon phase is an actual module? One that sits on top of the movement? I have been told by luxury fake watches Cartier that it not only fits on externally sourced calibers, but can also easily be adapted for use on Caliber 1904 MC and 1847 MC.
That is very good news because, unlike me, you might not jump at the opportunity of putting a gold-encased, diamond-set 37 mm ladies’ watch on your wrist.

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However, if this was a gold or stainless steel Calibre de Cartier on a leather strap, it would would probably be a whole different ball game for you, and that might just be what Cartier has in store for us in the near future.
Quick Facts
Case: 37 mm, pink gold or white gold set with 1.47 ct diamonds
Movement: automatic ETA Caliber 2671 with moon phase module developed by Cartier
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds; moon phase indication
Price: $37,100 (cheap fake Cartier pink gold on leather strap), $39,700 (white gold), $52,500 (pink gold with pink gold bracelet)

Hands On With the Luxury Replica Cartier High Jewellery Koinobori Secret Watch in Asia

The Cartier High Jewelry Koinobori Secret watch is a unique creation from the celebrated French maison. Launched in Hong Kong last year at Watches & Wonders, the region’s premier watch event, this one-of-a-kind bracelet holds a beautiful secret: a hidden watch dial.

 

For this latest piece, Cheap replica Cartier watches for sale found inspiration in traditional Japanese culture. An allegory of the passing of time, an ocean wave inspired the brand to create the high jewellery Koinoboru secret watch, where the balletic journey of carps is depicted, as in a traditional Japanese painting. Koinobori, literally means “carp streamer” in Japanese. The carp-shaped wind socks are flown as a tradition in Japan to celebrate the Tango no sekku festival.

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The fake Cartier watches 18-carat white-gold cuff is formed using sixteen oval-cut rubies from Mozambique, each nearly one carat, totalling 16.66 carats. The rubies gleam brightly amongst the sparkling tide of diamonds on the bracelet.

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A striking feat of design, Cartier’s master craftsmen spent around one thousand hours in the creation of the piece. The Koinobori Secret watch evokes the continuous and regular movement of a river.

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A small hidden clasp, when pressed, reveals the watch dial. The watch sits comfortably and elegantly on the wrist and feels wonderfully sophisticated.Replica Cartier watches for sale online.

Now In The HODINKEE Shop: ‘Cartier Time Art’ Book, By Jack Forster Replica Cartier Watches

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Among the highest echelons of world-class watch collectors, indeed Rolex and Patek Philippe hold very special positions. However, the third peak in this mountain range of the most important watch brands is that of early Cartier.Cheap fake Cartier Time Art watches describes the progressive designs and significance of Cartier’s creations in great detail and with beautiful images, but the book also offers much more. Notably, Jack focuses on the exquisite movements that powered those iconic timepieces, either provided by LeCoultre or later developed in-house. This book has become the reference guide to understanding all Cartier timepieces, both vintage and new.

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