Up Close: Cartier Astromysterieux

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Up Close: Cartier Astromysterieux

Post by koimaster » July 5th 2019, 3:03pm

In 2016, Cartier unveiled one of the most dramatic examples of an orbital regulator – the Astromysterieux – in which the entire movement was suspended in the oculus of the watch dial, mysteriously unencumbered by any visible support. The Astromysterieux sits in the same class of exotic regulators as the Ulysse Nardin Freak, Piaget Tourbillon Relatif, and Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital – and unsurprisingly, three of the four were conceived by the same watchmaker.

Previously only available in palladium, the brand has now introduced a striking pink gold version with a black guilloche chapter ring. The dimensions of the watch remain unchanged – 43.5mm in diameter with a thickness of just 12mm, making it one of the thinnest, most elegant watches with such an unusual regulator.

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Re: Up Close: Cartier Astromysterieux

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » July 6th 2019, 8:20am

Yet another "mehhh" skeleton, which allows the wearer to see his own wrist through the movement. Fascinating, but blows.
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