Of all complications, the minute repeater remains one of the most coveted. It is so complicated to make that it will always remain a rarity. While tourbillons have enjoyed increasing popularity, also because it is available at a much lower price point, the minute repeater remains a precious expression of the art of us.
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater.
Places in a platinum case, the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater is a master piece in every way. One of the most complicated things in every watch is the regulation of power, as there often is simply not enough of it. This Zeitwerk not only sported large jumping hours and minuted but also a minute repeater, making it an example of micro mechanical ingenuity!
Blancpain Carrousel Minute Repeater
Blancpain is another brand that is not content with making “just” a minute repeater. They combine it with a flying, one-minute carrousel, a device that minimizes the effect of gravity on the precision of the watch, somewhat similar to a tourbillon. That is not all because the minute repeater is also equipped with cathedral chimes, giving it three gongs instead of the two that are the standard.
Rotonde De Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon
Cartier also combines their minute repeater in the Rotonde de Cartier replica watches with another complication, in this case a flying tourbillon. With the hammers prominently visible on the dial side, it leaves little to the imagination with what complication this watch is fitted. The blue guilloche dial adds further to the captivating qualities of this watch.The back of the watch further reveals how complicated it is to create such a watch, giving you an insight into the mesmerizing inner workings of this grande complication!
Ever since its introduction in 2008, the Fine Watchmaking Collection has been Cartier‘s cheap replica watches calling card when it comes to complicated pieces. Many of them unique and never done before. For the SIHH 2017 Cartier is expanding the collection with new models, as well as some varieties of existing models. It is not a surprise that many of them are focussed on the brand’s unique, mysterious movement, that has become one of the pillars of the Fine Watchmaking Collection.
The Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour leather strap watches now joins the Fine Watchmaking Collection as a skeleton. Fitted in a Palladium case it now reveals part of the mystery behind that watch, being the movement that is normally hidden behind the dial on the right side of the watch. They do this in true Cartier style, with skeleton bridges designed as Roman numerals. Although behind it, you can see part of the movement, how the hour and minute hand move remains a secret and rightfully so!
Most impressive is the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. This watch is transparent in multiple ways. Not only does the one-minute flying tourbillon seems to be suspended in space, but also all the other movement parts are visible. Among them are the parts needed for the minute repeater. For this watch, Cartier uses a titanium case. This is a surprising material for such a classic and high-end watch as this. Cartier spend a significant amount of time and effort in perfecting the sound of the minute repeater, making it loud and rich. Titanium proved to be the perfect material to make the case out of and help accomplish this.
The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire replica watches that has already been part of the Fine Watchmaking Collection for quite some time. It was available in different versions, among them this stunning version featuring a blue enamel guilloche dial. For this year Cartier gave the unique circular perpetual calendar a rich, classic look. The dial features a deeply rigged guilloche, while the Rotonde case is now made from rose gold. The result is a masterpiece, almost baroque in style, yet undeniably Cartier.