Cartier’s Skeleton Crew

Cartier’s modern, design-intensive interpretation of the skeleton watch has become a symbol for the brand’s rebirth as an original watchmaker. Last year’s Santos 100 XL Skeleton adroitly showed off the company’s new movement-making capacity in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, with an exposed movement, the components of which were artfully distributed around the radiating spokes of the dial. This year the Cartier Rotonde Tourbillon Skeleton (price upon request) showcases the company’s complication workshop in Meyrin, outside Geneva, where its Geneva Seal tourbillons are constructed. The movement has been reduced to essentials, and the delicate anglage and contrasting textures speak to the high level of hand finishing coming from this facility. (800.CARTIER, www.cartier.com)

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