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This is a really a state-of-the-art, self-winding chronograph, one meant to take advantage of all the work put forth by Cartier's

Le 23 janvier 2015, 08:33 dans Humeurs 0

This is a really a state-of-the-art, self-winding chronograph, one meant to take advantage of all the work put forth by Cartier's movement makers over the last few years and one that is meant to be more durable and long-lasting than most. On top of the column wheel, there is a vertical clutch coupled mechanism http://www.waxreplica.co.uk/replica-cartier-watches-sale-for-uk.html that allows the chronograph timing mechanism to operate without any impact on overall timekeeping. A vertical clutch has the physical benefit of preventing any hand jitters or jumps when the chronogrpah is started, stopped, or reset. Additionally, this chrono has something called "linear zero resetting" via a hammer mechanism. This allows the chronograph to be reset with the optimal force, no matter how hard or soft the reset button is pushed. You might not think that's a big deal, but with traditional chronographs, pushing the reset too hard or not hard enough can cause damage. Finally, the double-barrel configuration of the caliber 1904-CH MC isn't intended to extend power reserve (a pretty standard 48 hours), but rather to increase precision of timekeeping no matter how much winding has been done to the watch. And speaking of that, the winding http://www.waxreplica.co.uk/replica-tag-heuer-watches-sale-for-uk.html mechanism sits atop ceramic ball bearings and a clever click system that increases the efficiency of the bi-directional winding. Actuation and feel on this Cartier chrono is truly excellent, and I'd put it right up there with the best self-winding chronographs I've ever felt. That includes the F. Piguet based AP Royal Oak Chronograph and Patek's in-house 5990 (also used in 5980 / 5960). However, one place I feel this chrono is really lacking is in the movement finishing. Cartier has used simple Côtes de http://www.waxreplica.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html Genève on the solid rotor, and circular graining on the invisible plates. It is my belief that while the movement is truly top tier in many regards, the lackluster finishing does a disservice to the entire watch. This watch would almost be better with a closed back. Here's why...

Cartier now has a mega haute horlogerie think tank and manufacture situated in the heart of the watchmaking

Le 23 janvier 2015, 08:21 dans Humeurs 0

Cartier now has a mega haute horlogerie think tank and manufacture situated in the heart of the watchmaking capital of Switzerland: La Chaux-de-Fonds. At the helm of Cartier Fine Watchmaking is Carole Forestier-Kasapi, one of the most revered watchmakers in all of Switzerland http://www.waxreplica.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html. Since the launch of fine watchmaking in 2008, she has overseen the development of over 50 fine watchmaking references and 37 calibers for Cartier (29 of which are considered "fine watchmaking"). What Cartier has been able to do in such a short period of time is truly game-changing. Nobody has been working harder than Cartier in making new movements over the past seven years. Nobody. For example, have a look at the the Caliber 9402 MC found inside the 2011 Minute Repeater with flying tourbillon. Or, have a look at last year's Astrocalendaire, or the Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon tourbillon, seen below. Cartier has also placed an incredible importance on bridging beauty and function with their skeleton pieces showing numerals in the bridges themselves http://www.waxreplica.co.uk/replica-hublot-watches-sale-for-uk.html. These watches are some of my favorites from Cartier's current high-end collection, and I think they really express the Art Deco, early-20th-century beauty that made this http://www.waxreplica.co.uk/replica-rolex-watches-sale-for-uk.html brand what it is today, with a dose modern cool and cutting-edge watchmaking.