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WOTY 2012: Cartier Grand Complication Skeleton


Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended for WatchPro Showstopping Watch of the Year 2012 was the Cartier Grand Complication Skeleton Pocket Watch.

This beauty was part of the line-up revealed by Cartier at SIHH; an open-cased treat for the eyes. It is a pocket watch that clashes tradition and modernity and is an object that connoisseurs will no doubt admire.


Crafted in 18ct white gold, this timepiece measures a hefty 59mm but, as one would expect from Cartier, nothing has been scrimped on. The crown is set with a sapphire cabochon and the open-work dial has been carefully snailed. Its movement is a manual winding calibre 9436 MC with a skeleton tourbillon, chronograph and perpetual calendar.

And if all that isn’t enough, the watch is also supplied with an 18ct gold chain and its own rock crystal and obsidian stand from which it can be clipped to hang elegantly like a miniature clock. 



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