Cartier has always been the most famous square and rectangular watch and ask anyone in the street Cartier watch, you will get an answer; “Look at the screw.” This is Cartier’s public, Santos and tank watches. They represent a common understanding of the essence of Cartier in the world of luxury watches. So lasted 30 years, the first time in the Cartier watch, the first round of criminal clothes to see in a wide range of launch.
Elegance, Style and Sophistication
The ‘Ronde Louis Cartier’ as it’s still called, was born around 1937 and is a creation by the maestro himself. I have to be a bit vague since there is no exact information from Cartier yet about the precise date when this model was introduced. The elegant and – for that time – very modern timepiece found its way to a discriminating clientele and was always build in small production runs. This was before it became the role model for a new men’s watch. The Ronde Louis Cartier should not be confused with the ‘Rotonde de Cartier’ which was launched in 2006. While both models have a lot in common, the ‘Ronde Louis Cartier’ downs the ‘Rotonde de Cartier’ when it comes to elegance, style, and sophistication. The lugs of the Ronde are bending inwards, shorter, more roundish and the sapphire set crown is less prominent. The ‘Rotonde de Cartier’ is another world, it was designed in 2008 and was built to house Cartier’s new complicated movements.
A discreet looking watch with a lot of charm and the typical Cartier styling like the ‘Ronde de Cartier’, it doesn’t get better than this. That’s why I was glad to see that this new and larger version of the Ronde Louis Cartier was released last month.
When you go with a pair of cufflinks, come over, Louis Cartier. From dinner to wedding and more casual style, over, Louis Cartier is the ideal daily companion. Also felt stronger than the smaller predecessors, from 20 years ago.
From the very slim, model with a manipulator 34mm case, the wound Piaget 430 caliber, this new woodgrain Louis Cartier slightly, measures 36mm. It was made by the new automatic production caliber of 1847 mc. Because the movement is automatic winding, slightly thicker than its predecessor, now has a thickness of 9 mm.
Cartier Calibre 1847MC
This is Cartier’s second in-house build automatic caliber and it follows the food steps of the 1904MC, with central hands for the minutes and hours. With the balance-wheel mounted at two points on a bridge and the rotor incorporating a specially designed durable lever system, the movement seems to be very stable.
But as the more plainly finish gives away, this is the more entry level caliber when compared to the 1904MC. The rotor winds in both directions and has a power reserve of 42 hours. In contrary to the 1904MC, the 1847MC has sweep seconds instead of a sub seconds at six. The sweep seconds doesn’t really make the watch more attractive, for a purist like myself, but for many men it is certainly a good option.
Come to me this Louis Cartier is a typical winner. I like to look at the brown half-suede alligator strap with 18mm ardillon C buckle 18k rose gold instead of the usual deployant buckle. The deployant deduction is far from ideal because it was redesigned in 2007.
The 36mm Ronde Louis Cartier model, with its silvered flinqué dial and blued steel Breguet-styled hands, is a great size to wear for most men. In case the watch feels to small, there is also a 40mm version available, with 1904MC caliber. Both Ronde Louis Cartier watches share the same looks and style and are both equipped with a sapphire case back. Since the 40mm version has the 1904MC, the watch also has a sub seconds at 6 and a date window at 3. And these two features may do it for the more practical people among us.