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A WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH  NO 54 MVT 2283 CASE 3471 ROTONDE CIRCA 2010
• cal. 9542 MC manual winding movement, 19 jewels, one-minute tourbillon • silvered guilloché dial, raised track with painted Roman numerals, secret signature at X, aperture for tourbillon carriage • 18k white gold case, cabochon sapphire-set crown, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Cartier deployant clasp
diameter 40 mm
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Accompanied by a Certificate of Origin and an instruction manual booklet. 

Catalogue Note

The present lot belongs to Cartier's famous Rotunde collection, described by the brand as 'showcasing the most advanced movements in Cartier Fine Watchmaking.  The watch is exquisitely finished with generous proportions. The dial is full of depth and texture, the polished chapter rings and numerals appearing almost to float above a bed of beautiful guilloché. The aesthetic is further lifted by the the cabochon sapphire-set crown and blued steel hands lifts the aesthetic further. The result is a wonderfully finished, modern, piece that is quintessentially Cartier.

This watch however should not be judged by its beauty alone.  Housed within is the incredibly innovative in-house calibre 9800 MC the crowning feature of which is the remarkable Astroregulateur. This complication, devised by Cartier's master watchmaker as an alternative to a standard tourbillon, alleviates the effects of gravity on the escapement by having it directly linked to the rotor that can be seen through the aperture to the dial. Allowing the escapement, and the subsidiary seconds dial to rotate with the rotor, which even more interestingly is forced to spin at a constant speed by a system of two differentials. 

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