10 Feb 2012

Cartier Rotonde Astroregulateur W1556211 Review

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Written by: Lisa Pearson

Celebrating an extra special occasion or perhaps a gift for yourself just because? The Cartier Rotonde Astroregulateur W1556211 will make any special man in your life feel like the king of the world. This limited edition timepiece with only 50 made of its kind is as luxurious as it is unique. This lavish watch which was recently featured at the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horologerie), a special event held annually for luxury watchmakers; features an oscillating weight in the hours and minutes which will carry the escapement thus when one is in a vertical position, it will avoid the effects of gravity. Cartier introduced this timepiece as an alternative to the traditional tourbillon escapement.

The Cartier Rotonde Astroregulateur W1556211 has a large case for easy readability measuring 50 millimeters in diameter and 18 millimeters in thickness. The dial features bold, steel-blue hands inspired by the shape of swords, large Roman numeral numbers, galvanic guilloché dial and a sapphire cabochon titanium crown. This timepiece has automatic movement, power reserve up to 80 hours and is water resistant to 100 feet. This watch is best suitable for the modern gentleman who spares no expense when it comes to embellishments.

This extravagant timepiece features a black leather strap, a deployment clasp, transparent case back and a case made of n niobium-titanium. The Niobium-titanium case is just another unique feature of this timepiece; it is a hypoallergenic and resilient alloy that has very inimitable shock absorption properties. The top-quality craftsmanship paired with the hard-wearing characteristics of the niobium-titanium ensures that each carefully constructed timepiece can endure the ravages of time and remain fully functional and as beautiful as the day you first laid eyes on the magnificent piece.

Any man will appreciate this unique timepiece which most certainly make a great conversation piece as well as allow him to own an innovative piece of horological history. This makes a perfect gift for the distinguished gentleman in your life who appreciates luxury, superior craftsmanship and horological innovation. As the Cartier Rotonde Astroregulateur W1556211 is a limited edition timepiece and a Cartier timepiece at that, this watch is not for the faint of heart. The list price for this timepiece rivals the cost of a private jet or luxury home. Based on the price of this timepiece, this watch would be most appropriate for those who often purchase lavish gifts and are accustomed to a jet-setter’s lifestyle.


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