10 Jan 2012

The Ronde Louis Cartier WR007001

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Written by: Phuc (Jen) Huynh

The Ronde Louis Cartier WR007001 is masterfully crafted out of Cartier’s passion for “architectural perfection”. This watch epitomizes perfection through its design of circles within circles (with the final touch of round diamonds on the bezel), time keeping time, and thus time is rendered timeless. There are no beginnings, there are no endings; the wheel of life keeps turning and turning, and the Ronde Louis Cartier is the keeper such cosmic perfection. This watch is more than a fashion statement, more than a classy elegant watch, its design is a finely crafted work of contemporary art that can be hung in a modern museum of a fine cosmopolitan city. It’s not part of a trend here today and gone tomorrow, it’s forever elegant, luxurious, and timeless. How paradoxical is it that a watch defies time itself.

The Specifications of this Watch: 

  • Case – 18k Pink Gold Sets with Round Diamond
  • Case: 42 mm in diameter, 7.25 thickness
  • Circular-Grained Crown Set with a Diamond
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Silvered Flinque Dial
  • 12 Black Roman Numerals
  • 10 Black Arabic Numerals
  • Small Seconds at 10 o’clock
  • Apple-Shaped Blue-Steel Hands
  • Alligator-Skin Strap
  • Adjustable Deployant Buckle in 18k Pink Gold
  • Manual Winding Caliber 9754 MC
  • Water Resistant to 3 Bars (30 meters/100 feet)

The watch’s design has painstakingly well-thought out details that it can be considered to be a deliberate work of art. Starting from the large circle that is surrounded by beautiful round diamonds, it begins closing in on the middle circle, then becoming smaller as the Cartier circle, then finally into the tinier dial circles. As the circle diminishes in size, it then can reverse its direction and blossom into a larger circle. The design is a philosophical meditation on time and is absolutely marvelous  to reflect upon. This watch is definitely a conversation piece, it’s a brilliant and intelligent watch that dares to be more than a pretty face. It is a truly a timeless elegant time cannot encapsulate. It’s making a statement, that time can fade memories and statues, but its beauty, its glory, its elegance will not fade.

This magnificent watch retails for $41,000.00 excluding sale taxes. Keep in mind that this watch requires manual winding and must be winded daily, allowing for you to feel the power of time in your hands. This watch is an absolute masterpiece and is great for business, casual, or formal occasions. It’s one of those watches you’ll just come to fall in love and want to wear everywhere. It’s also a thought-provoking and timelessly elegant watch that will be treasured by you for years.

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