Dubbed “Watchmaking’s Future in the Physical Form” by the folks over at Hodinkee, the Cartier ID Two concept watch is nothing short of magnificent. It’s even more impressive than the Cartier ID One which was unveiled in 2009. In fact, it’s more impressive than any watch we’ve seen in our times from a technological and innovation front. It’s made from a single block of ceramic called Ceramyst that is completely transparent and features a 32-day power reserve. The caseback is held on via a vacuum seal, meaning zero screws. Talk about efficiency, efficiency we haven’t seen in the watch industry ever. The Cartier ID Two produces 30% more power and consumes only half as much as a traditional watch, providing for a 32 day power reserve in just a 42mm case. Check out the video from Hodinkee video below for a more detailed look.
As part of Cartier‘s “Calibre de Cartier” collection which made its debut last year, the luxury brand has unveiled the Calibre de Cartier Astrotourbillon at this year’s SIHH in Geneva. The model features Cartier’s Calibre 9451 MC Astrotourbillon manual winding movement and the end all result looks stunning to say the least. The 47mm titanium case is fitted with a black alligator strap and is limited edition 100 pieces, each individually numbered.
This Poker Set from Cartier is one that any player will enjoying playing with. Aesthetic details include a red-black outer shell, Alcantara lining on the inside of the container box which embeds 2 card sets, 360 chips in 5 denominations and 5 dice. The price is outrageous though at $10,000, but I’m sure it will catch someone’s interest.
The “Cartier ID One Concept” watch is a piece of luxurious art. Intended to never undergo any repairing and regulation after it’s been manufactured, the Cartier ID is beautifully housed in a Ballon Bleu case that measures 46mm. It is made of Niobium-Titanium, an alloy that looks great and is highly wear resistant and has its own unique shock absorption properties that are unmatched by other materials like steel. We look forward to seeing this concept become reality in the near future.
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