Pre-SIHH 2014 — Cartier Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton
With its oversize numerals and the imposing presence of its signature bridges, the Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton watch is a timepiece for a man of style and wit, a man who masters the rules of elegance so perfectly that he knows how to break them. This is Cartier style: a refined design and the search for clean-cut aesthetics.
The Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton watch takes its place as a watch whose perfect proportions mean that is forever contemporary.
The Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton watch houses the first two-tone version of the calibre 9611 MC with a character that stems from the oversize Roman numerals so characteristic of Cartier. In this openwork architecture, the III, VI, IX et XII structure the movement and define its appearance.
A two-tone colour treatment accentuates its aesthetic identity: the black areas evoke the technical nature of this movement with its numerous cut-outs; the angles of the calibre, meanwhile, are coated with a fine gold layer that matches the case and highlights the traditional chamfering of Fine Watchmaking skeletons that is carried out by hand.
This new interpretation of the Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton watch is an enriching addition to Cartier creative heritage that combines watchmaking craftsmanship and timeless elegance.
Tank MC Two-tone Skeleton watch
Skeletonised bridges in the form of Roman numerals, calibre 9619 MC
Case: pink gold
Diameter: 34.5 mm x 43.8 mm
Case back: sapphire
Crown: faceted in pink gold set with a faceted blue sapphire
Dial: with Roman numerals formed by the bridges of the movement
Hands: sword-shaped in gold-coloured steel
Case dimensions: 34.5 mm x 43.8 mm
Case thickness: 9.3 mm
Strap: brown alligator-skin
Clasp: double adjustable folding buckle in 18-carat pink gold
Water-resistance: 30 metres / 3 bar / 100 feet
Movement: Manufacture mechanical with manual winding, calibre 9619 MC, hours, minutes with skeletonised bridges forming Roman numerals
Cased-up dimensions: 12½ lignes x 12½ lignes, i.e. 28 mm x 28 mm
Total dimensions: 28.6 mm x 28.6 mm
Thickness: 3.97 mm
Number of jewels: 20
Number of parts: 138
Balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour
Power reserve: approx. 3 days