For many years, Cartier has interpreted the hollowed-out clockwork in a modern style. In 2009, this pure brand imprint opened up a new dimension. The first movement bridge was carved into the shape of Roman numerals, and a hollow watch instead of a dial came out. Today, the Pasha de Cartier watch inherits this subtle design of hollow and solid interlacing, creating a magical penetrating visual effect. Pasha de Cartier Floating Tourbillon Skeleton Watch, Calibre 9457MC, engraved with the “Quality Seal of Geneva”
This classic model is equipped with the 9457 MC movement, a specially developed floating escapement tourbillon movement. The bridge is carved into Arabic numerals for the first time, showing the unique design that has always been in the Pasha de Cartier watch.
The diameter of the case is 42 mm, and the movement’s airiness is in sharp contrast with the complicated design of hand-decorated (bridge chamfering, edge grinding and gear frame). This Pasha watch is engraved with the Geneva Seal *, reinterpreting the elegant charm of contrasting change and light and elegant.
An art masterpiece in 18K white gold. The black transfer numbers 3, 9 and 12 are connected vertically and horizontally, while the floating tourbillon frame is fixed at 6 o’clock. The blank space and the hollow are interlaced, the clockwork of the hollow barrel that drives the movement shows a sense of penetration, and the carved inlaid 9457 MC movement is at a glance. Available in a limited edition of 100, this new skeletonized watch makes the Pasha model officially among Cartier’s fine watchmaking collections.
* The 9457MC calibre is engraved with the Geneva quality seal and is accompanied by a certificate of origin, with an independent number, which proves that the movement meets the quality standards set by the Geneva Watch Inspection Agency.
Laziz Hamani © Cartier 2010
Pasha de Cartier Floating Tourbillon Skeleton Watch, Calibre 9457MC, engraved with the “Quality Seal of Geneva”
Case: 18K white gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Crown: 18K white gold grooved crown set with a convex round sapphire
Mirror: Sapphire crystal
Case back: sapphire crystal case back
Water resistance: 30 m / 100 ft / 3 bar
Dial: Hollow dial
Hands: Rhombus blue steel hands
Strap: Black alligator strap
Buckle: 18K white gold folding buckle
Numbered Limited Sale: 100
Movement: Cartier 9457 MC manual-winding mechanical movement, engraved with ‘Geneva Quality Mark’, equipped with a floating tourbillon,
Arabic Numeral Hollow Table Bridge
Frame diameter: 14¾ cm, or 33.1 mm
Total diameter: 15 cents, or 33.5 mm
Thickness: 5.48 mm
Number of ruby bearings: 19
Number of movement parts: 175
Balance vibration frequency: 21’600 times per hour
Power reserve: about 50 hours
Independently numbered movements