Montblanc decided to unveil its own timepiece that could measure time millisecond and it’s called the TimeWriter II Chronographe BiFrequence 1000
Cartier made a splash in the news back in 2014 for two different reasons. First was the Astrocalendaire which has a price of $204,000. For people who are looking for something that's more affordable, there's another option, a sporty Calibre de Cartier Diver. You could say that when it was launched, it caused quite a stir. When have you heard the words Cartier and Diver in one sentence, let alone in one name?
But truth be told, the new Diver certainly looks the part and it's more than just a pretty face. It's a real ISO 6425 certified diver's watch and very few other watches can say the same thing. The standard ISO includes dial and bezel construction and markings; strap and spring bar strength; shock, magnetic and chemical resistance; and legibility. It also requires a watch to be resistant up to 100m and must provide a way to inform the diver whether the watch is running or not.
In order to meet such requirements, Cartier designed a brand new watch case and built it from the ground up. It's stronger and has a thicker sapphire crystal however it's only 11 mm thick. The bezel is controlled by 3 clicks and rotates in 120 increments, allowing half minute adjustments. The hands and dial are well supplied with a luminous material known as the Super LumiNova so that the time can be easily read underwater.
Cartier's in house Caliber 1904 MC powers the Diver and it showcases ceramic ball bearings and twin mainspring barrels to provide reliable torque when the mainsprings are wind down.
This particular timepiece retails for $8200 if you opt for the rubber strap and for a steel bracelet the price is $8900.
Cartier also unveiled a watch that is perfect for more elegant occasions. It's the Rotonde de Cartier Day and Night, measuring 43.5mm ensuring excellent display with artistically rendered moon and sun that occupy the whole upper half of the watch's dial. The moon phases are shown by the retrograde hand that goes across the dial's lower half and the Caliber 9912 MC an in-house movement animates the displays. The movement is embellished with prominent beveling and straight graining. This watch is available in some Cartier stores for $42,500 (rose gold) and $45,500 (palladium).
“ Cartier’s in house Caliber 1904 MC powers the Diver and it showcases ceramic ball bearings and twin mainspring barrels to provide reliable torque when the mainsprings are wind down.”