Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton Watch
Among its many new offerings at January’s SIHH watch salon, Cartier Replica Watches debuted a new, skeletonized version of its iconic Replica Cartier Tank watch. The Replica Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton watch showcases a two-tone finish on its openworked movement,Replica Cartier’s in-house Caliber 9619 MC.
The manual-winding Replica Cartier Caliber 9619 measures 28.6 x 28.6 mm and is composed of 138 parts, including 20 jewels. It has a frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of approximately three days.
The Replica Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton watch, priced at $56,000, has a rose-gold case measuring 34.5 x 43.8 mm, with sapphire crystals in the front and back. The rose-gold crown is set with a faceted blue sapphire. The sword-shaped hour and minute hands are in gold-colored steel. The watch is water-resistant to 30 meters and comes on a brown alligator strap with a double-adjustable folding buckle in rose gold.
The movement in this new Cartier Tank watch — like the openworked Caliber 9614 used in a skeleton version of another popular Replica Cartier Men’s Watches, the Santos-Dumont Skeleton — is notable for the large Roman numerals (specifically the “III,” “VI,” “IX” and “XII”) formed by the bridges of the movement. For this watch, the movement underwent a two-tone color treatment in which the gray surfaces of the bridges are accented by a layer of fine gold, which matches that of the case, applied at the angles. The effect highlights the traditional hand-chamfering applied to these components, while the negative space of the cut-out areas of Caliber 9619 provide another layer of contrast.