As a preview of the new models that will be unveiled during SIHH 2013, Cartier has announced that it will extend its Calibre de Cartier line with a new chronograph featuring an in-house movement.
The Calibre chronograph retains several of the design cues of the time-only Calibre de Cartier such as the three-date aperture as well as the powerful case design with its prominent crown guards.
The dial features Roman numerals on the top and indexes on the lower part of the dial. The hour and minute hands are sword shaped and feature luminous paint while the central second hand and two chronograph sub dials hands are black. The three date panoramic date aperture now sits at 6 o’clock to make room for the chronograph sub dial.
The in-house manufacture movement, the Cartier 1904-CH, is an automatic featuring a column-wheel chronograph with a central vertical clutch, double barrels and a 48-hour power reserve.
The 42 mm case, characterized by alternating polished and brushed surfaces, will be available in rose gold or steel, with the option of a leather strap with folding buckle or a matching bracelet.