Loading ...

$type=slider$au=0$cm=0$snip=0$rm=0$c=5$l=0$sp=6000

Cartier - Masse Mystérieuse

Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

Mystery clocks and watches represent a special chapter in the history of Cartier. They are referred to as “mystery” because their hands appear to float over the transparent body of the timepiece, with no connection to the movement.

The principle is based on an ingenious concept: the hands are not directly linked to the movement, but are attached to two crystal discs fitted with serrated metal edges. Activated by the movement, these discs then turn the hands, one for the minutes hand and the other for the hours hand. So that the illusion is perfect, the edges of the discs are concealed by the hour circle.

The latest expression of this fine watchmaking specialities is the new Cartier Masse Mystérieuse, a spectacular watch whose beating heart, a manufacture calibre in the shape of a semi-circle, is transformed into a skeletonised oscillating weight.

Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

The Masse Mystérieuse watch brings together two of the Maison’s watchmaking signatures: the mysterious movement and the skeleton. The movement has not only been miniaturised to fit watch cases but, for this new creation, it has also been reimagined to make the oscillating weight a real ornament.

Housed in a 43.5 mm x 12.64 mm platinum case with a crown set with a ruby cabochon, the new calibre 9801 MC required eight years of work in order to ensure that the effects of gravity do not affect the chronometer. It took five different constructions before a prototype could be launched, with two further prototypes needed to develop the final version of the calibre. 

Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

The sword-shaped hands float in the space of the case, without being connected to any gears but also the whole movement seems weightless coming to life at the slightest touch of the wearer. All components that receive energy from the movement, transmission and regulation are integrated in the rotor. 

Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

In the centre, an ultra-sophisticated differential system - borrowed from the automotive industry - has been integrated into the movement to prevent the time display from being caught in the mass. 

The mysterious rotor uses an innovative principle that ensures the balance wheel always remains in the same vertical position. For this to happen, the rotor rotates in both directions at an irregular speed.

Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, this extraordinary movement guarantees an autonomy of 42 hours.

Matched to a semi-matt dark grey alligator leather strap, the Cartier Masse Mystérieuse is a numbered limited edition of 30 pieces with a price of Euro 305,000. A version in platinum set with baguette-cut diamonds, as well as a version set with baguette-cut diamonds and a platinum bracelet set with baguette-cut diamonds are also available. cartier.com

Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

COMMENTS

BLOGGER: 1
  1. Nice but that price!! How is that possible?

    ReplyDelete

Name

A. Lange & Sohne,118,AkriviA,8,Alain Silberstein,2,alarm,11,Alpina,12,Andersen Geneve,2,Andersmann,2,Andreas Strehler,5,Angelus,4,annual calendar,37,Anonimo,15,Anthony de Haas,1,Antiquorum,2,Antoine Martin,2,Antoine Preziuso,1,Apple,1,Apple Watch,1,Aquadive,2,Aquastar,1,Armin Strom,60,Arnold and Son,22,Astarwatch,1,Atelier de Chronometrie,1,Ateliers deMonaco,2,Atmos,1,Auctions,74,Audemars Piguet,69,Autodromo,1,automaton,2,Bamford,2,Baselword 2022,1,Baselworld,8,BaselWorld 2013,50,BaselWorld 2014,53,Baselworld 2015,69,Baselworld 2016,27,Baselworld 2017,64,Baselworld 2018,75,Baselworld 2019,41,Baselworld 2020,2,Baume,4,Baume et Mercier,47,Bell & Ross,33,Bernard Lederer Universe,1,Bernhard Lederer,2,Bernhard Zwinz,1,bespoke,1,Blancpain,74,BLU,1,blue dial,3,Bonhams,2,Bovet,11,Brands histories,1,Breguet,101,Breitling,58,Bremont,1,Bremont Watch Company,4,Breva,2,bronze,21,Bücherei,1,Bulgari,89,Bulova,1,Burberry,1,C3H5N3O9,1,carbon,2,carillon,3,Carl F. Bucherer,2,Carl Suchy,1,Carrera,8,Cartier,44,ceramic,10,Certina,7,Chanel,4,Chaumet,3,chiming hour,8,Chopard,34,Christie's,6,Christophe Claret,5,Christopher Ward,9,chronograph,556,chronometer,33,Chronoswiss,5,Citizen,3,co-axial,1,column-wheel,7,complete calendar,15,complications,80,concept watch,5,Concord,1,constant-force,37,Corum,18,Credor,1,CSEM,1,Cyrus,23,Czapek,6,Dan Niederer,1,Davosa,1,Daytona,5,De Bethune,23,de Grisogono,3,dead seconds,19,detent escapement,2,DeWitt,9,digital display,1,diving,6,diving watches,301,double regulator,3,Doxa,23,drei,1,dress watches,428,dual time,88,Ebel,1,Eberhard,32,Edox,5,El Primero,35,Emile Chouriet,1,Emmanuel Bouchet,1,Emmanuel Breguet,1,enamel dial,9,enamelling,15,Equation of time,9,ETA,1,Eterna,18,exhibitions,1,F.P.Journe,34,Faberge,2,factory tours,3,Favre-Leuba,1,feature article,64,features,101,Ferdinand Berthoud,6,flyback,48,Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie,1,Fortis,8,Franc Vila Founder,1,Franck Muller,7,Frederique Constant,14,FVF,1,Gallet,1,Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix,8,Georg Jensen,1,George Daniels,4,Gerald Charles,2,Gerald Genta,9,Girard-Perregaux,42,Glashuette,18,Glashuette Original,65,Glashütte,32,Glashütte Original,97,Glycine,4,GMT,92,GoS,1,GoS Watches,1,GPHG,14,GPHG 2020,3,GPHG 2021,3,GPHG2019,1,Graham,6,Grand Feu,5,Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve,14,Grand Seiko,22,Grande Complication,25,Grande Sonnerie,7,Greubel Forsey,34,greubelforsey,1,Gronefeld,7,Grönefeld,7,Grossmann,3,guilloché,5,H. Moser and Cie,41,H20 Watch,1,Habring,9,Habring2,10,Hajime Asaoka,2,Hallmark of Geneva,2,Hamilton,28,hands-on,86,Hanhart,4,Harry Winston,11,Hautlence,5,Hermes,23,Heuer,1,high jewellery,1,Hublot,35,Hybris Artistica,1,Hydro Mechanical Horologists,7,HYT Watches,15,Icon,1,In pictures,9,independent watchmaker,16,industry news,198,interview,6,Interviews,6,IWC,131,Jaeger-LeCoultre,112,Jaquet Droz,58,Jean-Francois Mojon,1,Jean-Marc Pontroué,1,JeanRichard,3,jumping hours,32,Junghans,9,Kaj Korpela,1,Kari Voutilainen,7,Kenissi,1,Korpela,1,Krayon,3,Kudoke,3,Kurono,1,L'Epee 1839,1,Ladies watches,156,Lang & Heyne,3,Lange,41,large date,2,Laurent Ferrier,22,Laureus,2,Le Garde Temps,1,Lederer Watches,2,Leica,2,Lemania,1,Leroy,3,Linde Werdelin,2,Longines,71,Louis Erard,12,Louis Moinet,7,luxury steel watch,14,LVMH,9,LVMH 2020,6,M.A.D.Edition,2,M.A.D.Editions,2,Maîtres du Temps,1,Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps,3,Manufacture Royale,3,Marc Lang,1,marine chronometer,1,Maurice de Mauriac,2,Maurice Lacroix,10,MB&F,48,MCT,1,MeisterSinger,66,meteorite,2,metiers d'art,1,Mido,30,military watches,13,Minerva,2,Ming,1,Minute Repeater,54,monopusher chronograph,3,Montblanc,52,moon phases,107,Moritz Grossmann,29,Moser,37,Muhle,4,Mühle-Glashütte,3,mystery watches,4,Nautilus,8,New Britain Corp,1,new watches,2911,Nomos,56,Norqain,22,Ochs und Junior,4,Officine Panerai,90,Omega,160,Only Watch,9,Only Watch 2015,4,Only Watch 2017,2,Only Watch 2019,3,Only Watch 2021,4,Oris,36,paillonne,1,Panerai,93,Parmigiani,10,Parmigiani Fleurier,28,Pascal Coyon,1,Patek,42,Patek Philippe,115,Pedrozo & Piriz,1,perpetual calendar,125,Perrelet,10,Petermann Bedat,2,Phenomen,1,Philippe Dufour,1,Phillips,7,Piaget,24,Pierre DeRoche,2,pilot watch,89,Pisa,5,Pisa Circle,5,Pita,1,planetarium,1,platinum,4,pocket watch,3,pocket watches,2,Poincon de Geneve,2,Porsche Design,17,Pre-SIHH 2016: Cartier - Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton,1,pulsometer,5,Purnell,1,quartz,6,Rado,14,Ralf Tech,2,Ralph Lauren,2,rattrapante,18,Raul Pages,1,Raymond Weil,1,rectangular watches,12,reddot award,1,regatta,1,regulator,19,remontoire,5,Remy Cools,1,Reservoir,1,resonance,16,Ressence,10,retrograde,8,Revelation,1,Reverso,21,review,85,RGM,1,RGM Watch Co.,1,Richard Mille,94,Richemont,4,Richmond,1,Roger Dubuis,11,Roger Smith,1,Roger W. Smith,1,Rolex,55,Romain Gauthier,10,Romain Jerome,1,Royal Oak,28,Rudis Sylva,1,sapphire,3,Seamaster,5,Seiko,30,SevenFriday,14,SIHH,3,SIHH 2012,4,SIHH 2013,25,SIHH 2014,36,SIHH 2015,43,SIHH 2016,44,SIHH 2017,40,SIHH 2018,43,SIHH 2019,53,Singer,4,Singer Reimagined,6,single hand,16,single-hand watches,19,Sinn,14,skeleton,25,smartwatch,8,solar energy,1,Sotheby's,5,Speake-Marin,4,Speedmaster,30,split seconds,14,sport watches,735,Spring Drive,2,square watches,2,squelette,45,steampunk,1,Steinhart,1,striking time,16,SuisseMecanica,1,sunrise,2,sunset,2,Swatch,4,Swatch Group,17,table clocks,4,Tag Heuer,137,technical insight,3,terra Cielo Mare,1,Tiffany,17,Tissot,5,titanium,5,top news,247,Torsti Laine,1,tourbillon,307,Trilobe,3,Tudor,29,Tulloch,1,Tutima,2,ultra thin,29,Ulysse Nardin,35,Unimatic,1,Union Glashutte,8,Urban Jurgensen,29,Urwerk,20,Vacheron Constantin,78,Van Cleef & Arpels,7,Vauchier Fleurier,1,Vianney Halter,5,video,1,vintage watches,2,Vulcain,9,wandering hours,1,watches,1,Watches & Wonders,38,Watches & Wonders 2020,19,Watches & Wonders 2021,28,Watches & Wonders 2022,32,Watches&Wonders,4,WatchesandWonders2022,33,Winnerl,1,worldtime,43,Zannetti,1,Zeitwerk,1,Zeitwinkel,1,Zenith,96,Zodiac,7,
ltr
item
Time and Watches | The watch blog: Cartier - Masse Mystérieuse
Cartier - Masse Mystérieuse
Cartier introduced the new Masse Mystérieuse, a 30-piece limited edition with a price of €305,000. Cartier watch novelties 2022. Watches and Wonders
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhrrpJ8t9Exc-qh4B_M5yjuezmi_QeChnq3KI8nxJCnSW2rvKw_S4ylDn0Lx8IziTZIuKEnZk9JPLqrTn1mTnMgpE8YKYvmXaxtAcwknMEOOJlfm3aPodkPjxSeJ488TenSDVHSm0nIRNuzbrBoVWWMYSQQ9swMqirl-nmllbNK9nLBShanp25Qek6S/w640-h442/Cartier_Masse%20Mysterieuse_004.jpg
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhrrpJ8t9Exc-qh4B_M5yjuezmi_QeChnq3KI8nxJCnSW2rvKw_S4ylDn0Lx8IziTZIuKEnZk9JPLqrTn1mTnMgpE8YKYvmXaxtAcwknMEOOJlfm3aPodkPjxSeJ488TenSDVHSm0nIRNuzbrBoVWWMYSQQ9swMqirl-nmllbNK9nLBShanp25Qek6S/s72-w640-c-h442/Cartier_Masse%20Mysterieuse_004.jpg
Time and Watches | The watch blog
https://www.timeandwatches.com/2022/03/cartier-masse-mysterieuse.html
https://www.timeandwatches.com/
https://www.timeandwatches.com/
https://www.timeandwatches.com/2022/03/cartier-masse-mysterieuse.html
true
7479538179671063502
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content