Carole Forestier, Cartier’s Haute Horlogerie guru, has developed 45 movements since 2009. She has now succeeded in creating a perfect fusion of the aesthetic with the technical: movement and case, as seen in this year’s Montre Clé de Cartier Squelette Automatique, are now officially one. She has pulled off a technical tour de force, ensuring that the weight required to automatically wind the movement does nothing to disrupt the transparency of the nickel silver skeleton, whose bridges and organs appear suspended in mid-air. All that is visible of the completely openworked weight is its two slim arms that oscillate in time to the wearer’s movements. The finishing touch is a key-style cylindrical crown set with sapphire cabochon, which sets off the sleek outline of the 41mm palladium 950 case.
Source: Europa Star December/January 2016 Magazine Issue