Watches: Cartier Tank MC Two Tone Skeleton Pink Gold

By Thierry Ané on December 20, 2013

If you are a regular reader of Watch-Agora, you may start to think that we are sponsored by Cartier this month considering the number of articles I posted about this brand. Well, we are not! It is just that Cartier is unveiling a few models from the 2014 collection and that they are all too good for me not to present them.

So, after the Ballon Bleu Floral-Marquetry ParrotWatches: Cartier Ballon Bleu Floral-Marquetry Parrot, the Calibre DiverWatches: Cartier Calibre Diver Collection, the Rotonde Earth and MoonWatches: Cartier Rotonde Earth and Moon and the Rotonde AstrocalendaireWatches: Cartier Rotonde Astrocalendaire, here comes the Tank MC Two Tone Skeleton Pink Gold.

You may be familiar with the Tank MC Skeleton Palladium and its skeletonized dial with bridges echoing the shape of the Roman numerals that the presented earlier this year. Well, the Tank MC Two Tone Skeleton sports the same openwork movement, the hand-wound calibre 9611, but houses it in a 43.90 x 39.10 mm pink gold case along with a brown alligator strap on a pin gold folding buckle.

Some of you may rightly consider that a change of case material (palladium to pink gold) does not fully deserve an article. I would agree but there is more to it than meets the unobservant eye. Look closely at the beautiful skeleton movement, zoom in on the picture if you can, and you will understand why the watch is called “Two Tone”. Indeed, the brass openwork movement was given a two-tone finish: the bridges have received a dark grey ruthenium coating and the bevels have been plated with pink gold and polished. The combination works perfectly with the pink gold of the case and the hands and the brown of the alligator strap.

Overall, this is another great timepiece from Cartier. It bears all the brand’s DNA and the elements that transform a watch into a high horology piece.

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