Calibre de Cartier multiple time zone watch, Calibre 9909 MC
Entirely developed and produced within the Cartier Manufacture, the Calibre 9909 MC is the first multiple time zone movement to feature in the Fine Watchmaking Collection, housed in a Calibre de Cartier watch. In addition to offering new functions, the multiple time zone movement is highly legible and easy to set, making it an ideal traveller’s watch.
A movement designed for travellers
The multiple time zone complication, sometimes known as “hours of the world”, indicates the time in several cities simultaneously or individually on demand. Cartier now presents a new version of the multiple time zone complication, which aims to provide:
- all the information a modern traveller requires: the home time with day/night indication, the traveller time, adjustment for summer time and – a spectacular innovation – the time difference between the two selected time zones!
- excellent readability of all the functions in a limited space
- simple setting and checking of all functions and displays.
A multiple time zone movement that is easy to read and simple to use
“Home” time is indicated on the lower dial in the centre of the watch by a day/night hand featuring sun and moon symbols. “Traveller” time is shown by the main hands, which enable the second time zone to be read directly.
The self-winding Calibre 9909 MC differs from standard multiple time zone movements in that its cities disc is completely integrated into the movement and is visible in a lateral magnifier rather than on the dial. This ingenious mechanism shows the cities on the side of the watch, which avoids overloading the dial. The time in each of the 24 reference cities is read by pressing the pivoting push-piece. Each press reveals a different city, its local time and the time difference between the home time and the traveller time!
As a final innovation, the Calibre de Cartier multiple time zone watch takes the change to and from summer time into account, an important feature in several countries around the world. To achieve this, the reference scale on the cities disc simply needs to be altered for the five months during which summer time is in operation.
A new, highly masculine design:
the Calibre de Cartier watch
The Calibre de Cartier multiple time zone model is a powerful and masculine 45 mm watch. Its bezel plunging down to the dial, its imposing 12 Roman numeral and its crown shoulders combine to give it a strong personality that is reinforced by the lateral magnifier at 9 o’clock.
The Calibre de Cartier watch reflects all the Cartier watchmaking codes: Roman numerals, rail-track, blued hands and a sapphire cabochon.