The Cartier Calibre 1904 MC
Original Music "The Watchmaker" By Ciaran Roche
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FROM THE CARTIER WEBSITE:
The caliber 1904 MC reflects the intense, ambitious research that Cartier has carried out over many years. Christened the 1904 MC in homage to the birth of Cartier watchmaking, it perpetuates the vitality of a watchmaking approach that is driven by a constant desire to go further. The conquest of time took on a whole new meaning in 1904 when Louis Cartier created a watch for his friend, the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. It was one of the very first watches to be worn on the wrist and enabled the pilot to read the time while keeping his hands on the controls during flight. This innovation was born from passion, a taste for adventure, and a pioneering spirit that propelled watchmaking firmly into a new era. More than a century later, the 1904 MC movement is launching a new chapter dedicated to Cartier watchmaking.
A successful blend of technology and esthetics, the caliber 1904 MC meets the extremely demanding standards set by Cartier for all of its creations.
This new 11 ½ line caliber has been designed to ensure excellent chronometric stability at all levels of winding, whether the watch is worn for an hour or an entire day. To achieve this, the movement is equipped with a double barrel that guarantees the excellent, long-term consistency of the mainspring, thus making it possible to control and stabilize timekeeping precision.
The caliber 1904 MC is fitted with a fine regulation system for perfect adjustment of the movement's chronometry. Carried out by Cartier watchmakers, who meticulously adjust the arrow of the C-shaped index, this operation is essential to the accurate running of the watch.
To enable each owner to set the watch accurately to the nearest second, the caliber 1904 MC is equipped with a stop-seconds system. When the crown is pulled out fully, the small-seconds hand stops instantly and immediately restarts once the crown is pushed back in against the case.
An innovative system for winding the time
The winding system of self-winding movements is often subjected to severe constraints that may affect its performance. To counteract this weakness, the caliber 1904 MC features a system of ceramic ball bearings fitted at the center of the rotor, which ensures excellent shock resistance and tremendous durability.
Cartier has also abandoned the traditional reversers used in self-winding mechanisms, replacing them with an even more innovative pawl system that results in a faster winding rate, thus allowing the watch to be wound more easily.
Lastly, when the watch is worn on the wrist, a bi-directional winding system enables the oscillating weight to wind the movement as it rotates both clockwise and anti-clockwise.
Caliber 1904 PS MC
Movement: Cartier Manufacture, mechanical self-winding
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, calendar
Diameter: 11 ½''' (25.6 mm)
Thickness: 4 mm
Number of jewels: 27
Number of components: 186
Oscillating weight with self-winding pawl
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 48 hours
Finishes: Côtes de Genève on the bridges and oscillating weight.
Cartier Caliber Website: http://www.calibre.cartier....