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Calibre de Cartier multiple time zone,
Calibre 9909 MC

A movement designed for travellers

The Watch Quote™ - January 20th, 2011

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.

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Calibre de Cartier multiple time zone

Calibre 9909 MC

Case:18 carat white gold
Diameter:45 mm
Crown:heptagonal in 18 carat gold, set with a faceted sapphire
Case back:sapphire crystal
Water-resistance:30 metres / 100 feet / 3 bar
Upper dial:galvanic guilloché,
slate-grey colour,
silvered openwork grill with sunburst effect,
black transferred Roman numerals
Lower dial: silvered, with black transferred Arabic numerals
Hands:sword-shaped in blued steel
Day-night hands and multiple time zone blued
Strap:black alligator skin
Clasp:double adjustable folding in 18 carat gold
Calibre:Multiple time zone 9909 MC
Movement:Manufacture self-winding mechanical,
Calibre 9909 MC,
multiple time zone,
cities disc,
day-night indication,
time-difference display
Casing-up diameter:11½ lines (25.58 mm)
Total diameter:15½ lines (35.10 mm)
Thickness:6.68 mm
Number of jewels:27
Number of parts:287
Balance:28,800 vibrations/hour
Power reserve:approx. 48 hours
Numbered movement :Individually

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