I can’t bury the lead for a moment longer so let’s just spell it out: the movement (the gear train, balance, mainspring, plates, and bridges) is contained within the winding rotor. Or more accurately, it is the winding rotor, which appears to float in the transparent center of the luxury fake watch. Wow doesn’t begin to describe the first reaction to this watch, but it’s a good place to start.
With a history of creating both mysterious clocks (beginning all the way back in 1912) and mysterious watches, perfect replica Cartier Masse Mystérieuse is part of a long line of horologically and mechanically creative inventions that were inspired from an actual magician’s invention from the 1830s, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin.
But the AAA fake Cartier Masse Mystérieuse is a long way from the origins of the concept even if it achieves the results in thematically similar ways. The concept has always been a popular way to showcase watchmaking prowess, and this model is the best hand played to date. The dial has a ring of classic Roman numerals and a traditional railroad minute track just inside the numerals. That is the only traditional thing about the display as the cheap copy Cartier opens up to the large, seemingly empty center in which a single gear appears to be fixed while the hour and minute hands display the time.
Dangling from the center with no apparent connection, the entire movement, which is shaped like a winding rotor, drives the hands while it whirls around. Like every other “mysterious” clock and watch, there are hidden parts of the mechanism in that ring around under the edge, but knowing how it works doesn’t make it appear any less magical. That is the incredible nature of any best 1:1 replica Cartier Mystérieuse timepiece: they are made so well and with time-tested methods that they are basically mechanical examples of the sleight-of-hand principle of misdirection.
It also helps that it just looks good, and I mean classy good. The essence of cheap fake Cartier was always as a jeweler and its timepieces always feature a cabochon in the crown, usually a sapphire or ruby. The Masse Mystérieuse uses the aforementioned ruby and goes big with a rather tall specimen, providing the main pop of color on the top copy Cartier UK. The only other color comes from the 43 jewels in the movement, though not all of these are visible.
Elegance hides ingenuity
The rest of the high quality replica Cartier comprises various shades of silvery white with the platinum case and rhodium-plated movement components. The monochromatic nature of the watch maintains it as both a statement piece (thanks to the movement) and something that flies under the radar. That combined with the overall restrained aesthetic of best quality copy Cartier makes the Masse Mystérieuse a master of playing for both sides: mechanical marvel and classically elegant.
While I love a truly elegant super clone watch, I’m still here for the mechanics, and this watch doesn’t leave me wanting. Caliber 9801 MC is a first in the industry while being a natural progression of the Cartier Mystérieuse replica online concept since it builds on established methods and incorporates new ideas. Most fans may not have realized it could be possible to have an entire movement self-contained within the mass that winds itself.
It seems like a fan sitting on a boat trying to blow the sails to move forward – it’s just not how physics works.
Obviously, that is also not how the Cartier Masse Mystérieuse replica for sale works, but that is the best part of the illusion. Using a sapphire crystal disk as the support structure for the centrally fixed gear, the movement can freely pivot around that point and use its own weight to slowly wind the mainspring. That takes one part of the winding mechanism outside of the movement so that it can actually function and not end up a failed experiment with perpetual motion.
This is a very cool and super simple solution to the problem of winding the mainspring within the movement that is freely pivoting around a central point, but it does not solve the issue of setting the time via the crown on the side of the case. This is where we come back to the foundation of Mystérieuse clocks and Swiss made replica watches: the hidden gearing around the edge of the dial and case that meshes with sapphire crystal disks to drive the hour and minute hands.
But since the entire movement isn’t hidden within the case it can’t be that simple.