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Introducing The Cartier Privé Tonneau XL Skeleton Dual Time

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As part of its pre-SIHH 2019 reveal, Cartier has given us a peek at its latest additions to the Privé collection. They include the Tonneau Large models we showed you yesterday as well as the Tonneau XL Skeleton Dual Time we have for you here. These watches are definitely on the big side, measuring 52.4mm long and 29.8mm wide at the center, though the curved profile and sub-12mm thickness will almost certainly help them wear a little smaller than you might expect. The two models are technically identical, with one rendered in rose gold and the other in platinum, and they're a reinterpretation of the dual time models released back in the 1990s. The in-house caliber 9919 MC powers both timezones, with each being independently controlled by its own angled crown on the right side of the case.

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Initial Thoughts
So much of what makes Cartier's watches so distinctively Cartier is their particular brand of chic understatement. However, I kind of love it when the brand pulls out all the stops, pushes itself technically, and breaks out of its usual aesthetic to do something a little over-the-top. This watch definitely qualifies as a representative of that latter model. Not only is this movement skeletonized to the point where it's barely there, it's also curved and perfectly shaped to match the contours of the Tonneau case. This is serious watchmaking here and blended with Cartier's stylistic touches it results in a watch that's a pretty compelling mix of old-school and new-school ideas.

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The Basics
Brand: Cartier
Model: Privé Tonneau XL Skeleton Dual Time

Dimensions: 52.4mm x 29.8mm 
Thickness: 11.9mm
Case Material: Rose gold or platinum
Dial Color: Skeletonized
Indexes: Railroad track
Lume: None
Strap/Bracelet: Alligator strap with Cartier folding buckle

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The Movement
Caliber: In-House Caliber 9919 MC
Functions: Hours, minutes for two time zones
Dimensions: 37.8mm x 24mm 
Thickness: 7.9mm
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Winding: Manual
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Jewels: 35
Total Component: 197

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Pricing & Availability
Price: $68,500 (rose gold); $78,500 (platinum) – Prices subject to change at SIHH 2019
Availability: 2019
Limited Edition: 100 numbered pieces in each metal

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