Cartier took over five years developing their newest watch, and it shows. In terms of streamlining precision while still maintaining efficiency, it is the most cutting-edge watch ever developed. The luxury watch brand, which has served French royalty and major celebrities for decades, has also made great strides in envisioning the future of watchmaking through their division ‘Ideas + Development.’ The Cartier ID Two definitely encompasses this futurist vision in exciting and stylistically profound ways.
Utilizing a power reserve that lasts over thirty days – 32 at its best – the watch's main spring is made from fiber glass, a revolutionary breakthrough in the watch making industry. Shucking off traditional metal alloys is not the only innovative move on this watch's behalf, the watch also has planetary escapements which retain energy better, and transfer the power in the watch more efficiently.
The superior materials used in this watch, call for no lubricants in its making, which ultimately will make the watch last longer than any other timepiece, and will require less adjustments to stay ticking precisely. The watch’s movement is also encapsulated in a clear case, making it look both powerful and sporty. This case is made of clear ceramic and vacuum sealed, so no screws were utilized in the design.
While the watch is currently just a concept watch, it indicates the future of watch-making, and will be launched at the upcoming Salon International de Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.