The Basics

With its round case and straight lugs, the Rotonde de Cartier is one of the brand’s more traditional designs – while retaining many Cartier signature elements. This collection consists primarily of watches with added complications. The Rotonde Calendar Aperture and Power Reserve has, as indicated by its name, a date aperture and a power reserve indicator. With the reference W1556253 the case is white gold and paired with a grey dial.

Brand: Cartier
Family: Rotonde de Cartier
Reference: W1556253
Name: Rotonde de Cartier Calendar Aperture and Power Reserve White Gold / Grey
Produced: 2014 – 2015
Limited: Yes, 200 units

Below is a detailed look at Cartier’s model W1556253 from Rotonde de Cartier watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier W1556253

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The Details

Cartier’s Rotonde de Cartier Calendar Aperture and Power Reserve White Gold / Grey (W1556253) was originally released in 2014 – 2015. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 43-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The pink gold case measures 40mm in diameter and roughly 8.94mm thick. The round case is paired with a silver color dial with sword-shaped hands, and a roman numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Cartier’s Rotonde de Cartier model W1556253 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Pink gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Display
Shape: Round
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 8.94mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 30

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Rotonde de Cartier W1556253 movement is a powered by caliber 9753 MC made by Cartier. The 20-jewel hand-wound movement is 20.5mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 43-hour power reserve.

Type: Hand-Wound
Brand: Cartier
Caliber: 9753 MC
Base: Piaget 430P
Display: Analog
Diameter: 20.5mm
Jewels: 20
Reserve: 43 hours
Frequency: 21600 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes

The Price

How much does the Cartier’s Rotonde de Cartier W1556253 cost? This watch was introduced in 2014 and has been in Cartier’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 200 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: Not Available

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  • Brand: Cartier
  • Model: Rotonde de Cartier Calendar Aperture and Power Reserve White Gold / Grey
  • Reference Number: W1556253
  • Limited: Yes, 200 units

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Pink gold
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 40
  • Thickness: 8.94
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Silver
  • Indexes: Roman Numerals and Sword-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters


  • Winding: Hand-Wound
  • Brand: Cartier
  • Caliber: 9753 MC
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 20.5mm
  • Jewels: 20
  • Power Reserve: 43 hours
  • Frequency: 21600 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes

About Cartier

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Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by master jeweler Louis Francois Cartier. His son Alfred took over in 1874, but it would be the grandsons Louis, Pierre and Jacques lay the foundation for to building the brand into what it is today. The company would remain in hands of the family until 1972. While primarily a jewelry brand, Cartier has a rich and deep history when it comes to watches. It … introduced its ladies wristwatch well before the end of the 19th century, while the first men’s watch was designed in 1904 at the request of famous aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The latter would serve as the inspiration for the 1911 Santos wristwatch, one of many icons of the Parisian brand. Cartier is part of the Richemont group.

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