To celebrate the launch of its ID Two Concept Watch, Cartier releases this slick new promo clip that offers a glimpse into the future of watchmaking:



The ID Two was the result of  more than five years of research and development from 135 different engineers. Utilizing polymer-coated fiberglass springs in place of the usual metal, the watch is able to retain 30% more energy than the typical wristwatch by transferring it from the barrels to the oscillator in an efficient matter and minimizing the overall consumption.

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Cartier has also reengineered the linear steel and brass drivetrain, replacing it with anti-magnetic and anti-corrosive carbon crystal-coated silicon gears in a “planetary” structure. This technique makes it significantly harder and lighter than steel, and the new drivetrain produces 1/5 the friction of typical timepieces. Finally, AirFree technology with a vacuum-sealed case allows the Carbon crystal oscillator to consume 37% less energy.

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