Cartier has released a slew of new Santos-Dumont Collection Clone Watches that most people agree are objectively beautiful.While we don’t have new movements or a new case style in these products, what we do have is an interesting style statement by Cartier that offers an Art Deco-style aesthetic that corresponds to the era when products like the Santos timepiece became popular.
The original Santos was produced for a wealthy early aviation enthusiast who needed a timepiece he could wear on his wrist. This was around the turn of the 20th century, not long after the Wright brothers introduced successful powered aviation to the world in 1903. At the time, it was not particularly chic for a man to wear round-cased Cheap Cartier Replica watches, and hence, the square shape of the case makes sense. I also believe the square shape of the case began as a logical means to create a way for a strap to attach to it.
While these are classified as men’s watches, their sizes are a bit more petite, lending themselves to more formal attire. The size does correspond to how vintage Santos-Dumont watches would have been worn. The case size is 31.4mm-wide, 43.5mm lug to lug, and just 7.3mm-thick. Inside each case is a Piaget 430P-based mechanical movement known as the Cartier Replica Watches 430 MC. The very thin time-only movement is manually wound, operating at 3Hz with a power reserve of 38 hours.
The core novelty in these three watches is the use of a case with lacquer elements inset to engraved channels on the metal case, along with a beautiful dial design that has a series of concentric square shapes. Still, the traditional Cartier Replica Watches Lowest Prices dial is complete with a “railroad track” minutes scale and Roman numeral hour markers. The dial contrast varies from face to face, with the most contrast and legibility on the platinum model as it has a light-colored dial.
The only version is the new Santos-Dumont in steel. This model is given a two-tone black and silver-tone treatment with a black dial and a black lacquer for the case segments. Cartier Copy Watches With Self-winding Movements did not have one of the 18k rose gold versions of the Santos-Dumont for shooting purposes, but you can see images of this variant from our previous news article that announces this new watch collection.
Don’t miss little details such as the blue sapphire crystal or spinel crown cabochons on the steel and 18k rose gold models and the red ruby cabochon that is matched to the platinum-cased version. Of course, the matching alligator straps Cartier Replica Watches Online are comfortable, ideally color-matched, and fitted with matching metal ardillon-style pin buckles. I’m actually happy to see pin buckles used here. While they don’t always appear as high-end as a deployant clasp, they are typically much more practical and comfortable to wear, not to mention smaller in size.
The two precious metal-cased versions of these new lacquer-decorated Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica watches will be produced as a limited edition. The steel and black version of the Cartier Santos-Dumont will not be produced in large numbers but is not part of a limited edition, which is a very good thing.