The new Santos-Dumont was unexpected and certainly one of the most intriguing iterations of the models to date, yet it easily feels like quintessential Cartier.Though the case is inspired by a vintage Santos with a lacquered bezel dating from the 1920s, the new Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica still feels satisfyingly original. It obviously reimagines a familiar design, one so familiar it might have even become tired, but manages to translates it into something entirely different.
While brightly-coloured dials are now common for dress watches, the same cannot be said of the case. As a result, this is one of the most interesting Cartier watches from a design perspective, which is an achievement, especially since the Santos has been around for so long.While I appreciate traditional Cheap Cartier Replica designs for their grace, such vintage-inspired pieces don’t offer much in terms of innovation or novelty.
With the case and bezel unchanged, the trio are evidently old-school Santos, but the lacquered inlays make them special enough to be memorable. In fact, I imagine they will age well and still be fondly remembered a long time from now.The new Luxury Cartier Replica Watches is offered in stainless steel, which is uncommon for Cartier watches with a special finish or design as those tend to be limited editions.
The new case decor, along with the new concentric-cube patterned dial, help distinguish the new model from its more ordinary counterparts in the Santos-Dumont line. In fact, both the case and dial are unique in the brand’s catalogue, though I expect this won’t be the last of either given the strong commercial debut of the model.A lacquered case, however, isn’t for everyone. Perhaps to cater to as many as possible, Cartier Replica Watches USA has created three starkly different variants ranging from the most subtle in rose gold and cream to the daring in platinum and burgundy.
In between the two polar opposites in precious metal is the black-lacquered version in steel that calls to mind the Santos with a ADLC-coated bezel. This new model, however, this is more coherent in terms of style since the bezels and lugs are matched in black lacquer.There are three versions of the Replica Watches For Sale, but all are the same “Large” size, in between the Extra-Large and Small models.
It makes sense for the platinum and gold versions of the lacquered Santos-Dumont to be in the compact Large case since it’s a more elegant size, but the steel-and-black model should arguably be Extra-Large given its more contemporary feel.The steel model looks just right with formal wear, so I like it as it is, though I imagine a larger size would give it the versatility to be a casual, everyday watch.
The classic Perfect Cartier Replica Watch dial is silvered and either grained or guilloche, but in recent years more finishes have become more varied and adventurous. Take for instance the latest Tank Must that has dial with a two-tone finish that’s the result of electrochemical texturing.In the same vein, the new Santos-Dumont has an unconventional finish. It’s essentially a modern guilloche that’s made up of deeply grooved lines in a concentric cubic pattern, with the lines widely spaced so the aesthetic is entirely modern.
The concentric cubic pattern is a first for Cartier Luxury Replica Watches and still unique in the line up. It is a perfect match for the Santos case, however, so I expect to see it in other models.Upon closer examination, it becomes clear that dial is very different from traditional engine turning or even stamped guilloche. Though the lines appear to be printed in relief from some angles, they are actually deeply engraved.