At a year ago’s SIHH we saw the arrival of the Panthére . Then we had the 100th commemoration of the Tank later in the year. This year Cartier is back with another symbol – the Santos . While this watch has consistently been in the assortment, this year they are supplanting the current Santos 100 assortment (launched in 2004) with another one. And keeping in mind that it’s constantly been a smidgen of the eccentric cousin of the Tank Louis Cartier, this year Cartier has brought it back in a significant way.
First things first, it comes in two sizes: medium and enormous. Both come in similar metal choices: tempered steel, two-tone (steel and yellow gold), pink gold, and yellow gold. However, the huge variant is additionally accessible in a skeletonized form in either pink gold or treated steel. All are fueled by the programmed type 1847 MC, though the enormous variant highlights a date show and the medium doesn’t. All choices come with either a matching Santos arm band and a tie or two distinct lashes. This is on the grounds that Cartier has built up another, simple approach to change lashes in a hurry, so you need a couple to truly encounter the advancement. Furthermore, they have fused SmartLinks that permit the wearer to effectively change out connections without a screw driver.
Why This Watch Matters
Much like the Tank and the Panthére, the Santos is an exemplary Cartier assortment that was long past due a patch up. Cartier is unmistakably zeroing in on rebooting its current assortments to engage their customers. Much like Rolex, there is an explanation Cartier’s item works and why they change so minimal as time goes on. This is certainly valid for the Santos. The exemplary adjusted square plan with screw-set bezel is an exemplary plan and looks great on both types of people. Also, with a programmed development, it’s nothing unexpected this one is back.
As somebody who loves vintage Santos watches, I was truly eager to hear about the patch up of the Santos. What’s more, in every practical sense, I like the watches yet for me on an individual level, they are simply too enormous for my little wrists. Be that as it may, whenever given the choice I think the Medium size in two-tone is an exemplary with the all pink gold variant in a nearby second. Something about those yellow gold screws running down the arm band and around the bezel brings me back. To where, I don’t know, but rather whenever Cartier takes you back you know it’s good.
Dimensions: 35.1mm x 41.9mm (medium), 39.8mm x 47.5mm (large)
Thickness: 8.83mm (medium), 9.08mm (large)
Case Material: Stainless steel, treated steel and yellow gold, pink gold, yellow gold
Dial Color: Silvered
Indexes: Roman Numerals
Strap/Bracelet: Both with speedy change framework and SmartLinks for wristband adjustment
Caliber: 1847 MC
Functions: Hours, minutes, date (on the enormous model only)
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Additional Details: The enormous variant comes in a skeletonized model accessible in either pink gold or spotless steel
Valuing & Availability
Price: From $6,250 (medium in treated steel) to $60,000 (skeletonized pink gold)
Availability: April 2018
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