First, the cases and bracelets are significantly thinner and for some people, probably more comfortable to wear. There is also the new bezel design which isn’t a huge element, but it does offer a rather distinctive look for the new models. Thecase contains an in-house automatic movement, and of course the biggest news is the quick releasebracelet/strap system, as well as the tool-less link changing system that lets you adjust the bracelet quickly, easily, and without tools.
Some also say that the smaller model can also be worn as a men’s , but I’m pretty sure that in the West, the vast majority of 35.1mm wide Santos models will be sold to women. Aside from the size, the primary difference between the larger and smaller Santos model is the placement of a date window display. Watches
Compared to the previous generation Santos 100 Large, the new 9.08mm thick, thinner Santos model wears a lot more like a dress watch. “Thin is in” when it comes to wristwatches. There are always cyclical design trends and this is not the first time a company has championed a thinner design as opposed to something larger. If you are someone who wears sleeves or generally likes your watches to be a bit more “out of the way,” then the thinner profile of the new will certainly appeal to you. watches Swiss Movement
In steel the new Santos case is water-resistant to 100m and has an elegantly curved sapphire crystal. The case is well-made with both brushed and polished surfaces. Set in the crown is a blue spinel cabochon. Fake Cartier Watches once used sapphire crystal cabochons, but they only do that on their high-end models these days. You can see just how similar the newer and older Santos cases are from a design perspective. This includes much of the crown guard structure as well as the geometric crown itself.
For 2018 Cartier “radically” redesigned the iconic square bezel of the Santos so that it is no longer a square. The upper and lower sections of the bezel have been extended with a lip. The intention appears to be a visual connection between the strap/bracelet and bezel. On the previous generation Santos 100 this was not the case and the lug/bracelet structure was actually larger and wider than on the newer Santos. On both the newer and older Santos models the bracelet tapers a bit. The older cheapest cartier watch Santos 100 has a bracelet that was 23mm wide where it connected to the case, and on the new Santos Large Model the bracelet is 21mm wide where it connects to the case.