TheWatches is back! Based on the first wristwatch created by Cartier in 1904 for aviator Santos Dumont, this legendary model had been in the collection since its introduction in 1978 – at least, the modern version of the Santos, with a steel case and screwed bezel.
THE 2018 CARTIER SANTOS Large Size
The highlight was the revival of the iconic Santos and a brand new collection was introduced, comprising steel, steel and gold and gold versions, two sizes and even a skeleton version. Today, we take a look at the cornerstone of this new line-up, the Cartier Santos Large Size Replica in steel – which will certainly be the most desirable option for most men.
First, the design. The new Cartier Santos combines hallmark traits with new features. The overall shape and style of the original are respected with a squared case with round edges, a polished bezel with eight screws, a steel bracelet with two screws on each link, Luxurywhite dial with Roman numerals and classic Cartier blued hands.
Overall, the new Santos is quite pleasant on the wrist and is 9.08mm thick – not exactly an ultra-thin Swiss Fake Cartier Watches, yet good enough to fit under a cuff. The case is relatively large but the case back is slightly curved and the lugs are short, providing good comfort. Also keep in mind that a medium size exists, with a 35.1mm x 41.9mm case.
Inside the case and hidden beneath the steel case back is the calibre 1847 MC, first introduced on the 2015 Clé de Cartier Replica. This entry-level, in-house produced movement is automatic, ticks at a modern 4Hz frequency and boasts 42h of power reserve. Nothing extraordinary, but a movement that will do the job perfectly.