The redid Santos was the star of the SIHH 2018 for Cartier and for various reasons, it was a triumph. All around designed, exceptional, top notch and generally reasonable with regards to the value, Cartier gave this famous shape a marginally sportier (or let’s say more modern) contact and some pleasant details, like a sharp tie/wristband framework. Only in front of the SIHH 2019, this model shows up in the assortment with another dial. White is excessively bashful for you? The new gradient blue variant may be the answer.
Cartier presented an altogether new assortment at the SIHH 2018, in view of the notable Santos watch – a watch brought into the world in 1904 as the main genuine wristwatch available (not a changed over pocket watch). Let’s be straightforward, when you have over 100 years of history behind you, you can’t jumble up with the codes. The new Santos didn’t undergo an extreme design unrest yet was given a careful update, more in accordance with modern assumptions. The case, still square-formed, with 8 screws on the bezel, was marginally supported to have more presence. The arm band, part of the design of the watch, was likewise better incorporated (and now includes a few smart devices – more on that last mentioned). Al in everything, we could nearly consider the To be de Cartier as the brand’s vision of an extravagance sports watch (almost).
Presented in different adaptations, the lead stays the Large Model (which isn’t that large either) with an exemplary white dial – the model we surveyed here . Deeply Cartier in style, considering the energetic methodology, some idea it was all in all too bashful and excessively tactful. Issue settled with another form that showed up in the assortment as of late, the Santos de Cartier Large Model with Gradient Blue Dial – ref. WSSA0013.
If the case and development have not changed by any means, the new dial adds an important dash of shading to this watch. Playing on the pattern for gradient blue dials – as seen at H.Moser , AP or Patek as of now – the Santos becomes more easygoing. Standing out from the blue foundation are silvered Roman numerals and hands. Additionally, Cartier had a smart thought to include a dark date disc.
The extents stay lovely, with a case that measures 39.8mm in width and only 9.08mm in thickness. Fueling the watch is the calibre 1847 MC, first presented on the 2015 Clé de Cartier . This passage level, in-house created development is programmed, ticks at a modern 4Hz recurrence and flaunts 42h of force save. Not all that much, however a development that will do the work perfectly.
One of the fundamental updates of this new Santos de Cartier was the reconciliation of a shrewd wristband/lash device. The watches are completely delivered with both an arm band and a leather lash (here, coordinating with the dial). Cartier has fitted a speedy delivery button on both the ties and wristband, implying that no device is needed to switch. The wristband likewise comes with an astute framework to adjust the length of the arm band developed via Cartier and known as “SmartLinks”. By depressing a little oval push-piece on the underside of the connections, the bar is delivered without the need of a screwdriver. Push, discharge, eliminate the additional connection, embed it again and that’s it.
The Santos de Cartier Large Model Gradient Blue Dial ref. WSSA0013 is currently accessible in stores and on the online business site of the brand. The cost is equivalent to the white dial adaptation, which means EUR 6,600. More details at cartier.com .