The redid Santos was the star of the SIHH 2018 for Cartier and for numerous reasons, it was a triumph. Very much designed, exceptional, first rate and moderately reasonable with regards to the value, Cartier gave this notable shape a marginally sportier (or let’s say more modern) contact and some pleasant details, like a cunning tie/wristband framework. Only in front of the SIHH 2019, this model shows up in the assortment with another dial. White is excessively modest for you? The new gradient blue rendition may be the answer.
Cartier presented a totally new assortment at the SIHH 2018, in light of the notorious Santos watch – a watch brought into the world in 1904 as the primary 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 however was given an intensive update, more in accordance with modern assumptions. The case, still square-formed, with 8 screws on the bezel, was marginally built up to have more presence. The wristband, part of the design of the watch, was likewise better incorporated (and now includes a few shrewd 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 numerous adaptations, the lead stays the Large Model (which isn’t that large either) with an exemplary white dial – the model we looked into here . Deeply Cartier in style, considering the energetic methodology, some idea it was altogether too modest and excessively circumspect. Issue addressed with another adaptation 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 bit 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. Appearing differently in relation to the blue foundation are silvered Roman numerals and hands. Likewise, Cartier had a smart thought to highlight a dark date disc.
The extents stay wonderful, with a case that measures 39.8mm in width and only 9.08mm in thickness. Driving the watch is the calibre 1847 MC, first presented on the 2015 Clé de Cartier . This section level, in-house created development is programmed, ticks at a modern 4Hz recurrence and flaunts 42h of force hold. Not much, however a development that will do the work perfectly.
One of the primary updates of this new Santos de Cartier was the combination of a smart arm band/tie device. The watches are totally delivered with both a wristband and a cowhide tie (here, coordinating with the dial). Cartier has fitted a speedy delivery button on both the lashes and arm band, implying that no device is needed to switch. The arm band additionally comes with a smart framework to adjust the length of the wristband 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 web based business site of the brand. The cost is equivalent to the white dial form, which means EUR 6,600. More details at cartier.com .