In case you missed the primary submit on Cartier’s 2018 Santos de Cartier, contemplate this a must-read on the brand new iconic timepieces that at the moment are in Cartier boutiques regionally. And in the event you already learn the primary one, contemplate this your refresher then.
01 – First created in 1904, the final main replace was the Santos 100 that was launched in 2004 to have a good time the watch’s 100th anniversary. 14 years on, the watch sees a number of new options, together with sleeker and thinner blue dials as a substitute of a silver opaline dial, in addition to up to date proportions that give the Santos de Cartier watch a dynamic match on the wrist.
02 – You can discover the watch in four fundamental variations. Steel, Yellow Gold & Steel, Pink Gold and Yellow Gold (so as of pricing), in addition to particular variations referred to as the Skeleton with skeletonised bridges forming Roman numerals and revealing the mechanical motion inside.
03 – Each watch comes with an identical bracelet. For instance, the metal will include a metal bracelet, whereas the yellow gold & metal model comes with a metal bracelet with 18Okay yellow gold screws. Adjustments are additionally simplified because of the SmartLink resizing system, which permits for the addition or removing of watch hyperlinks in a number of simple steps that you are able to do by your self at dwelling. Every piece can even include a second bracelet in calfskin leather-based the place you may select from a whopping 17 differing hues. Changing between the 2 bracelets is straightforward as a result of QuickSwitch system that removes and attaches in a easy push of the mechanism.
04 – There are solely 2 sizes for the brand new Santos de Cartier, a Medium (35.1 mm by 41.9mm) and Large (39.eight mm by 47.5 mm), each of which have been exactly weighted and measured for consolation, sitting properly on any wrist.
05 – You typically hear of watches getting a value hike after the addition of a number of progressive particulars, or inflation via the years, however this isn’t the case for the Santos de Cartier. Instead, this 2018 model is powered by an automated caliber 1846 MC in-house motion that has an influence reserve of 42 hours and is water resistant to 100m, however priced decrease than its predecessor. For comparability’s sake, the Santos 100 Large in metal with a leather-based strap prices SGD9600, whereas the Santos de Cartier Large in metal with two straps and a date within the watch face retails at SGD9450.
And if these 5 details are usually not sufficient to pique your curiosity, Cartier has devoted Level 1 of its Takashimaya Shopping Centre Boutique to showcase its Santos de Cartier timepieces in a show referred to as the Legendary Thrill. Now on until 10 June 2018, you may head on down and take a look at the watches on your self, which will certainly be extra thrilling than watching your higher half store.