It’s been a while because the iconic Santos de Cartier obtained a recent new replace, the final main one being the launch of the Santos 100 in 2004 to rejoice 100 years of the very first watch created by Louis Cartier again in 1904. 14 years later, there are new additions to the household, the all-new Santos de Cartier watch line-up that was unveiled at SIHH again in January 2018.
The new Santos de Cartier watch shall be made obtainable in a number of variations. There’s one in metal and one other in metal and yellow gold that’s harking back to the classic Santos Galbee. There’s additionally a model in pink gold, yellow gold, in addition to one thing known as the Skeleton that is available in metal or pink gold variations. And whereas the watches are much like its predecessors by way of options (the square-shaped face, Roman numeral dials and eight screws on the polished bezel), the all-new model is optimised for consolation, being barely curved on the again to provide it a extra ergonomic match on the wrist.
PINK GOLD & YELLOW GOLD: MEDIUM (SGD46,300) & LARGE (SGD51,500), IMAGE: CARTIER
STEEL: MEDIUM (SGD8600) & LARGE (SGD9450), IMAGE: CARTIER
Available in 2 sizes, right here’s what else it’s worthwhile to know in regards to the new timepieces. The Medium is available in at 35.1 mm by 41.9 mm, whereas the Large is 39.Eight mm by 47.5 mm, with the largest distinction between the 2 (apart from the dimensions) being the truth that solely the big sizes include date show. In addition, in case you’ve all the time discovered the Santos 100 to be too huge and ponderous, these new variations are additionally a lot thinner, coming in at 8.83 mm for the Medium and 9.08 mm for the Large.
Each watch comes furnished with a complementary Santos bracelet that’s recognized by the long-lasting screw particulars. An extra calfskin (or alligator strap however there shall be a top-up) will even be made obtainable with every buy of the watch, the place you may select from 17 totally different hues.
YELLOW GOLD & STEEL: MEDIUM (SGD12,600) & LARGE (SGD14,300), IMAGE: CARTIER
Now, on to the cool half (which Cartier describes because the defining factor) of the brand new Santos de Cartier watch. Both the Santos bracelet and leather-based straps will include the brand new QuickSwitch system, one which incorporates a ‘quick release’ button tucked beneath the strap. Activating it permits the wearer to interchange the straps simply with out the necessity for screwdrivers or fancy instruments. In addition, the Santos bracelet can also be SmartLink-equipped, new expertise that enables the including or eradicating of the watch hyperlinks to be performed in a number of easy steps. By your self. In different phrases, you now not must troop all the way down to the shop; you may just about do it your self at house.
Powered by an automated caliber 1846 MC (an in-house motion by Cartier) that’s immune to highly effective magnetic fields, the brand new Santos de Cartier watch additionally comes with an influence reserve of 42 hours and is water resistant to 100 m, which makes it all-in-all an amazing on a regular basis watch. Now on to the not-so-good information? You have to attend a tad bit longer because the watch is about to launch worldwide solely in April 2018.