I already have the Cartier Santos Galbée XL Replica in my collection, and I’m not too fond of blacked-out watches.I thought I had nothing to fear from the stainless steel Cartier Santos-Dumont with its black lacquer dial and case finish. Well, I couldn’t have been any more wrong because this watch is a true black beauty. On paper, it looked like a watch that was trying too hard, but in person, it totally won me over.
I liked the size, and the lacquer finish on the case looked a lot better than I expected. But somehow, that Cheap Cartier Replica didn’t quite grab my attention as much as this black version did. I think it’s the lack of contrast on the rose gold version that “bothered” me the most. In a way, I think this black lacquer version is the one to get.
The Cartier Santos-Dumont lacquer edition; a nice surprise
This stainless steel Swiss Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica with that black lacquer finish quickly became our favorite. And the funny thing is that I think it caught everyone a bit by surprise. This wasn’t last year’s biggest blockbuster release, and it’s the most affordable version of the lacquer trio.
Dumont, the more elegant Cartier Santos
The Santos-Dumont at hand today has a fully stainless steel case that measures 31.4mm wide, 7.3mm thick, and 43.5mm from lug to lug. Cartier Replica Watches Online calls this the large size, yet it’s certainly not a big watch. But make no mistake because this one offers a lot of wrist presence for its modest size. Part of why it catches your attention is that thin layer of black lacquer on top of the case and bezel.
The perfect highlights
Mainly because the lacquer doesn’t cover the sharp bevels of the Santos Replica Buy Now case, it perfectly highlights that very unique and very attractive design. The glossy black dial is engraved with squares that create a three-dimensional effect. And on top, you’ll find the characteristic applied Roman numerals. The sword hands perfectly match those numerals, and it’s all surrounded by a printed railroad minute track.
It almost looks like a pop-art version of the Santos-Dumont. And there’s still enough contrast to be enjoyed with those stainless steel bevels shining through. I’ve also repeatedly mentioned that a Cartier dial should be silver with black numerals. But again, I think this inverted dial works so well with that two-tone case. The same goes for that shiny black alligator strap.
Simple and smooth
Folding clasps can be very user-friendly, but they can also be a bit finicky. Especially the Cartier Replica Watch Iced Out ones that require you to fully fold the strap aren’t the easiest to adjust. Besides, that pin buckle looks distinctive and allows you to quickly adjust the strap in a pinch.
The 430MC hand-wound movement inside winds very smoothly. It’s based on an ultra-thin movement from Piaget, which runs at 21.600vph and offers a power reserve of around 38 hours. It does what it needs to do, and what I really enjoy about it is that there’s no running seconds hand and no date window to be found.
On the wrist
This one is totally distinct from my Santos and feels like a different watch altogether while still remaining recognizable as a Cartier Santos. Anyway, I’ll be trying to get this one out of my head soon because it was a very positive surprise that I hadn’t factored into this year’s watch budget.