What We Know
Cartier has just added a medium sized Santos de Cartier and large sized Santos de Cartier Replica Watches, both stainless steel with green dial, to the ever-expansive Santos De Cartier lineup. The brand has also thrown in a medium size blue dial model to even out last year’s release of this big blue boy.
The Santos de Cartier was the brand’s 1978 answer to the stainless steel integrated sports watch trend of the time.The sleek and more modern-looking iteration of this historical Cartier model has had numerous makeovers since its launch five years ago: blue dials, ADLC coating, chronograph movements, skeletonized dials as well as diamond-set variants.
The Cheap Cartier Replica case measures 41.9mm (lug to lug) by 35.1mm (flank to crown) in the medium and 47.5mm (lug to lug) by 39.8mm (flank to crown) for the larger model. It has that familiar and elegantly curvy, ergonomic shape which hugs the wrist nicely. The lines of the lugs echo the more rounded feel as they flow into the bracelet and upward into the crown guards. This is a watch devoid of sharp edges, it’s essentially a square watch that’s proud to be round.
These steel versions have the same alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes with that pesky polished bezel that we all know can be a tad susceptible to scratches. The bracelet, accented with two screws on either side of each link, tapers slightly to the butterfly clasp that is engraved with the double “C” Cartier Replica Watches logo. The curvature of the design makes the bracelet appear more integrated. The watch also comes with a second bracelet in alligator skin, which can be easily interchanged with Cartier’s “Smartlink” adjustment system.
We’re speaking Santos, so of course we have the eight exposed screws on the bezel, Roman numerals, and a railroad minute track, as well as classic Swiss Cartier Replica sword-shaped hands and a seven-sided crown set with a faceted sapphire. The new metallic graduated green dial shines through in all its luster as all of the components on the dial are coated in a thin layer of tinted lacquer.
What We Think
A lot of my favorite things are dark metallic green: Perrier bottles, the green triangle in the Christmas Quality Street box, emeralds, the pants in look 13 from Haider Ackermann’s SS12 collection, my best friend’s Mini Cooper in high school.
I’m pretty sure that the appetite for green dial 1:1 Replica Watches isn’t going to die down any time soon and if you ride for trendy dial colors just pretend that we are part of the RTW fashion cycle which moves so fast, at this point we would be at least eight seasons in to since green dial mania, so it’s basically a new trend all over again.