Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica was designed specifically for Santos-Dumont by Louis Cartier, a personal friend of the pilot. It is still considered the first pilot’s watch, though these days it’s quite a far cry from how we think of that watch style. In recent years, Cartier has been skeletonizing models left and right.
The new Luxury skeletonized Santos-Dumont Micro-Rotor Replica is to be offered in three metals, each case measuring 31mm-wide and just 8mm-thick. The silhouette is classic: a knurled crown with a cabochon spinel is the only protrusion on the slim case, which features a polished bezel and brushed case with a long, polished chamfer.
The yellow gold model’s lacquer trim takes the place of the polished bezel and case brushing. The Cheap Cartier Replica are paired with coordinating leather straps featuring ardillon buckles matched to the cases. If the straps are like the ones on existing Santos-Dumont models, they feature a quick-release tab for easy swaps.
In skeletonizing the movement, Cartier best replica watches store has managed to make the most of the movement work as a dial in lieu of a traditional one. The bridges of the movement form a central square with arms that mark the hours. To highlight these bridge-cum-hour markers, lacquer has been applied: the yellow gold matches its case in blue, the rose gold has burgundy, and the steel a slightly off-tone grey.
To be sure, the steel option is the subtlest of these three, and that’s further evidenced in the microrotor that sits prominently at 8 o’clock. This microrotor features a miniature of Alberto Santos-Dumont’s swiss replica watches most famous series of aircraft, the Demoiselle, soaring over a partial globe and made to match the respective case material. At the center of the dial, of course, are Cartier’s signature blued sword hands, which are the same across all three models.
The in-house Caliber 9629 MC automatic movement is entirely new, developed especially for this project, and is rendered in metal to match the case in which it sits. This fake cartier watch come from China movement features 212 components, and is marked by the proportionately large platinum microrotor. It operates at 25,200 vph or 3hz, and has a power reserve of 44 hours.