On paper, it looked like a Best Factory Of Replica Watch that was trying too hard, but in person, it totally won me over. Let’s take a look at how that happened.I liked the size, and the lacquer finish on the case looked a lot better than I expected. But somehow, that watch didn’t quite grab my attention as much as this black version did.
The Cartier Santos-Dumont lacquer edition; a nice surprise
The watch arrived at our office, together with a few other recent Cartier replica watches come from China. But this stainless steel Santos-Dumont 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. But still, it made a significant impact.
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. find fake cartier watches for sale 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 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.
I’m usually not a fan of blacked-out watch cases, but I enjoyed this one very much. It almost looks like a pop-art version of the best Santos-Dumont Replica with exactly quality. And there’s still enough contrast to be enjoyed with those stainless steel bevels shining through.The same goes for that shiny black alligator strap. It wouldn’t be my choice on almost any other watch. But on this black lacquer Santos-Dumont it just sings.
Simple and smooth
I also like that there’s no folding clasp but just a simple pin buckle on that alligator strap. Folding clasps can be very user-friendly, but they can also be a bit finicky. Especially the Cheap Cartier Replica ones that require you to fully fold the strap aren’t the easiest to adjust.
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
But I’m sure I’d feel the same way with the black lacquer Santos-Dumont. As I said, it’s not the biggest Cartier Replica Watches.That means I still think it wears pretty similarly to a 35-36mm round equivalent. It’s more dressy than a non-lacquer stainless steel Santos. But with the brushed sides and those sharp corners, it can still handle many different kinds of situations. In addition, its thin profile makes it feel at home on any wrist, and indeed on mine.
This one is totally distinct from my Santos and feels like a different watch altogether while still remaining recognizable as a Cartier Santos Replica. 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.