Cartier’s watches have several signature design features, as we know. There are, to name a few, the distinctive shapes and beautiful crowns, but my favorite are the elongated and stylish Roman numerals.Each version has a distinct case material, which pairs with a corresponding red, green, or blue mineral for the numerals. These Cheap Cartier Replica Watches already looked very attractive on paper, but in person, they really came to life.
The Santos-Dumont XL
For this year, the designers also picked different materials for the cases, but there’s no layer of lacquer on them this time. The Cartier Replica Watches yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum versions do have a polished bezel, a mainly brushed case, and polished bevels, as we are used to seeing by now in the Santos collection.
The case of the Santos-Dumont XL measures 46.6mm from lug to lug and 33.9mm wide. Inside is the hand-wound caliber 430 MC. It’s based on one of Piaget’s movements, and it only measures 2.1mm thick. That’s also why the case of the Cartier Santos-Dumont XL Replica is only 7.5mm thick — or rather, thin.
The movement runs at 21,600vph, and it has a power reserve of about 36 hours. You’ll have to keep it very close to your ear to find out whether it’s running, though, because there is no central seconds hand.
A mix of materials and colors
The Santos-Dumont in 18K yellow gold is adorned with blue details. That means there’s a sapphire cabochon on the typical Cartier Replica Watches Online crown, and it comes on a very dark blue alligator strap. But most apparent are, of course, the blue dumortierite Roman numerals.
Next up is the version in 18K rose gold with green details. This time, both the cabochon on the crown and the Roman numerals on the dial are made out of jade. There’s less of a noticeable texture or pattern to this stone. However, the numerals are a bit more transparent than the previous blue ones. This model comes on a very dark green alligator strap, one that almost looks black from afar.
And, of course, the platinum case is matched with red details. That seems to be the color combination of choice for most platinum Luxury Cartier replica watches. The cabochon is a red ruby, and the Roman numerals are made out of jasper. Again, there’s less of a visible pattern to this stone. Nevertheless, the three-dimensional numerals still look very impressive against the eggshell-colored dial.
A guilloché heart and pomme hands
The steel hands have a yellow or rose gold finish to match the corresponding cases, and for the platinum version, the hands simply have a high-polished finish. I’m a big fan of Cartier’s blued hands, but I completely understand why the designers opted for a finish that matches the case material for these models.
The Santos-Dumont XL on the wrist
For my 17cm (6.7″) wrist, I feel the large size of the Santos-Dumont Replica Watches From China works better than this extra-large size. But I could certainly pull the latter off, especially because these watches are so thin. I think that’s mainly because the structure of the dumortierite is so visible.