The Cartier Santos Replica watch is a year older than Rolex itself, another brand that played a defining role in making the wristwatch more common and accepted.Cartier has embraced lubrication-free watch movement components at a relatively early stage and has experimented with a great variety of outlandish mechanical movement developments — just think of the vacuum-sealed ID2 from over a decade ago that relied, according to the brand, on not silicon but “carbon crystal” movement parts.
Today, you have to look closer at the image directly above and discover a special wheel at the bottom center: Those special spokes hint at Cartier using UV-LiGA or similar technologies for more advanced component geometry, along with a similarly complex escapement wheel near the top center.On the wrist, the Luxury Cartier Santos-Dumont Micro-Rotor Replica wears small, but not petite.
It measures 31mm-wide but, as always, that measurement should be taken with a grain of salt with square-cased watches. The polished bezel adds to the presence of the watch, as do the relatively long lugs and almost ridiculously large crown with the trademark Cartier cabochon sticking out like the pommel on an over-decorated sword of an 18th-century royal. It’s gaudy, borderline tacky, but also an essential element of Cartier watches.
The case measures just 8.8mm-thick, which is not ultra-thin by any stretch of the imagination but slender enough to allow the Cheap Cartier Replica to offer dressy proportions and a tendency to crawl under a cuff or sleeve. On a personal note, as impressive as many of the complicated and complex-looking watches of the past few decades were, many measured twice as thick, it is great to see a watch with elegant dimensions sport a complex look.
This watch is tiny when compared to some of the cool but huge watches we had gotten used to seeing since the dawn of the new millennium. We need not even look that far: This Cartier Santos Skeleton from 2018 was a beast on the wrist in comparison, even though it had a less complicated and less refined movement.
The Cartier Replica Watches caseback view is as stunning as the front, with a tiny maze of bridges and jewels showing the way of the going train, i.e., the series of wheels that connect the mainspring barrel with the escapement and ultimately the balance wheel which is tucked into the corner of the square movement. The Santos case might look complex with all the various surface treatments and the many tiny screw-heads sticking out but on the Cartier Santos-Dumont Micro-Rotor, it actually serves as a straight-forward frame for a very busy-looking movement.
The dial, although we can hardly call it that, is actually the dial-side plate of the movement that carries a number of jewels in some places and drilled holes in others to reveal jewels installed in plates at a lower tier of the 9629MC Cartier Replica Watches For Discount caliber. The dial has strips of various widths cut into the metal and then filled with black lacquer, these serve as the hour markers at 9, 10, 11, 12, 3, 4, 5, and 6 o’clock.