Cartier Santos watch


Cartier used Diamond-black ADLC coating to redefine two classic models of Santos De Cartier collection. Santos 100 Carbon and Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon show the black appearance, meanwhile those classic features created by the brand gain the further extension.

Cartier Santos 100 Carbon
A great number of people know about the history of Cartier Santos collection. The first men’s wristwatch created by Louis Cartier in 1904 was given to Albert Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian pilot. As time flies, the appearance of the style of the Santos collection never change a lot. Cartier marked the centenary of the watch with a new version, the Santos 100. New styles of the Santos 100 are designed to get rid of the stale and bring forth the fresh. It’s due to the distinctive shape design and a new in-house movement that the Santos 100 Carbon appears the different features from the rest.

At first glance, Cartier Santos 100 Carbon 2016 is similar to the Santos 100 ADLC released in 2009, but the old model has a nude bezel. It’s obvious that their dimensions are different by a comparison of the two models. Besides, the second hand of the new model is coated in red, bold and lifeful. Made of refined steel, the whole case is coated with ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-like Carbon), close to DLC. It’s a PACVD coating specifically developed for luxury and fashion goods. Its characteristic hardness and impact and scratch resistance combined with the noble black metallic look make the carbon watch stylish and modern. Close up, we see that the ADLC case boasts drawing process perfectly. The black calfskin strap extends from the large case, 51 mm x 41.3 mm. Thanks for curved lugs designed according to shapes of wrists, Cartier Santos 100 Carbon pressed around the wrist perfectly. The watch is equipped with Cal. 1847 MC launched in 2015, reliable and durable.
Santos 100 Carbon Watch
Calibre 1847 MC: Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding
Material: Steel and ADLC case
Crown: 7-faceted crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel
Dial color: Black
Hand: Sword-shaped hands in steel and luminescent material
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Black calfskin strap with steel triple adjustable folding clasp
Case dimensions: 51.1 mm x 41.3 mm, thickness: 10.34 mm
Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 metres)

Cartier calibre 1847 MC No DateMovement: Automatic
Display: Analog
Diameter: 25.60 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Jewels: 23
Power reserve: approx 42 hours
Frequency: 28,800
Hands: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon
As one of the most popular collections, Balloon Bleu De Cartier watch enjoys a high reputation for its classic look, iconic features and high-end craftsmanship in the watchmaking field, even the top watchmaking field. The Balloon Bleu Carbon watch retains almost all features from the collection. Although the watch doesn’t come with blued-steel hands, sword-shaped hour and minute hands with luminescent material and the second hand boast high readability. Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon is equipped with in-house Cal. 1847 MC, like Santos 100 Carbon watch. Both of them have classic features and modern style on whether the appearance or the movement. What’s more, you never are upset that you should change your wristwatches according to different occasions, because either of them can meet your demands and stand out your charm.

Balloon Bleu De Cartier Carbon
Calibre 1847 MC: Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding
Material: Steel and ADLC case
Crown: Fluted crown set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel
Dial color: Black
Hand: Sword-shaped hands in steel and luminescent material
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Black calfskin strap with steel double adjustable folding buckle
Calendar: Dial aperture at 3 O’clock
Case dimensions: 42.1 mm, thickness: 13 mm
Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

At this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva, the new generation of Cartier Santos watch made it’s debut. Those who love and wear Cartier Santos watches pay attention to the differences between the new and the old models in case of wrong selections.

Bleu De Cartier, Tank and Santos deserve to be regarded as three flagship products of Cartier watch series. Bleu De Cartier is the Number one by sale, and Santos takes either the second place or the third. With leather straps and square bezels with eight screws, Cartier Santos 100 was launched in 2004 and it has a 14-year history so far. The new Santos inherits features of Cartier Santos watch. In a word, the new models are similar to Santos 100, but its every detail has changed.

As for the product upgrade, Cartier hot-selling series, including Santos, have one feature in common with Rolex. It’s that the appearance has unobvious variation however the manufacturers upgrade a classic wristwatch. For example, the appearance of a Rolex Submariner watch has few changes in more than 50 years. Therefore Rolex Submariner watch has been one of the most recognizable series across the world. Let’s go and see some variations in detail.

1. The Watch Case
The watch case of the old model, including lugs, looks longer then the new’s. The lugs of the new model have beautiful curves, while the old bears strong lines for lugs. The central square bezel extends toward the bracelet along with two screws at twelve/six O’clock.2.The Dial
The new Santos watch has more variations in appearance. First, the hands are upgraded from ordinary luminous hands to blue steel version. The new scales return back to the edition of the first Santos watch. Additional date aperture is another feature of the new generation.

2. Cal. 1847 MC
Many complain that Cartier watches with Swiss universal movements fail to match with the price, since Rolex, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre at a similar price are equipped with in-house movements. The new generation of Cartier Santos is equipped with Cal. 1847MC, a in-house self-winding mechanical movement which has 23 jewels and provides 42-hour power reserve. Cle De Cartier watch is equipped with Cal. 1847MC, too.

3. Bracelet
The new Santos watch has a quick switch between the steel bracelet and the leather strap without the help of any tools like Vacheron Constantin Overseas Collection. What’s more, smart links of the steel bracelet can be removed or assembled together by hand. I’m afraid that the design is the most practical function. The technology for smart links of the steel bracelet is worth popularizing in the watchmaking.

Available in large(39.8*47.5mm) and medium(35.1*41.9mm) size, the new Santos includes all-steel edition, yellow gold and steel edition, rose gold and yellow gold edition. It must be popular with the public in future.