The Best-Looking Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica Is Also The Most Affordable

Prefer the Tank Louis Cartier or the Santos-Dumont

The Tank and Santos-Dumont are the pillars of the Cartier Replica timepiece collection. These two watches not only kickstarted Cartier’s watch empire but have also been retained within the collection for eternity, albeit with new variations introduced from time to time ranging from dress to sport.

Cartier Santos-Dumont 1904 To 2018, the Santos-Dumont was created in 1904 but only introduced to the public in 1911. Since then, this model has been produced in fairly small editions, usually in platinum with a leather strap and deployant buckle. But also in yellow and even white gold, though those are fairly rare.

Santos-Dumont the first time that Cartier released a watch

With its new dimensions, the Swiss Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica is larger than Collection Privée Cartier Paris version.

Previous models had a relatively small crown, which made it sometimes hard to wind the watch and set the time. Cartier chose a larger crown for this new model that again reminds me of early versions. These details make this new Santos-Dumont a real homage to the historical model.

Bigger and wider, a better grip is the result. Pulling the crown out and adjusting the hands is very comfortable, although that doesn’t need to be done much anymore thanks to the quartz caliber now powering the time display.

The historical lines of the classic Santos-Dumont case are retained in a beautiful way, with the Cartier Replica Watches case back held by four screws fitting seamlessly into the slim steel case.

Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica Watches

Cartier Santos-Dumont Replica each of the three new models begins with the iconic shape of the 43.5mm large Santos-Dumont case, and while the square form with its distinctive bezel remains unchanged, each of the three new models interprets it in a different material.

“La Baladeuse” takes the classic Fake Cartier 18k yellow gold approach, accented with a sapphire-topped crown. Around back, as the name suggests, is an engraving of the small, motorized “La Baladeuse” airship used by Santos-Dumont to fly around the city of Paris.

All three are powered by the in house 430 MC hand-wound movement, providing 38 hours of power reserve. The alligator leather straps are, for the most part, very traditional Cartier fare, with both “Le Brésil” and the “no. 14 bis” opting for clean gray, but the otherwise conservative “La Baladeuse” takes a left-field pairing with an earthy olive green tone strap.

Cartier Replica has made a reputation as a brand of preserving iconic forms, and this new engraved Santos-Dumont trilogy is an excellent example of this. While all three take the Santos-Dumont aesthetic in different directions, there’s nothing here that feels out of place or extreme.