Cartier launches new mechanical Cartier Santos-Dumont XL watch For Luxury Lifestyle
Only 0.2 mm thicker than the quartz version, Cartier launches new mechanical Cartier Santos-Dumont XL watch with ultra-thin 430MC mechanical calibre is the truest event of the perhaps the world’s first deluxe sports see which presented exposed screws on bezel over 110 years back
In 1904, Brazilian air travel leader Alberto Santos-Dumont was already putting on something the modern-day watch aficionado would certainly locate oddly recognisable today– the model Cartier Santos-Dumont featured contoured case that wasn’t precisely a square nor a circle.
By the time commercial model was released in 1911, Louis Cartier’s production– the globe’s very first aeronautics watch showed a bezel with outside screws that would certainly have surprised and fascinated gents of the duration– outfit watches (they were all dress watches in those days) would never have had industrial aspects like screws exposed– it would certainly have been unusual and also unheard seen, as well as yet, there it was the Cartier Santos-Dumont wristwatch– the Parisian brand name’s first timepiece, had all the enthusiasm of what contemporary watch lovers would certainly recognise as a “luxury sporting activities watch”, making a sprinkle 68 years before Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak designed by Genta.
After that 2004 introduced the Santos 100 in event of the centennial of the creation of the Santos-Dumont wristwatch, which was a larger than life, modernisation of the Santos-Dumont reference which complied with modern watch patterns, culminating with the launch of the 45mm Santos 100 XL. However lastly in 2019, the Santos de Cartier ultimately saw the re-introduction of a model faithful to the spirit as well as even more importantly the dial layout with long, thin Roman numerals of the initial 1911 (industrial manufacturing) version.
Gone for SIHH 2019. the revamped Cartier Santos-Dumont was available in two sizes, the S or tiny edition measuring 27.5 mm as well as the L or big variant measuring 31.4 mm in a variety of wallet pleasant steel, two-tone, as well as rose gold designs; and for some hardcore watch lovers, the disadvantage of a quartz albeit a high efficiency, 6 years run-time, manufacture Cartier quartz movement. For 2020, the iconic Santos-Dumont with an all brand-new mechanical motion is introduced in an extra-large size, improving the initial collection.
That standout signature crown returns, a clear recommendation to the crown of early Santos versions yet or else, to include the new slim 430 MC mechanical movement (a customized Piaget 430P), the new Cartier Santos-Dumont XL watch discloses a revamped layout and also proportions; and as a result, the requirement of introducing new conical lugs as well as a snugly integrated natural leather strap which gets rid of that sliver of “gap” obvious on the smaller quartz designs.