In 2018 Cartier introduced the Santos de Cartier range to a substantial amount of praise. Since that time, the Santos has been a consistent hit amongst watch fans, with the brand rolling out various variations to the line including, a blue dial variant, exceptionally executed skeletonised dials and chronograph models.
Here we have the newest all black iteration of the Santos de Cartier. Available in the large size, 47.5mm lug to lug by 39.8mm from crown to flank, the obvious change here is the sleek black ADLC coating applied to every inch of the watch, making this the most modern looking Santos in the collection.
Never one to skimp on detail, Cartier have included two straps for the model. The first a rather simple black alligator leather snugly fitted to the case of the Santos. The second a rather impressive looking black rubber, complete with screw shaped rivets to simulate the look of the steel Santos bracelet from the model’s initial release. The ink black dial features traditional roman numerals and colour matched date wheel at 6’oclock, sword shaped hands filled with super-luminova mean that legibility should not be an issue when the lights go out. Ensuring not to disrupt the stealthy styling of the piece, Cartier forgo the signature sapphire or ruby cabochon and instead set inside the crown a black spinel.
Housed within the all new ADLC coated black case is the automatic calibre 1847 MC movement, the same calibre used in the standard Santos range. We also see the return of the wildly popular “Quickswitch” strap system, which allows wearers to easily and swiftly change the straps of the watch, without the use of a strap tool.
Cartier’s continued improvement and attention to the Santos line shows that the brand has recognised the models popularity, and is continuing to reward consumers for spending with the brand over the years.
For those looking for a fashion forward watch with significant horological chops, the new all black ADLC Santos de Cartier can be had for $11,500aud