Cartier is one of the few brands in the world that is considered both a jewelry and a watches artisan. It is designed with unique style and long tradition that is the main reasons why today it is considered as a prestigious and exclusive brand. It has conducted many popular and luxurious timepieces, but the Cartier Santos 100 is its best-selling model.
The first Cartier Santos was launched in 1904 by the notorious Louis Cartier.
The watch was a gift for his Brazilian aviator friend, Alberto Santos-Dumont. Due to its overwhelming popularity, the brand launched the Santos 100 collection in 2004 that was basically a larger version of the classic Santos. The line features many aesthetic variations even though the basic design stays the same- the square case is slightly rounded on the sides, the hands are sword shaped dial and has the distinctive Cartier Roman numerals.
The timepiece is classy, luxurious and effortlessly chic- basically, everything you appreciate at a watch. Needless to say, countless replica manufacturers are constantly trying to clone this model.
In the fake case, there is the “Automatic” word that on the original watch is stamped in the right place,above the 6 o’clock, while the second one is the “Swiss Made” marking that is under the 6 o’clock. The imitation is in stainless steel bezel and case which is correctly replicated, the rectangular case is nicely brushed whereas the bezel is elegantly polished and decorated with the 8 signature screws.
The solid back is made from stainless steel, is perfectly brushed and embossed with the Santos 100 name and the serial number. Getting back to the winding crown, this has the same crown guard, the hexagonal shape that is meant for a better grip and the iconic blue gem on its end part. The Cartier Santos 100 replica is just that kind of watch that amazes with fine craftsmanship and timeless style, it is easy to wear and extremely luxurious.