SIHH 2018: Cartier - The new Santos

SIHH 2018: Cartier – The new Santos

Cartier refreshes the Santos, one of its most notorious watches, zeroing in on comfort and extents while regarding the tasteful of the model.

The square shape – which addressed a break  with customary rounded watches when it was presented in 1904 – stays unaltered. Much the same as the eight screws on the bezel: an accolade for the expansion of mechanical steel structures related with a golden time of metropolitan design which Cartier set out to show as opposed to covering it.

The design of the bezel has been refreshed for a smoother joining with the lines of the case and the tie just as a more unique look.

The tie is the defining component throughout the entire existence of the Santos de Cartier, the primary modern wristwatch. The first tie was in cowhide, an absolutely new material in watchmaking, and left the wearer liberated from the limitations of the pocket watch.

In the new Santos, all arm bands/lashes – in steel, gold, calfskin or croc skin – are exchangeable gratitude to the Cartier QuickSwitch framework (patent forthcoming) hidden under the tie. This imperceptible instrument mixes into the design of the case and, to actuate the framework, the wearer essentially presses the component.

Another front line include is simply the SmartLink fitting innovation (another patent forthcoming) which changes the length of the metal arm band to the closest connection without the utilization of an apparatus. At the hint of a catch situated on each SmartLink, the connection bar is unlatched and one of the brushed metal connections with screws can be added or taken out from the Santos de Cartier watch.

The programmed type 1847 MC highlights hostile to attractive nickel phosphorus components in the escapement and development instruments, just as a shield made from a paramagnetic compound, rendering the type viably impervious to the amazing attractive fields a watch might be presented to in regular daily existence. Beating 28,800 vibrations each hour, the development offers a force save of 42 hours.

The new Santos de Cartier is accessible in two sizes, Large (39.8 mm x 47.5 mm) and Medium (35.1 mm x 41.9 mm), and in different tempered steel, pink gold, yellow gold and steel/gold variants.

The enormous adaptation is likewise accessible in a skeletonized form in either pink gold or treated steel.

Because of the screw-down gathering design, all models are water safe up to 10 bar (~100 meters/330 feet) with negligible case thickness.

The new Santos de Cartier will be marked down from April with costs beginning at Euro 6,000/US$ 6,250 for the Medium model in treated steel.