Cartier originally released the Santos 100 in a black carbon finish in 2009. This variant was offered for a total of three years before vanishing into relative obscurity. It seemed as though its day had come and gone, relinquishing the blacked-out effort to the more common, stainless steel models. But, just this year, Cartier Replica Watches made the announcement that it would be releasing it again, albeit with an in-house movement and a redesigned bezel.
The Cartier Santos 100 Carbon is available in the larger Santos case, so it will measure 51.1mm x 41.3mm. I don’t think it’s a crazy stretch to assume someone looking for the blacked-out version would probably prefer the larger size. All the usual Cartier Santos 100 Best Replica accoutrements are on board, including the faceted blue synthetic spinel that tops the crown. Underneath the sapphire crystal, however, a black dial has replaced the usually resplendent white and thus the piece continues its darker, nuanced undertones to bring the whole package together. Bold white Roman numerals fill the edges, and in case you were wondering, yes, even the screws on the bezel are ADLC coated as well.
The roots of this watch go all the way back to 1904 when Albert Santos Dumont requested a wrist watch that would allow him to tell the time while flying. There is some serious heritage here if in nothing other than the design itself. Sure, it is nice to see Cartier Replica UK implement their in-house movement, but for a long time pieces like this have been about the design, not what powered it.
Another departure from the norm here is the soft, black calf-skin leather strap that serves to help present a sportier image. This piece would have looked out of place on Cartier Santos Replica Watches typical straps so, again, this whole package is complete even up to the stainless steel ADLC buckles on the strap.
While this isn’t your ordinary Cartier Watches Discount Forum, it does need to be stated that the act of doing a watch in ADLC or a similar material will reach a saturation point, if it already hasn’t. That being said, it does represent a breath of fresh air into the collection that can still come off as swanky and allow you to enjoy that special design of the Cartier Santos 100.