Cartier introduces new options for their iconic pilot’s watch range with refreshing splashes of colour. Our friends from Berry’s Jewellers tell us all there is to know.
Expanding on the renowned square pilot’s watch line, Cartier presents two new additions to the series, each paying homage to 100 years of history. The first model, originally designed by Louis Cartier for French aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont in 1904, revolutionised the industry with its integrated lugs, sloping Roman numerals and instantly recognisable square-shaped case. Fortunately for Cartier watch enthusiasts, the design of the Santos pilot watch has remained largely unchanged, preserving its distinctive inner railroad tracks and decorative case screws as defining features.
When it comes to design specifications, the new blue and green smoky dials retain much of the timeless charm of the Cartier Santos. While the gradient blue option exudes elegance and pairs well with smart, professional, or casual attire, the smoky green degrade dial brings a fresh perspective to the collection. The dial’s surface features a sunray brushed finish, with darkening edges akin to the blue model. The watch showcases a captivating interplay of green nuances, polished rhodium-finished appliques and sword-shaped hands, resulting in a final product befitting the luxury watch sector. The design of the new Cartier de Santos watches strikes a perfect balance between classic elegance and modern precision, ensuring uncompromised accuracy day and night.
Expected to become an instant sensation, the new Cartier Santos watches, particularly the green model, boast numerous appealing features. Sharing specifications with the gradient blue version, the green sunray brushed display showcases a three-handed no-date layout, with the Cartier lettering positioned below the 12 o’clock marker and protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. The glass seamlessly merges with the squared-shaped stainless steel case, available in a medium size with a diameter of 35.1mm or a large size with a diameter of 39.8mm.
To enhance your experience, the watch can be paired with a matching green alligator leather strap or a stainless-steel bracelet thanks to the Santos’ ingenious QuickSwitch interchangeability system and Smartlink sizing technology. The distinct rounded edges of the square case are unique to the Cartier de Santos range, while a water-resistance rating of 100 metres and a heptagonal steel crown, adorned with a blue synthetic faceted spinel complete the impeccable design. Inside the new smoky blue and green Cartier de Santos watches, the Calibre 8247 movement delivers exceptional performance. Concealed behind a steel case back, the movement operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 40 hours.
These latest Cartier Santos watches are now available at Berry’s Jewellers in both medium and large sizes and in both of the captivating blue and green sunray brushed dials.