When Santos asked Louis Cartier to create a wristwatch he could wear while flying his early planes, the 1904 Cheap Cartier Santos Replica became one of those wristwatches that helped popularize the genre among men who at the time considered wristwatches women’s jewelry.
Cartier has embraced lubrication-free watch movement components at a relatively early stage and has experimented with a great variety of outlandish mechanical movement developments — just think of the vacuum-sealed ID2 from over a decade ago that relied, according to the brand, on not silicon but “carbon crystal” movement parts.
The polished bezel adds to the presence of the watch, as do the relatively long lugs and almost ridiculously large crown with the trademark Cartier Replica Watches Discount Forum cabochon sticking out like the pommel on an over-decorated sword of an 18th-century royal. It’s gaudy, borderline tacky, but also an essential element of Cartier watches.
The case measures just 8.8mm-thick, which is not ultra-thin by any stretch of the imagination but slender enough to allow the Santos-Dumont watch to offer dressy proportions and a tendency to crawl under a cuff or sleeve.
The Santos case might look complex with all the various surface treatments and the many tiny screw-heads sticking out but on the Cartier Santos-Dumont Micro-Rotor Replica Watches Lowest Prices, it actually serves as a straight-forward frame for a very busy-looking movement.
The dial, although we can hardly call it that, is actually the dial-side plate of the movement that carries a number of jewels in some places and drilled holes in others to reveal jewels installed in plates at a lower tier of the 9629MC Cheapest Cartier Replica Watches caliber. The dial has strips of various widths cut into the metal and then filled with black lacquer, these serve as the hour markers at 9, 10, 11, 12, 3, 4, 5, and 6 o’clock.