The best 1:1 fake Cartier Santos Dumont has never been a watch with any semblance of “wow factor.” In fact, that’s exactly how it was intended – as the more reserved, classic interpretation of the early modern aviator’s watch first designed for Alberto Santos-Dumont in 1904. But then we saw the press images for a new line of perfect replica Cartier Santos Dumont models, some limited and some not, that up the ante and make the more conservative timepiece a bit more unbuttoned.
Seated in the Cartier booth (which wasn’t so much a booth as it was an entire boutique inside a convention center) we were presented with this year’s newest novelties, and let’s just say a certain AAA fake Cartier Santos Dumont caught my eye. That’s not to say that the other newness from the brand with the red box didn’t excite, but sometimes there’s a watch that cuts through the noise. This is that watch.
This 43.5mm x 31.4mm darling of a timepiece is effectively the same Cartier Santos replica for sale uk we know and love but with just enough fresh character by way of some material updates that make it sing.
We covered, in our introductory post, that the watch, cased in rose gold, features a beige lacquer bezel that matches the beige dial. What we – nay, I – couldn’t have known at that time was just how insanely interesting that would look in real life. While the color is called “beige” by the brand, I would almost describe it as aged ivory – or a coffee with entirely too much cream.
It gives the super clone watch uk a certain classic, almost antiquey, feel without the need to use faux-aging techniques. This Santos Dumont would be as at home in the early 1900s as it is today. But this is not to say that it looks old. In fact, the sheen of the lacquer on both the dial and the bezel gives it a specific, modern sportiness that we typically only see on the traditional Cartier Santos replica watches online. But it’s not an aggressive look.
In fact, the cheap fake Cartier UK is counterbalanced by the thin, square case design and the slightly dressier green alligator strap. I happened to be wearing a blue blazer and turtleneck combo when I handled the watch (there was no reason I needed to share that detail with you), and despite the fact that it, too, is as toney as the earth itself – it protuberated with great proficiency.
The light beige means the watch shines against darker colors and really makes itself known in bright light. That’s because the dial, with its concentric square pattern, serves as a hidden detail that’s muted in low light and epic in high light.
What fascinated me most about this particular high quality fake Cartier Santos Dumont is how much the lacquer bezel hides the rose gold case below. Generally, when Cartier uses a precious metal they want you to know that it’s precious metal. In this case, looking at the watch head-on, you might think you’re dealing with an entirely lacquered proposition. You would be wrong of course, because a quick examination of the sides and back of the case reveals a sumptuous rose gold with enough heft to remind you this is a quality piece of horological manufacturing.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t a movement worth talking about. The Swiss made replica Cartier Santos Dumont houses Cartier’s manual winding, manufacture 430 MC with 38 hours of power reserve. You can’t see it because it lives behind a closed caseback (in classic Cartier fashion) which is signed “Santos Dumont” in a handwritten script. It’s important to note that this particular variation is limited to 200 pieces and priced at a reasonable €12,000.
Overall, I find the combination of beige case color and green strap color to be an absolute winning combination. It sounds very specific, but I believe it to be extremely versatile. It’s a chameleon-like combo that you won’t find anywhere else. After the excitement of the Swiss movement fake Cartier Must watches last year, I never expected to be wowed in this way by a top fake Cartier Santos Dumont and I’ve never been happier to have been so wrong.