Watch Porn Retrospective: Cartier Santos 100 Carbon

Posted on May 10, 2011

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Cartier Santos 100 Carbon automatic in steel on ADLC steel or Santos 100 Chronograph in Pink Gold bezel on ADLC steel

I was digging through my old files when I came upon a Cartier Press Release circa 2009 about the Cartier Santos 100 Carbon automatic and chronograph editions. This was way back before the stealth look was even in vogue. Available in steel polished bezel on steel ADLC matt black coating or in high contrast pink gold bezel on steel satined ADLC case, the Cartier Santos 100 Carbon automatic and chronograph watches to me define the minimalist classic elegance that I look for in big budget investments. The sheer simplicity of the Cartier Santos along with the contrasting clean modern lines with traditional roman numerals make the Santos a piece that I will forever dream of fondly. Till I get my hands on one, I shall be watching Ebay. Tech specs below the gallery.

SANTOS 100 CARBON – LARGE MODEL

  • Steel polished case coated with ADLC
  • Steel polished bezel, screws in steel coated with ADLC
  • Black dial
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
  • Black toile brossée strap
  • Water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft/3 bars.
  • 12 Roman numerals in rhodiumized brass
  • Steel rhodiumized sword-shaped hands with phosphorescent coating
  • Steel faceted crown set with a faceted black synthetic spinel  Security clasp in steel coated with ADLC
  • Mechanical movement with automatic winding Cartier calibre 076

credits: Photo 2000 © Cartier 2009

SANTOS 100 CARBON – CHRONOGRAPH

  • Satined titanium case coated with ADLC, back in steel coated with ADLC
  • Pink gold bezel, screws in steel coated with ADLC
  • Black dial
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
  • Black toile de voile bracelet
  • Water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft/3 bars.
  • 9 pink transferred Roman numerals
  • Brass/steel pinkish rhodiumized sword-shaped hands with phosphorescent coating
  • Titanium faceted crown set with a faceted black synthetic spinel
  • Push-buttons in pink gold
  • Security clasp in titanium, steel coated with ADLC and pink gold
  • Mechanical movement with automatic winding Cartier calibre 8630
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