Cartier is one of the few brands in the world, is considered to be jewelry and watch craftsmen. Its distinctive style and tradition are mainly due to the fact that it is now considered a well-known and exclusiveist brand. There are many popular and luxurious clocks in its portfolio, but Santos Cartier’s best-selling model for 100 years.
The first Cartier Santos was notorious for the 1904 Louis Cartier. The watch was a gift in return for his Brazilian pilot’s friend, Alberto Santos Dumont. Due to its overwhelming popularity, the 2004 brand launched the Santos 100 series, which is basically the classic Santos big picture. Line features many aesthetic changes Although the basic design remains the same – the square situation is slightly rounded, the dial has a unique Cartier Roman numerals and two-handed sword shape. The timer is elegant, luxurious and easy fashion – basically, all you like watch. Needless to say, countless replica manufacturers are constantly trying to clone the model, but not everyone can do better.
Comparing the imitation with the genuine is the best way to determine how accurate a fake watch is. Take for instance the pictures included in this article. One is of the authentic product and the other images present the clone’s most important parts. If you pay attention to the details you will start noticing a couple of irregularities.
Every comparison should start with the dial. This is the most complex part of the watch and on a replica it usually has the most flaws. In this case, the first thing that gives it away is the thickness of the Roman numerals, minutes indexes and the outline of the hands. On the fake watch, these are considerably thinner. Two other mistakes catch your immediate attention. The first one is the “Automatic” word that on the original watch is stamped above the 6 o’clock and on the imitation is completely absent. And the second one is the “Swiss Made” marking that is under the 6 o’clock. On the authentic Cartier it is more spaced apart while on the replica the two words are just too close one to each other.
The stainless steel bezel and case seem to be correctly replicated. The rectangular case is nicely brushed whereas the bezel is elegantly polished and decorated with the 8 signature screws. Getting back to the winding crown, this has the same crown guard, the hexagonal shape that is meant for a better grip and the iconic blue gem on its end part. On the caseback we notice the same care for authenticity. The solid back is made from stainless steel, is perfectly brushed and embossed with the Santos 100 name and the serial number.
Unfortunately, starp is not a good imitation. You do not need a trained eye to notice that the quality is not as good as a genuine Cartier Brown alligator strap. Fake a deep point of color, gloss, lines more apparent. Also, it has no white needles. One thing about belts is that the deployment buckle is very similar to the correct tag.
Cartier Santos 100 is the kind of look to whether it can continue to work fine and eternal style, has a long history of successful design changes, it is easy to wear, very luxurious.