05 Sep 2011

Cartier Santos Galbée Women’s Watch W20012C4 Review

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Image of the face of the Cartier Santos Galbée W20012C4

The face of the Cartier Santos Galbé W20012C4

Review by Kaitlin Young

The Cartier Santos Galbée W20012C4 is a timepiece that completes any elegant casual look. This is a two-toned timepiece that contrasts the strength of brushed stainless steel with the glamor of 18K gold. The 18K gold fixed bezel is set with a white, opaline dial that is adorned with blue metallic, sword shaped hands and Roman numeral hour markers, both of which are luminescent. The hour markers are lined with an inner ring of minute markers. The case of the watch is completed with the detail of an octagonal cabochon crown. The brushed, stainless steel link bracelet features the additional detail of 18K gold screws, while strikingly, the 18K gold bezel features stainless steel screws.

Additional features of the Cartier Santos Galbée W20012C4 include:
• Precise Cartier Swiss quartz movement—which runs on a battery and ensures this watch operates with a high level of precision and accuracy
• Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal window—to protect the dial and watch face
• Water resistance to 99 feet—ensures this watch still works even if it comes along for a swim
• Deployment clasp—helps this timepiece remain securely fastened

One of the things that makes this watch a true classic is its versatility. The pairing of the stainless steel with the 18K gold, means that this watch will pair beautifully with both white and yellow gold accessories. It’s also durable enough to withstand daily wear. That said, the 18K gold bezel does seem to scratch relatively easily, so while it’s easy to wear this watch every day, it’s best to be mindful of it while it’s on your wrist. It’s also a nice feature, that even if you don’t plan on wearing this timepiece every day, the Swiss Quartz movement will keep it running accurately without the additional need for a winding box. It’s also worth your while to keep in mind that this particular model is the smaller of two sizes. If you’re on the market for something larger, or perhaps a similar style that would be better suited for a man’s wrist, I would suggest looking at model number W20011C4.

In short, the Cartier Santos Galbée W20012C4 is a beautiful watch that’s durable enough to withstand the trials of day-to-day wear. This eye-catching two-toned timepiece is versatile enough to wear at almost any occasion, and is sure to pair elegantly with a wide variety of additional accessories.

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