17 Jul 2010

Cartier Santos 100 W20121U2 Men’s Watch: The Industrial Side Of Cartier

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Industrial Timekeeping

If you favor the industrial and utilitarian over the subtle or outright glitzy, there may just be a Cartier watch for you. The Cartier Santos 100 W20121U2 men’s watch is a big square block of wrist-bound time keeping machinery with telltale Cartier accents and quality. The Santos 100 looks sturdy. It looks manly. In fact, it looks downright industrial.

This watch’s look begins with its wide black rubber bracelet and is anchored by its large, square block of a case. Taking the look further, the band is connected to the case by two visible steel screws on each side. Eight more steel screws affix the case. They stand out, too, as they’re over a black rubber strip that covers the stationary steel bezel. The crown is also steel, set with another piece of black rubber. The dial face, protected by scratch resistant sapphire, is white with black oxidized steel hands and the iconic Cartier eschewed Roman numeral hour markers. The Cartier Santos 100 W20121U2 men’s watch has the automatic winding Cartier caliber 049 mechanical movement and it is water resistant to 330 feet.

The Cartier Santos 100 W20121U2 men’s watch retails for $6,250 at the Cartier website and authorized boutique stores, coming with a limited two year manufacturer’s warranty.

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