09 Jun 2010

Cartier Santos 100 W20073X8 Men’s Watch: A Whole Lot Of Timepiece

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Here’s a watch that’s not afraid to be a WATCH. It’s a big hunk of a watch, in fact, and it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. It’s in a big hunk of steel, too, with eight screws on its face that give it a bit of a heavy duty industrial feel. The Cartier Santos 100 W20073X8 men’s watch has no date, no sub-dials, no stopwatch, no extra time zone, no diamonds, no pretense — just a whole lot of Cartier watch.

The Santos 100 W20073X8 men’s watch has a square, stainless steel case with a silvered opaline dial, protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal window. Set in its stainless steel crown is a blue faceted synthetic spinel. Its black oxidized steel hands, which are sword shaped and luminescent, point to the Cartier eschewed Roman numerals. The movement is Cartier caliber 049 automatic winding mechanical and the watch is water resistant up to 100 meters. The case is 51 millimeters long by 41 mm wide and 10 mm thick. The strap is black alligator skin.

The Santos 100 W20073X8 men’s watch retails for $5,825 and is available on the Cartier website and at Cartier boutique stores. When purchased through Cartier, it can be personalized with a complementary engraving.

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