28 Dec 2011

Cartier Santos W2020009 Men’s Watch Review

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Written by: Phuc (Jen) Huynh

Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier and has since maintained an ionic legacy of serving the finest royalties and celebrities, earning the epithet of “Jeweler to Kings, Kings of Jeweler” from one of the Princes of Wales. The Cartier Santos W2020009 hails from a historical line of the first practical wristwatch that Louis Cartier designed for the always “impeccably tailored” Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian-born aviator and highly acclaimed celebrity who was the first to fly an airplane in Europe in the early 1900s. This model is created in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Santos de Cartier watch. Made from the finest steel, 18K pink gold bezel, 18K pink gold octagonal crown set with a faceted black synthetic spinel, sapphire crystal, black dial, Roman numerals, steel pinkish rhodimuized sword-shaped hands with phosphorescent coating, fabric strap, 18K pink gold triple positioned buckle, mechanical movement with automatic winding Cartier caliber Cartier 049, and water resistant up to 100meters (330 feet), and steel and case coated with ADLC. This is functional beauty with artistic precision wristwatch for the man that exhibits bold masculinity, sexiness, and professionalism.

A masterpiece is defined by how the craftsman caters to details. The contrast of the 18K pink gold against the black synthetic spinel exudes a daringness to be bold and edgy for the charismatic and beguiling man with an impeccable sense of style. The black synthetic screws on the face of the watch make an audacious statement that function, precision, and flawless craftsmanship can impose on the realm of artistic creation. The fabric strap further attenuates the bold and edginess while maintaining sophistication and classiness. This is a practical wristwatch for the man who strives on perfect execution, efficiency, with a suaveness to bring it all together.

The Santos W2020009 will complement a man in his business suit, rolled up shirt, blazer, or leather jacket. It is unapologetically masculine and should be worn to business meetings, interviews, presentations as well as a night out with the boys, to the bars, clubs, or on a promising first-date. This practical wristwatch will impress anywhere, anytime, and anyone.

The Santos 100 Carbon Watch, Large Model is currently offered at $10,400 (excluding sales tax) on the Cartier website. There are similar creations you can choose from depending on how big or small you prefer your watch face or the kind of movement you want—you can’t go wrong with a Cartier watch nonetheless and should do a lot of research and put a lot of thought into the kind of style and image you want to portray and impose on the times of today and tomorrow. The uniqueness of this watch lies in its appreciation of the Cartier’s history and the foundation on which the Cartier’s ionic legacy was built on. It is a modern interpretation on the classic practical wristwatch made for the man who strives on soaring to newer heights in life and doing it with an immaculate sense of style and boldness.

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