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Cartier's classic Santos watches get a tasteful revamp and we're here for it

As they say: old is gold, but new is platinum. So even icons like the Santos de Cartier need a re-fashioning once in awhile. The unchanging timelessness of the watches now sport contemporary elements
 

Photos: Cartier and 123rf

 

At the recent Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, three of Cartier's Santos models – the Dumont, Chronograph and Skeleton – were refreshed and updated. We highlight two of them.

 

Santos Dumont

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Designed to resemble the original 1904 model, the 2019 version boasts a new quartz movement and battery for twice the energy efficiency – it lasts six years instead of three. In gold; steel; or gold and steel, and paired with an alligator strap.

 

Santos de Cartier Chronograph

Photo: Monochrome

 

Generally, chronos have up to three buttons – one to start, one to stop and one to reset – for the elapsed functions. To keep the Santos de Cartier's lines clean and elegant, two of the three functions are operated with one button – at 9 o'clock – while the reset button is integrated into the crown. Its folding buckle is also lighter, and like all Santos de Cartier models now, it has straps that can be easily changed. Comes in three variations: pink gold; yellow gold and steel; and steel with ADLC coating.

 

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