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Since its introduction in 2018, the Santos de Cartier has been the best example of a sporty/luxury watch for the brand. With its interesting mix of traditional, dare I say emblematic design with casual elements and overall robustness, it has since been seen in various editions designed to add a touch of boldness to the collection. In addition to the classic steel models, but also versions with a gradient blue dial or a black-coated case, it now comes with a new blue-coated bezel and new dials, all featuring an unprecedented striped pattern. Meet the new blue Santos de Cartier for Watches and Wonders 2022.

While faithfulness and traditional elegance are to be found in the Santos-Dumont collection, the classic Santos de Cartier is a sporty, casual luxury watch with daily wear in mind. Hence the relative heft of the case, its modern dimensions and decent water-resistance make it a weekend-ready Cartier. With this in mind, it’s also a great vehicle for colour combinations, playing with the multiple elements of its case.

Santos de Cartier Large Model Blue PVD 2022

As part of the 2022 collection, Cartier is releasing new models with several evolutions besides just new dial colours. Based on the large model in stainless steel, meaning a watch that measures 39.8mm in width, 47.5mm in length and 9.37mm in height, the brand has added a new bezel. For the first time in this revamped collection, the Santos de Cartier has a patterned bezel with horizontal grooves and is coated in blue PVD for a striking contrast. The functional screws all around have been kept in uncoated steel.

Santos de Cartier Large Model Blue PVD 2022

New to these models too are the dials. Relying on the same concept as the bezel, it features a central area with horizontal grooves too. Gone are the classic blue hands, which have here been replaced by larger luminous hands. The Roman numerals seem to be applied and not painted (to be confirmed when we see the watches). The dial is available either in brushed dark blue to match the bezel or in brushed silver, matching the steel of the case. In both versions, the watch is entirely two-toned.

One of the greatest aspects of the Santos de Cartier, when it was revised in 2018, was the addition of the QuickSwitch system, allowing to change between the bracelet and the rubber strap without tools. The concept has been retained and these new models are delivered with both a steel bracelet with a folding clasp and a blue rubber strap that mimics the look of the bracelet.

The watch is still powered by the Calibre 1847 MC, an automatic movement first introduced on the 2015 Clé de Cartier and produced by the group’s ValFleurier manufacture. A classic, relatively simple yet reliable engine that beats at 4He and stores 42 hours of power reserve.

The new 2022 Blue PVD Santos de Cartier large models will be available in the coming weeks. The price is not confirmed yet but should be around EUR 7,500 to EUR 8,000. For more details, please visit cartier.com.

Technical specifications – Santos de Cartier (large model)

Case: 47.5mm x 39.8mm – 9.37mm height – stainless steel case, brushed and polished – bezel with striped pattern and blue PVD coating – crown set with a blue synthetic faceted spinel – sapphire crystal on the dial side – 100m water-resistant

Dial: blue or silver dial with striped pattern – applied Roman numerals, hands with luminous material

Movement: calibre 1847 MC, manufacture movement (ValFleurier) – automatic – 4Hz frequency – 42h power reserve – 23 jewels – hours, minutes, seconds, date

Bracelet: Interchangeable QuickSwitch steel bracelet and rubber strap, both included in the box

Reference: CRWSSA0047 silver dial

CRWSSA0048 blue dial

Price: to be confirmed – approx. EUR 7,500 / EUR 8,000

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