My Cartier Santos Galbée XL Replica is one of my favorite watches. I think a Cartier watch should always be a little smaller than average with a white/silver dial and black Roman numerals. My Galbée XL is precisely that. On the other hand, the current large Cartier Santos in green or blue is all but that.
The story of the all-steel Cartier Santos with its magnificent bracelet started about 45 years ago. That’s when Cartier introduced the modern re-interpretation of the original AAA Santos Dumont Replica.It now has that divisive polished bezel that flows into the brushed bracelet instead of being square like before.Heck, the current Santos might even be the most popular Santos to date. So let’s see if the large Cartier Santos models in green and blue can convince me.
Tinted and colorful gradient dials
I remember seeing the Santos’s green and blue dials at Cartier Replica Watches Swiss Movement for the first time this year. As I’m already quite familiar with the current Santos case, I was immediately drawn to those colored dials.You need quite a powerful light source to make the colors pop. I even struggled to recognize the colors in the pictures I took during the press presentation. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing, though.
They start lighter in the middle of the dial and deepen towards the edges, so it’s obvious that the darker look is what the Fake Cartier Watches Sale designers were going for.And that’s the same impression I get from the dial colors on these Santos models. So yes, it’s a nice effect, but if you’re looking for an in-your-face blue or green dial on your Santos, these won’t be that.
Can you spot the color?
Sometimes, it even almost looks like these new dials are entirely black. And that’s when it seems like an inverted version of the classic white Cartier Replica Watches Lowest Prices dials with black Roman numerals. At times, it reminded me of the 2002 limited-edition Santos Galbée with a gray sunburst dial and white numerals. I’m a big fan of that design, and I prefer it over these blue and green dials. That said, I enjoy these colored dials a lot more than I expected.
Yes, it’s large, but…
Now, let’s talk about that large size. I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it; a square watch is hard to judge on its measurements alone. My Santos Galbée XL is 32mm wide. In theory, that makes it smaller than the Cheapest Cartier Replica Watches current medium size, which is 35mm wide. And yes, there’s a noticeable difference in dial size. However, the current Santos has shorter lugs compared to the older generations. The current medium model measures just under 42mm from lug to lug, whereas my XL is 45.5mm long. So in practice, both watches wear pretty similarly on my 17cm wrist.
The large Santos lives up to its name. It’s almost 40mm wide, so it’s much bigger than the medium size. But again, the lug-to-lug distance of 47.5mm isn’t the longest in the world. So this Santos Replica Watches Discount Forum looks like a big watch on my wrist, but it still curves nicely around it. There’s no overhang from these lugs whatsoever.Again, that’s because of the short lugs and because the large Santos is still well under 10mm thick. What also helps is the dark dial, which always makes a watch look smaller compared to a lighter-colored dial.
A nice surprise
In conclusion, the large Cartier Santos models with the green and blue dials positively surprised me. The colors are not audacious and daring as the brand mentions in its press release. But that’s good because Cartier matched the colors perfectly with the Santos’s classy and sporty style. The date at six is something I could live without, but it’s not as disturbing as the date at four-thirty on my Galbée XL.
I still prefer my more classically styled Cartier Santos Galbée XL Replica, and I’d go for the current medium size if I had to choose a new one. But I enjoyed the colorful dials much more than I thought I would. Cartier’s designers tried to do something new for the Santos with these colors, and they executed it perfectly. It shows me that I should avoid always choosing classic designs and perhaps choose a more daring option in the future.