Something new.

Nov 25, 2021,02:28 AM

I’m back to Cartier after a very long hiatus. This was the model that caught my eye when I was accompanying a friend to the Cartier boutique recently. An elegant 2 hand Santos-Dumont XL, manual wind in RG. Comparing the different metals, this one stood out for me and even though I’m generally not a fan of coloured metals, I had no hesitation in choosing it over the others.

Being vertically challenged at 7.5mm is not such a bad thing for a watch that easily slips under the cuff or sleeve in the winter months. Perfect for those nights sitting beside the fireplace sipping your favourite scotch or cognac. The XL term is a bit of a misnomer here as it conforms well to the wrists of normal to even smaller dimensions. This is one Cartier that I’m happy to re-introduce myself back to the brand.

Thanks for looking.

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Good luck!

 By: fernando : November 26th, 2021-02:01


 By: FabR : November 26th, 2021-02:04

Beautiful watch

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 25th, 2021-03:26
I have been cruising the website looking at the tank cintree. Something so classy about cartier.

Thank you, I agree. :)

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-09:57

Thanks Nico!

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-09:58


 By: Steve E : November 25th, 2021-07:13
It's a beauty, and the lack of unessential text on the dial is refeshing.

Thanks very much.

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-09:59

Congratulations Fernando ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 25th, 2021-09:14
It’s a cool classic choice.


 By: TheMadDruid : November 25th, 2021-16:17

Thank you.

 By: fernando : November 26th, 2021-02:03

Very nice indeed. I bought a couple of these in 2019 for my brother-in-law and his partner. Owing to unforeseen circumstances they'll only get them next month

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : November 25th, 2021-16:22
Enjoy yours. You've made an EXCELLENT choice with that particular configuration of size and metal.

One word will

 By: Thomas_3 : November 26th, 2021-16:23
suffice for this one and that one word is: BEAUTIFUL!!

You are very kind, thanks. :)

 By: fernando : November 27th, 2021-08:02

Thank you very much.

 By: fernando : November 28th, 2021-10:51


 By: Stonec : November 28th, 2021-11:50
I have one myself, and winding the 430MC movement is like butter. Enjoy it in good health.

Huge congrats Fernando!

 By: Seeks : November 29th, 2021-08:21
Such elegance packed into a watch with such great history. Enjoy in great health !

So many gems from new and old Cartier

 By: Seeks : November 29th, 2021-09:14