The Noctambule …

Jul 28, 2022,08:29 AM

Cartier's 'Santos' skeleton watches are instantly recognisable by the Roman numerals integrated into the bridge and mainplate in this bold Cartier design. 

The case looks sleek with it’s diamond-like ADLC-coated stainless steel on the 'Noctambule', or night owl, version and the feature that really stands out is the vivid luminescent detailing. Cartier design team created a very different and modern take on the Santos design, whilst retaining the instantly recognisable Santos silhouette. 

The Swiss-made calibre 9612 MC hand-wound movement consists of 138 parts, including 20 jewels, and a 72-hour power reserve. 39.8mm case. 

If only Studio 54 was still open in New York, this would be the watch on my wrist tonight !

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love this design...

 By: keks : July 28th, 2022-08:37
even though this one is a little difficult to read at night as the hands and dial blend together... but that would not bother me the slightest...

Yes, I just love the design concept and …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2022-09:06
The Cartier name in lume is a cool touch.

Design I am a big fan of…

 By: keks : July 28th, 2022-09:23
Have one myself… without lume ...  

Very versatile and …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2022-09:29
Lots of different looks by playing with different strap colours and textures. Enjoy !

Yes have contemplated some varieties

 By: keks : July 28th, 2022-09:45
But find the original matte croc hard to beat… they have managed to make it near perfect with the case… so have considered ordering croc from them in another color at some point it will happen I reckon

The original matte croc …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2022-09:52
Is hard to beat. It also looks looks good on a black ballistic fabric strap or a vibrant colour croc strap for summer.


 By: Cookies : July 28th, 2022-10:03
Beautiful even without the lume.

Agreed !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2022-11:40


 By: keks : July 28th, 2022-14:03
It is a joy to wear

Anytime !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2022-14:38

Your ADLC version of the Santos-Dumont Skeleton is just stunning

 By: Geo : July 28th, 2022-11:10
and I like it actually much better than the Santos Noctembule, that, to me, looks like a Luna Parc at night. GEO


 By: keks : July 28th, 2022-14:04

Here is my white metal Santos-Dumont Skeleton

 By: Geo : July 29th, 2022-16:03
Pretty discrete for a skeleton model. GEO ...  

That one is a killer

 By: keks : July 29th, 2022-17:08
Would look amazing on a Cartier custom colored strap as well… but the original version is probably the best as it is… at least that is how I feel about mine

You are so right

 By: Geo : July 28th, 2022-11:11
If the hands were done in a different shade of Luminova, the problem would have sold.


 By: keks : July 28th, 2022-16:06
But I can appreciate the way it is… honestly lot of my favorite timepieces are not legibility concerned )

If only Studio 54 was still open in New York, this would be the watch on my wrist tonight !

 By: Uncle Chico : July 28th, 2022-15:20
And every other night! I never thought about wearing a lumed watch in a black light environment before. Thanks for the inspiration.

Perfect for …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2022-16:27
Throwing some shapes 🕺 ...  

Get down on it ! ….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2022-17:30
and Cherish the moment ! )

Titanium Plus DLC....very unCartier

 By: Hororgasm : July 29th, 2022-15:00
Celebrating my 9th anniversary with this watch.... Best, Horo ...  

I think it is über cool

 By: Geo : July 29th, 2022-15:58
The ADLC coating on the non-bezel case makes the watch so 'less is more'. GEO


 By: keks : July 29th, 2022-17:07
I finally joined you on one of these after contemplating for about half a decade


 By: Hororgasm : August 7th, 2022-15:55
Still my fav Cartier even after so many new hits from the maison Best, Horo


 By: keks : August 8th, 2022-19:10
It certainly is my fav from Cartier!!