Something new.

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-02:28

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.

That looks great — love the image of sipping cognac or scotch, by a fire, with that watch on the wrist.

 By: orahu : November 25th, 2021-02:51

Thank you. Also one to wear during the festive season. :)

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-09:52

Congrats, a stunning version! This week I was paying a couple of surprise visits to ADs and my girlfriend had a chance to try on a few Santos-Dumonts as well...I believe both are smaller versions than yours, and looked beautiful!

 By: FabR : November 25th, 2021-02:52

They do look good on her. Which was her choice?

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-09:54

Thank-You. They promised to try to get her (but I'd wear them too! ;-)) a couple of the new Must (green and blue dials)...fingers crossed because they don't come easily and we are not technically customers of this AD! We'll see :-)

 By: FabR : November 25th, 2021-14:29

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. There is a classy elegance about them which seems to be perfect for this time of year.

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-09:56

Very tasteful. The DS XL has some very nice variants indeed.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : November 25th, 2021-06:37

Thank you. I've not paid much attention to them until recently.

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

Well done. A model that oozes class!

 By: lm6 : November 25th, 2021-06:42

Thank you, I agree. :)

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

Superb shots of a very nice looking Cartier, my friend. Congrats!

 By: amanico : November 25th, 2021-06:52

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. 

Thank you Capt. As I get older my preference is for the simpler things. :)

 By: fernando : November 25th, 2021-10:00

Superb addition Fernando! What I like about it is that it very classy yet can be worn down with style as well!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 25th, 2021-11:06

Thank you. It works well with smart casual.

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


 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.

Thanks. I'm sure they will be very pleased when it arrives.

 By: fernando : November 26th, 2021-02:04

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

Congrats! The XL is a beautiful choice, be it in gold or in steel.

 By: Geo : November 28th, 2021-08:54

Thank you very much.

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