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Cartier Santos Gradient Blue Dial (Ref. WSSA0013)

The Cartier Santos Collection, which was introduced to the likes of watch enthusiasts with its renewed face last year, had a new model before the upcoming SIHH 2019. Designed in-line with the classic Santos DNA, the new model stands out with its gradient blue dial.

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Cartier's legendary model family, Santos, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Cartier, which has not neglected to crown this important occasion with a brand-new collection, introduced the new Santos Collection at the SIHH 2018 watch trade show. The famous brand once again highlighted the popular Santos Collection with releasing a new model just before the upcoming SIHH 2019.

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Being based on the Santos Large platform, the new model comes in a stainless-steel case measuring 39.8mm x 47.5mm x 9.08mm. Equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the front side and a solid stainless-steel case back at the rear side as well as two of Cartier’s practical inventions for easy bracelet/strap swap and adjustment – QuickSwitch and SmartLink, the case is water resistant to 100 meters / 10 bars.

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Dial is basically the only detail where the new model differs from the last year’s version. Finished in a beautiful deep blue, the dial is designed with a graduated tone that is a lighter in the center and darkens towards the edges. It features unusual Roman numerals with a reflective, mirrored finish that stand in contrast to the metallic blue. Additionally, the hour and minute hands are filled with Super-Luminova, unlike the blued steel hands on the silver dial version. Being based on the Santos Large platform, the dial features a date display window at 6 o’clock with a dark background date disk that nicely blends with the dial color.

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The new model is powered by the manufacture Caliber 1847 MC, which is the entry level automatic movement in the Cartier line-up. The movement beats at a frequency of 4Hz (28.800vph) and offers a 48-hour power reserve when fully wound.

Cartier Santos Gradient Blue Dial (Ref. WSSA0013) comes with a stainless-steel bracelet and a leather strap as well as other models using the same platform. The calf leather strap is finished in matching blue tone.

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The new model is priced exactly the same as the version with a silver dial at US$6850 (US list) and is now available at the boutiques.








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