Cartier launches Santos skeleton at SIHH 2019
Building on the success of last year’s successful relaunch of the Santos range, Cartier added fresh new models to the aeronautical-themed collection.
Cartier is a deft hand when it comes to re-invigorating its heritage pieces, as proven by last year’s Santos refresh. That theme continued this year, with a new skeleton and chronograph models.
The new chronograph model comes in at a rather large 42-millimetres (for a Cartier timepiece, that is) with a square face that makes the stopwatch function easily recognizable. The new range – which is available in a range of precious metals and with bracelets or on a leather strap – employs the same in-house 1904-CH MC movement as the much-vaunted Calibre de Cartier Chronograph.
The Santos de Cartier Skeleton Noctambule (that’s ‘night owl’ to French-speakers) is a tribute to the night skies of Paris (of which the watch’s namesake Santos Dumont would have flown over back in the day).
This all-black model features Super-Luminova on its skeletonized movement bridges, as well as numbers, minute and hour hands. The skeleton design continues throughout the range, albeit without luminous enhancement.