The perfect highlights
But that’s not the case at all. On the contrary, it adds another layer to the already quite brilliant design of the perfect fake Cartier Santos UK. Mainly because the lacquer doesn’t cover the sharp bevels of the Santos case, it perfectly highlights that very unique and very attractive design. The glossy black dial is engraved with squares that create a three-dimensional effect. And on top, you’ll find the characteristic applied Roman numerals. The sword hands perfectly match those numerals, and it’s all surrounded by a printed railroad minute track.
I’m usually not a fan of blacked-out copy watch cases, but I enjoyed this one very much. It almost looks like a pop-art version of the Santos-Dumont. And there’s still enough contrast to be enjoyed with those stainless steel bevels shining through. I’ve also repeatedly mentioned that a Swiss made replica Cartier dial should be silver with black numerals. But again, I think this inverted dial works so well with that two-tone case. The same goes for that shiny black alligator strap. It wouldn’t be my choice on almost any other watch. But on this black lacquer 1:1 copy Cartier Santos-Dumont it just sings.
Simple and smooth
I also like that there’s no folding clasp but just a simple pin buckle on that alligator strap. Folding clasps can be very user-friendly, but they can also be a bit finicky. Especially the aaa quality fake Cartier UK ones that require you to fully fold the strap aren’t the easiest to adjust. Besides, that pin buckle looks distinctive and allows you to quickly adjust the strap in a pinch.
The 430MC hand-wound movement inside winds very smoothly. It’s based on an ultra-thin movement from Piaget, which runs at 21.600vph and offers a power reserve of around 38 hours. It does what it needs to do, and what I really enjoy about it is that there’s no running seconds hand and no date window to be found. Those are two things that my own high quality copy Cartier Santos Galbée does have and which I think it could very well do without. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still delighted every time I put that watch on my wrist.
On the wrist
But I’m sure I’d feel the same way with the black lacquer Cartier Santos-Dumont replica for sale. As I said, it’s not the biggest watch. In fact, it’s just a tad smaller than my own Santos. That means I still think it wears pretty similarly to a 35-36mm round equivalent. It’s more dressy than a non-lacquer stainless steel Cartier Santos super clone online uk. But with the brushed sides and those sharp corners, it can still handle many different kinds of situations. In addition, its thin profile makes it feel at home on any wrist, and indeed on mine.
I’ve always been looking at that gray-dialed limited edition top copy Cartier Santos, reference number 2319. But now that I’ve seen this black lacquer version in person, I think it has surpassed that version on my list. This one is totally distinct from my Santos and feels like a different watch altogether while still remaining recognizable as a Swiss movement replica Cartier Santos. Anyway, I’ll be trying to get this one out of my head soon because it was a very positive surprise that I hadn’t factored into this year’s watch budget.