With its new dimensions, the AAA perfect replica Santos-Dumont is larger than Collection Privée Cartier Paris version.
And another huge difference – one that I like a lot – is the typeface of the numerals. Of course they are Roman, but now thinner and more stretched than we are used to, which gives the watch a highly vintage look more closely resembling the version from 1916.
Another new and important detail is the crown. Previous models had a relatively small crown, which made it sometimes hard to wind the watch and set the time. Swiss made fake Cartier chose a larger crown for this new model that again reminds me of early versions. These details make this new Santos-Dumont a real homage to the historical model.
Bigger and wider, a better grip is the result. Pulling the crown out and adjusting the hands is very comfortable, although that doesn’t need to be done much anymore thanks to the quartz caliber now powering the time display.
The biggest surprise, though, is the case itself. The historical lines of the classic Santos-Dumont case are retained in a beautiful way, with the case back held by four screws fitting seamlessly into the slim steel case. Alberto Santos-Dumont’s signature is engraved on the back just underneath the brand name.
It often strikes me that in the watchmaking world Swiss made replica Cartier is much like a benevolent grandparent, watching the youngsters showing off, confident in the knowledge that they did it first and they did it right. So right, in fact, that some of their designs haven’t changed much in over a century and have been copied interminably.
The most venerable wristwatch design in Cartier’s catalogue is, of course, the AAA best fake Santos, still a mainstay of the contemporary collection after its 2018 fettling. The most audacious change to the model came in 1978, when it became the first Cartier watch to be made in – whisper it – stainless steel. All of the maison’s previous watches had been precious metal. Even this radical departure kept gold for the bezel and bracelet screws. The Santos Galbée was the first real design refresh, in 1987. And it was here that Cartier achieved perfection. The straight lines of the original became wrist-hugging curves, whether the crystal, the links or the case back (if you chose quartz, that is –but this was the 1980s so of course you did).
The late 1980s was when the mainstream woke up to luxury, in all its designer-branded, super-modelled glory. Thus when Oliver Stone wanted to portray wealth and power on the wrist of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, there was only one option. He had had him wear a Santos Galbée – in 18-carat gold because in 1987, more was more. The original bicolour configuration was subtle, sporty and, for the time, oh, so sophisticated.
The Santos’ centenary update in 2004 made it seem like a big watch, although the width of the Santos 100 XL time-only piece never actually went over 38mm. The most recent iteration comes in at a modest 35mm, but don’t be put off by the dimensions of the original Galbée. At 29mm, it might not sound big, but for a rectangular case it is ample and the seamless bracelet integration makes it wear larger than you’d think.
If you are looking to track down a Galbée, be choosy. They were produced for a long time in both quartz and automatic movements, so don’t accept a battered one. There are plenty around. Staining or discolouration of the dial, chips to the glass or stretch to the bracelet are all reasons to pass. You want one that has been babied, serviced and preferably with box and papers. Expect to pay a little over £2,000 to a dealer for an automatic and a little under that for a quartz.
With the 2018 Santos receiving rave reviews, why should you an older piece? Well, if the Santos still counts as a symbol of taste and refinement, what’s wrong with pretending that you have embodied these qualities for a long time – or, indeed, if you are young, that they run in the family?
Welcome back to Wrist Game or Crying Shame. This week we put on our fancy duds with a look at the best quality replica Cartier Tank Basculante 2390. But first…
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Visiting a Cartier boutique I often talk about my formative years in South Florida. And honestly, what is South Florida without a little copy Cartier? I guess it was sometime during the latter half of the ’90s when I wandered into the Cartier boutique at Boca Town Center with my Dad. My Mom was off with my sister somewhere and we decided to pop in and have a look. Now, if you’ve never been to a luxury fake Cartier, you’ll know that “popping in” is a bit of a joke. A stern security guard decides whether you are worthy of entry. That day, thankfully, we were. The watch we looked at happened to be the Tank Basculante. The Cartier Tank Basculante and the Reverso During this period, JLC was hitting it hard with their Reverso. After twenty years of cheesy quartz glamor, it seemed that the public was ready for mechanical watches and history. Much like the Reverso, Cartier decided to reissue its Tank Basculante. And similar to the JLC, this blue leather strap Cartier replica watch was available in quartz or mechanical. It was easy to pass this watch off as a bit of a JLC pretender because it folded into its case for protection. However, a deeper look tells us that this watch actually debuted back in the early ’30s. In addition to the ability to hide the dial, the watch could also act as a desk clock when it was mounted at an angle. In person, the whole case design is a bit of a beautiful marvel.
This best quality fake Cartier Privé Tank Asymétrique has combined the retro style with modern elegance perfectly. The special features make it more recognizable.
Movement: Cartier 1917 MC mechanical Water Resistance: 30m Diameter: 26.2mm Price: $26,400–$30,100
Despite the iconic status of its thin, rectangular case and elegant Roman numerals, a watch as familiar as the classic Cartier Tank replica with gold case can sometimes benefit from a twist.
Reviving an unusual model that debuted in 1936 (and has since seen several updates), the Cartier Tank Asymétrique copy with blue hands turns the watch’s formal rectangle into a rhomboid and rotates the dial elements by 30 degrees — resulting in a natural reading angle for the wearer. With Arabic numerals executed in a playful font, the Asymétrique has a unique appeal unlike that of any other dress watch.
“In fact, we do not only produce luxury jewellery. I would say, monsieur, that jewellery like ours is as capable of adorning a woman’s shoulders with a dazzling necklace as it is of filling her handbag with a powder compact, a mirror, a small comb and even business cards, all stamped with the same seal of originality and art,” says Louis Cartier in a press interview.
While the legendary house of Cartier needs no introduction, especially to savvy jewellery and perfect AAA fake watch collectors, its history in art de vivre by comparison is little-known but no less fascinating. From play to travel, tableware to the art of hospitality, the maison has, for over a century, been bringing style and savoir faire to enliven the everyday life.
After all, the art of fine jewellery is closely intertwined with the art of creating precious objects that accompany the upper crust during the turn of the century. From the very beginning, alongside its jewels, Cartier had crafted ornaments in silver, bronze, ivory, porcelain, as well as carved hard-stone objects for a clientele that included Empress Eugénie, the Prince of Wagram and the Count of Paris. “Since 1880, Cartier has been interested in everyday objects,” says Pierre Rainero, Director of Image, Style and Heritage at Cartier International.
The house’s passion for art de vivre deepened during the 1900 Universal Exhibition, when Louis and Pierre Cartier discovered the work of guilloché enamel by the Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. Inspired by his engraving technique and moiré (silk) enamel style, Louis Cartier developed his own enamel colour palette with contrasting hues of blue and mauve or blue and green to decorate frames, bells and powder cases.
During his travels through Russia in 1904, Pierre Cartier discovered artisans who carved small hard-stone animals that were hugely popular in the tzar’s empire. They began to supply Cartier with precious ornaments in agate, quartz, rhodolite, purpurin and obsidian that the house further interpreted with realism and enhanced with precious gemstones. From a winged procession of ibises, owls, cranes and lovebirds to pigs, bulldogs and mice, the maison inventory had counted 200 such creations in 1907.
Dedicating itself to developing more accessible accessories and objects during the post-war boom, Cartier created the S for Silver department entrusted to Jeanne Toussaint in 1925. Ordinary, functional objects were made precious and desirable – a gold pocket corkscrew, a finely decorated picnic set or an ingenious silver cocktail shaker which, when rotated, revealed recipes in its small window apertures.
These items contributed to the new art of luxury travel where form, function and ergonomics converged. Making it happen was an array of artisans, including porcelain makers, goldsmiths, leather crafters and crystal workers. During that era, Cartier objects covered every aspect of the art de vivre, from the luxurious detailing of tableware to reimagining games with a sophisticated eye.
“These practical, playful, joyful and elegant items were perfectly in tune with the celebratory spirit and chic portability of the Café Society in the 1930s. The materials used to create these precious wood, porcelain or enamel objects met the criteria of elegance and durability, with today’s collections continuing the Cartier tradition,” adds Rainero.
The maison’s spirit endures today through an elegant and beautifully curated selection of daily items. Says Arnaud Carrez, International Marketing and Communications Director of Cartier International, “Linked by their emblematic codes, like the panther or the Cartier box, they echo the House’s most iconic signature features. These stylish objects have that extra something to bring beauty into your life.”
There are four key collections centred around the theme of bringing joy to oneself and others: decoration, writing, childhood and games. The home décor range spans porcelain trays and vases to lacquered wood music boxes and jewellery cases that are inscribed with the panther, double C or ribbon motifs. The writing range, showcasing notebooks, Santos de Cartier pens and other stationery, is an attractive proposition to revive the lost art of penmanship.
The Games range flaunts a solitaire set made of corian and glass, and a box of whimsically decorated wooden blocks. The Baby range boasts animal-motif gifts in sterling silver, such as rabbit ear-shaped spoons and a rattle, as well as a cashmere blanket. In addition, Cartier’s festive offerings of snowglobes and Christmas tree ornaments are simply too exquisite for the lavish gifter to ignore.
The perfect fake Cartier Privé collection highlights the design of the Maison’s legendary watches. Since 2015, Cartier Privé has been releasing variations in limited and numbered series. Following the Crash watch, the Tank Cintrée and the Tonneau watch — the first models to be reinterpreted by the Cartier watchmaking design studio— it is the Tank Asymétrique’s turn to enter the exclusive circle of this connoisseurs’ club.
The Tank was Louis Cartier’s bright idea to give a watch the shape of a rectangle in 1917, at a time when timepieces were round. From 1917 to 1936, it saw multiple incarnations. When it appeared in 1936, the Tank Asymétrique watch —also known at the time as the Parallélogramme or Losange— marked a break with tradition: unlike any other watch, it questioned the established order of things.
Everything on the dial was shifted 30 degrees to the right. The rectangle of the original Tank became a diamond, with the 12 placed in the upper right-hand corner of the case and the 6 opposite. Instead of Roman numerals, Arabic numerals —and only the even digits— appeared, all separated by indexes. The torsion effect was such that a specific strap needed to be developed for the watch.
In addition, certain models saw the axis of symmetry in the center of the watch replaced by a special insert. This detail, which had nothing to do with aesthetics, was unique to the watch, making it highly rare today. With its two horizontal shafts connected by two oblique ones, and its numerals off-set by 30 degrees to the right, the presence of this new Tank Asymétrique on the wrist is striking.
In its refined volume, Cartier watchmakers have included the Manufacture 1917 MC movement, a noble movement due to the beauty of the manual winding gesture. Paired with a case measuring 47.15 mm* 26.2 mm*6.38 mm, the watch is available in pink gold with a grey dial and strap, in yellow gold with a champagne dial and brown strap, and in platinum with a silver-colored dial, ruby cabochon, and grey strap. On the dial, the Arabic numerals and their separating indexes have been completely redesigned. The made-to-measure straps are fitted with an ardillon buckle. Each of these three different models comes in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.
There’s a really sweet story that goes along with Markle’s best quality fake Cartier Tank. In the 2017 documentary The Diana Story, Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell says that the year she died, her sons William and Harry were allowed to choose pieces from her jewelry collection to keep.
Harry selected his late mother’s engagement ring, while Prince William chose this gold fake Cartier Tank Française. But when William was getting hitched to Kate Middleton in 2010, the brothers swapped jewelry so that William could propose with the ring. Harry held onto the Cartier Tank and gave it to Markle, who recently wore it during an appearance on the Teenager Therapy podcast.
Princess Diana was a loyal Tank wearer—something she shares with Markle. Even before her marriage to Harry, Markle was a fan of the iconic watch. “I’ve always coveted the Swiss movement copy Cartier French Tank watch,” she told Hello in 2015. “When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season—which, at the time, felt like such a milestone—I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version. I had it engraved on the back, ‘To M.M. From M.M.’ and I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”
As reported last week by WWD, fake Cartier North America has created a new position to head up the company’s diversity and inclusion effort. The person appointed to the role is Erica Lovett (pictured at the top of this article), who comes to Cartier from Condé Nast, where she was director of inclusion and diversity for the U.S. market. Her new title at Cartier North America is Head of Diversity and Inclusion.
“One of our top priorities at swiss movement replica Cartier North America is ensuring that we live up to our commitment of creating a workplace that is inclusive, diverse and reflective of our core values of respect, open-mindedness and generosity,” said Mercedes Abramo, President and CEO of Cartier North America. “We have a responsibility to ensure that the experiences, viewpoints and concerns of all employees are heard; that every employee feels like they belong; and that every employee has an equal opportunity to succeed, in every function and at every level.” “Erica’s appointment as Head of Diversity and Inclusion at best 1:1 fake Cartier North America is a critical step forward in our diversity and inclusion journey and toward tackling discrimination and racism in all forms. We must always push one another to do more and to be better – both within our own organization and in the communities in which we operate – and with Erica on board, I am confident we can accomplish this,” Abramo added.
“I am thrilled to be joining Cartier North America as its first Head of Diversity and Inclusion,” said Lovett. “The creation of this new position is a clear indication of the importance Cartier has placed on its commitment to building a more inclusive culture, and I look forward to working across the company to ensure we are living up to this promise. Mercedes has empowered me to advocate for real change within Cartier, and I am excited to bring my past experiences to this role and create meaningful, long-term transformations with a Maison whose heritage, mission and values are aligned in providing a welcoming and empowering experience to all.”
Though Cartier makes and sells a number of luxury Cartier replica watches– of course, including watches – the watch industry can sometimes seem like an old-boys club. Cartier North America’s move to facilitate the creation of a more inclusive culture is a welcome sign of progress for the industry and hopefully a sign of more things to come.
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