The Perfect Replica Cartier Santos Dumont That Tells Time Backwards (You Read That Right)

It seems like a tradition at this point for luxury fake Cartier to release a bevy of Santos models just in time for Watches & Wonders. Two years ago it captured our collective hearts with the lacquer models – specifically the green and rose gold variation. It returned with updates to those models last year and again returns to that well this year. That’s one headline. The other is the announcement of a watch called the 1:1 replica Cartier Santos Dumont Rewind. A punchy name for sure with a vibrant red color and an absolutely undeniably fun mechanism (and display) for such a dressy watch. Let’s begin there.

What we have is, on the surface, a very recognizable 1:1 fake Cartier Santos Dumont format with the iconic case design, cabochon crown, Roman numeral markers, etc. And as we’ve been accustomed to with this line within the broader SD collection, a striking – dare we say elegant – dial.

In this case (and literally, I am about to refer to the case) we have a watch made from platinum, aka the heavy metal. The sheen of the platinum is complemented by the carnelian dial and matching ruby cabochon set into the crown. This cheap super clone Cartier features Apple hands that display the time in a way that just might make you double-take when you pay closer attention to the numerals.

Yes, look again, the Roman markers are inverted, effectively counting down from 11 to one on the dial clockwise. So if you look at the renders the aaa quality replica Cartier is reading 10:10, and only the hands are flipped. The movement itself follows suit as the manual-winding 230MC has an inverted mechanism and winds – well – backward.

Now you understand why this is called the Swiss movement copy Cartier Santos Dumont Rewind and the name is also paying tribute to the man, Alberto Santos Dumont, by suggesting that time can move backward to the days when the eponymous Dumont was still alive and flying. For me, this takes horological playfulness to a new level. Generally speaking, we see brands have fun with color and stop there. This utilizes the actual mechanics of a watch to show you that telling the time should be able to bring a smile to your face. These watches will be limited to 200 pieces only and are fitted to a color-matched red leather strap.

Of course, top quality replica Cartier is also still having fun with colors, which is the other headline: new iterations of the much-loved lacquer dials. Today we get three variants with an olive green lacquer, taupe grey lacquer, and peacock blue lacquer. Each watch features Arabic numeral dials that are color-matched to the lacquer finish on the bezel and case, plus matching cabochons and straps. The green lacquer is done in platinum, the grey in yellow gold, and the blue in rose gold. Each is powered by the caliber 430, is 30m water resistant, and will also be in limited editions of 200.

Perfect 1:1 Replica Cartier Santos Galbée XL For Sale

One watch that lives in a different realm from my own is the aaa quality fake Cartier Santos Galbée XL ref. 2823. It is my preferred version of an iconic, historic design. This is the exact reference that my colleague Daan rocks. Fascinatingly, he almost single-handedly popularized this Swiss made replica Cartier on Instagram. Some people now even refer to it as “the Daan watch.”

Although you might argue, as Daan did, that this is also a GADA watch, it wouldn’t serve that purpose for me. To me, it is a landmark design. I love the signature Swiss movement replica Cartier dial layout, one of the few on which I appreciate Roman numerals. The case and bracelet teleport me to early 20th-century Paris. I also love the size and stance on my 17cm wrist.

I came close to buying one in 2023. It was either the cheap super clone Cartier or the Panerai. It remains on my wish list for 2024. I am quite sure that I will purchase one at some point, and if not this year, then sometime soon after.