Santos de Cartier “Legendary Thrill” Display in Singapore

Held at the Cartier boutique at Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City Shopping Centre in Singapore, the Santos de Cartier exhibition sees the iconic timepiece takes center stage at the “Legendary Thrill” display.

Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Santos de Cartier Legendary Thrill Display in Singapore 1

Proudly positioned as the first modern wristwatch back in 1904, the Santos gets the design and functional updates that sees it set the benchmark once again. Read more here.

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Santos de Cartier Legendary Thrill Display in Singapore 1

The Brand focused on comfort and intelligent proportions in the updating of the Santos while maintaining consistency and respect for its established aesthetic.

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Santos de Cartier Legendary Thrill Display in Singapore 2

See also: The Boucheron Peacock Ring That Impressed Jewellery Addicts

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore bl private collection 750

The square “tonneau” shape remains unchanged, echoing the refinement and symmetry of Parisian geometry of the era, as extolled in the four angular corners of the Eiffel Tower. The eight screws on the bezel remain, functional yet also a miniature tribute to the proliferation of mechanical steel structures associated with a golden age of urban architecture.

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Santos de Cartier Legendary Thrill Display in Singapore 4

The design of the bezel has been updated, with sleeker lines accentuating the stylistic dynamic of the watch, whilst providing a better ergonomic fit around the wrist.

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Santos de Cartier Legendary Thrill Display in Singapore 3

The strap has always been a key defining DNA for the Santos, having been proudly positioned as the first modern wristwatch when Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont asked Louis-François Cartier to create a timepiece able to be worn on the wrist, and not kept in a pocket, for his flights.

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Santos de Cartier Legendary Thrill Display in Singapore 5

Now it has been updated with a quick interchangeable feature, the QuickSwitch system, patent pending, hidden underneath. Available in steel, gold, calfskin or alligator skin, the mechanism in the strap seamlessly blends into the structure of the case.

With these design and functional updates, the brand once again sets the benchmark for these modern times.

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore Santos de Cartier Legendary Thrill Display in Singapore 2

See also: The Boucheron Peacock Ring That Impressed Jewellery Addicts

Cartier Santos de Cartier "Legendary Thrill" Display in Singapore bl limited edition 750

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.