For 2020, Cartier has been expanding the still-fresh and exceptionally pleasing Santos collection with new flavors. Though the Santos Chronograph is getting a lot of attention given its additional mechanical complexity, this”stealthy” black variation of the three-hand Santos de Cartier Replica “Big Model” is a fashionable stunner. There aren’t that many Cartier watches you’ll be able to wear with a black leather biker’s jacket — and yet here we are with this beautiful bit in DLC-coated steel.
Mind you, this Cartier Santos reference WSSA0039 is not the first time the Santos was given the black treatment. Nowadays,”carbon” from the title of the watch would likely mean that the case is made of carbon. Instead, carbon was used as a reference to the coat Cartier uses over the steel, which is a sort of DLC (diamond-like carbon) called aDLC. This 2020 black Santos includes a 39.8mm-wide square instance that’s 9.38mm-thick and water-resistant to 100 meters.
Of course, this isn’t an”all-black” watch from the sense that the dial elements are also black. Calibre De Cartier Stylish Chronographs has the good sense to ensure that the Santos WSSA0039 is also legible with the watch hands and Roman numeral hour markers adorned with white luminant. Contrary to the sporty red seconds hand over the previous creation Santos 100 Carbon, the monochromatic personality of this black Santos is a bit more hip and modern with today’s standards. Offering the watch a little this ol’ Cartier pizazz, the case and rubber band screws are in polished steel. The effect is to have them grab the light somewhat, which brings the eyes much better to the watch. Therefore, you have the look of a stealth watch, even though that Santos very much calls attention to itself. At the crown is a black-colored spinel cabochon.