Cartier Santos 100 Luxury Watch Review

Not too long ago, we covered the release of the Cartier Santos 100 Carbon and the Ballon Bleu De Cartier Carbon watches. Our interest was piqued by the idea that Cartier wanted to release these staples in ADLC, and now we have had a chance to spend some time with the Santos 100 Carbon. The result? Really, what you would expect. A classy, sleek, yet sportier alternative to the average Cartier Replica Watches that usually comes to mind. All in all, I am happy to see Cartier release pieces like this, so let’s take a moment for a refresher.

Cartier originally released the Santos 100 in a black carbon finish in 2009. This variant was offered for a total of three years before vanishing into relative obscurity. It seemed as though its day had come and gone, relinquishing the blacked-out effort to the more common, stainless steel models. But, just this year, Cartier Replica made the announcement that it would be releasing it again, albeit with an in-house movement and a redesigned bezel.The previous model featured a brushed titanium bezel, while this go-round brings everything together with a stainless steel bezel and the entire case in ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon). There are plenty of attributes that ADLC holds over a PVD coating, none of which are so loudly advertised as increased scratch resistance. Either way, this isn’t your average Cartier, and in this case, that is a very good thing.
The Cartier Santos 100 Replica Watches is available in the larger Santos case, so it will measure 51.1mm x 41.3mm. I don’t think it’s a crazy stretch to assume someone looking for the blacked-out version would probably prefer the larger size. All the usual Cartier accoutrements are on board, including the faceted blue synthetic spinel that tops the crown. Underneath the sapphire crystal, however, a black dial has replaced the usually resplendent white and thus the piece continues its darker, nuanced undertones to bring the whole package together. Bold white Roman numerals fill the edges, and in case you were wondering, yes, even the screws on the bezel are ADLC coated as well.As I mentioned, one of the other changes Cartier made to this release was to include an in-house movement, which in this case is the 1847MC. This is a welcome upgrade, as the 2009 model that was driven by an ETA 2892 which Cartier modified and dubbed the Cartier Calibre 049.Cheap Cartier Santos 100 Replica had been criticized for not integrating their own in-house movements into more collections, so it was a natural progression for the Santos 100 to receive the 1847MC. Beating at 4Hz, the movement offers a 42-hour power reserve and illustrates Cartier’s increased commitment to include their manufacture movement.

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So how does it all look? Pretty slick, in my opinion, but it’s obvious that some haters are going to have their gripes. One of the aspects I usually love about Cartier is the clean, white, legible dial. Taking a darker turn here does nothing to offset that legibility, and the Fake Cartier maintains that classic Cartier vibe. While it’s a bit of an easy attempt at targeting a younger audience while playing nice with longtime fans of this style, I’ve got to say it works.

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While this isn’t your ordinary Cartier, it does need to be stated that the act of doing a watch in ADLC or a similar material will reach a saturation point, if it already hasn’t. That being said, it does represent a breath of fresh air into the collection that can still come off as swanky and allow you to enjoy that special design of the Cartier Santos 100. This piece could work for either someone who is just getting into the brand or especially for die-hard Cartier fanatics that want something unique for their collections and are open to a little change every now and then.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Replica Watch

You’ve just gotta hand it to Breitling. Sometimes awesome, sometimes baffling, but never lacking confidence, it’s clear that the independent brand is comfortable sticking to its guns by delivering watches big on personality – like the new Breitling Avenger Hurricane. An unapologetic beast of a watch that comes on the heels of the release of the Breitling Avenger Bandit, the Hurricane encapsulates every macho superlative that’s ever described the brand in a singular design hewn from an all-new proprietary ultralight polymer called “Breitlight.”

Eagle-eyed Breitling fans might recognize a few familiarities between the Breitling Avenger Hurricane and 2014’s Super Avenger Military Limited – especially given the watch’s 3-6-9 chronograph layout and unique military-style 24-hour display. However, the Cheap Breitling Replica Avenger Hurricane’s most dramatic differences lie in its significantly larger case – a 50mm roundhouse kick to your ulna that, while unashamed of its steroid use, is actually lighter than the Super Avenger Military that inspired it. These extraordinary weight savings come from the Breitlight case – a material Breitling was quick to point out is not carbon fiber, but rather a completely new, and Breitling Replica Watches exclusive case material utilizing a lightweight high-tech polymer that’s been charged with composite fibers for strength and rigidity. It’s over three times lighter than titanium and nearly six times lighter than steel, and while its lightness relative to carbon fiber would have to be largely speculative at this point, it’s probably safe to assume that a forged carbon watch of similar proportions would also be of similar heft.

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But the weight savings aren’t the only advantage to Breitlight. The subtly textured composite is also naturally anti-magnetic, hypoallergenic, and is largely impervious to corrosion or scratches – lending a semi-permanent degree of protection unmatched by even DLC, making it a perfect long-term match for Cheap Breitling Replica signature military design aesthetic.

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Beneath all that not-carbon-fiber beats the Breitling B12 – an in-house automatic chronograph movement characterized by 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers, and backed by a generous 70-hour power reserve. The B12 has a great deal in common with Breitling’s B01 caliber, but has a military-style 24-hour display instead of the standard 12, which is undeniably cool. It’s worth pointing out that there are very few brands producing watches with 24-hour movements, and even fewer actually producing those movements in-house, a fact that puts the B12 in some pretty rare airspace. And like the rest of Breitling’s in-house calibers, the COSC-certified B12 hums along at a familiar 28,800 vph — or 4Hz, which Breitling Avenger Replica Watches has deemed the optimal frequency for ensuring long-term stability and reliability for its chronograph movements.

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Sitting alongside the rest of its “tacticool” Avenger cousins, it’s clear the Breitling Avenger Hurricane is targeted squarely at the helm of a multi-disciplinary fleet of military-type watches with land, sea, and air competency. Starting with 100 meters of water resistance, all the other Avenger design signatures are here; like the stenciled arabic dial, aggressively knurled screw-down crown, and a uni-directional diver-type Breitlight bezel with Breitling’s grippy rider tabs for easy manipulation with gloves. The watch is finished with a woven textile strap stitched atop a contrasting yellow rubber core, which neatly matches the yellow accents on the dial.

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