In 2018, Cartier unveiled its most influential collection inspired by the partnership between the famous Brazilian engineer Alberto Santos-Dumont and the brand. The Santos de Cartier Collection offers a vast variety of designs to choose from- a two-tone steel and gold set, rose-gold set, and steel set. Each case measures in at 39.8 mm with a 9 mm thickness, which creates an ultimate design for an ideal dress watch. There are two variations to the Santos de Cartier. The first is a more traditional variation that utilizes Cartier’s 1847-MC caliber, while the second is more skeletonized, and utilizes Cartier’s 9611-MC caliber. All watches are water-resistant to 100 meters and feature sapphire crystals on the side.
The most important and innovative feature of this new collection is the strap and bracelet options, with the “QuickSwitch” and “SmartLink” technology. The “QuickSwitch” system enables the wearer to quickly replace and remove each bracelet and strap by simply pressing a hidden button. While the “SmartLink” system allows for a wearer to adjust the size of the bracelet without using any tools. Overall, the new updated technology that Cartier uses in their Santos de Cartier Collection brings more modern and innovative touch to their old-fashioned watch design.