What’s up with Cartier and the skeleton treatment that they have been giving most of their watches lately! Forgive us if we got on the wrong note, for we are actually wondering in admiration. Buzz is that SIHH 2009 this month will witness the launch of a limited edition Santos 100 Squelette watch that is based on the new signature Santos XL case size.
This watch has big 46.5 mm X 55 mm classic square ‘tank’ case that will be holding a finley carved Catier individually numered manually-wound caliber 9611 MC movement. Plus it promises to sit ‘bold and handsome’ on your hand for 72 hours without a power recharge. Then there are the sapphire crystals both on he front and backside of the watch which let you see the watch operations in their full glory. It’s impressive to realise how Cartier has shaved off much metal from this watch to delight us all with the watch mechanism.
Also, you will notice how the face of the watch has been carved into the movement. And the hours have been marked in Roman numerals. Santos 100 Squelette is belived to have been made from palladium with blued steel hands to complete the classy look.