Cartier has really stepped up its watch game over the past few years (SIHH 2009, SIHH 2010), and this year’s collection keeps with the trend (SIHH 2011). I really like this new 2011 piece — the Santos Dumont “Carbon Skeleton”, featuring a skeletonized, black DLC-coated titanium case. No word yet on production numbers or price.
Cartier Santos Dumont Black Titanium (Ref W2020052)
39mm x 47mm DLC-coated titanium case, titanium crown set with faceted black synthetic gemstone, hours and minutes with skeletonized bridges in the form of Roman numerals, comes on alligator strap with DLC-coated white gold deployant buckle
movement is the manual-wind Cartier Caliber 9612 MC (~72 hours power reserve)