Around 2016 there was some tumult in the public media and even questions popped up at my Instagram account, why the Santos Galbée had disappeared, from the official Cartier websites. For the very first time since its introduction in 1978. The watch became sold out at the Boutiques and was not produced anymore. A fact that not every one understood, since this was one of Cartier’s most famous watches, a legend and the pilar of the Cartier collection.This was however the moment of silence; the period that the Cartier team needed, to transfer their legend masterpiece, that has been in the market in so many varieties, into an updated version, that will probably have a Manufacture caliber and stay with us the next 40 years to come. Because legends never really die at ‘La Maison’!
Exactly forty years after the introduction of the famous Santos, Cartier will celebrate this event with the presentation of their new Santos, at the SIHH in Geneva, that will now be called SANTOS de Cartier.
Click to read the full Santos article that I did for REVOLUTION!