With the introduction of the new Santos de Cartier, in 2018, it was to be expected that the collection would soon be expanded beyond the time-only and skeleton versions it was launched in. It is not surprising that Cartier picked for this a chronograph first, as this is still one of the most popular complications. However, the way that they went about to integrate this in Santos is surprising!
One of the first things you notice about the Santos de Cartier Chronograph is its perfect symmetry. It has a tri-compax dial, with the date window at the base of the running seconds subdial at six o’clock. As a result, there is also symmetry in function, as the right subdial at three o’clock indicates the minutes, while the one at nine o’clock tells the hours that the chronograph has been running. Read the entire article on Haute Time