Why are most UK replica watches round? Why not triangles? And for those few watches that aren’t round, why are they square? There are more than a handful in the realm of quadrangular fake watches, but we need only investigate the few with historic provenance, industry-shaking developments, and direct lines drawn from designs already present in time to gain the answers to these questions. These few are, of course, the Swiss fake Cartier Santos, Casio G-Shock Square, and Bell & Ross BR 03, all with many variations of their own to explore.
Replica Cartier Santos: A (Very) Short History
What led to the creation of the original luxury fake Cartier Santo-Dumont was a complaint. Brazilian aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont, explained to friend Louis Cartier sometime in 1904 the understandable incompatibilities of early plane flight with the handling of a pocket super clone watch. (Santos-Dumont occupies the same time in history as the Wright Brothers as an early airplane pilot.) Not long after, best quality replica Cartier presented Alberto with his namesake model: a small, squared watch with cabochon crown and leather strap. This has been widely claimed to be the first-ever purpose-made, mass-produced men’s copy wristwatch. If it is not that, it at least was definitely the first intended pilot’s watch. A much more detailed history of the origins and development of the perfect fake Cartier Santos can be found in this thorough article at Rescapement.com.
Whether or not it was the first men’s fake wristwatch is irrelevant, except for bragging rights. What is important is that Louis Cartier designed at the time from the ground up to be a wristwatch. As mentioned earlier, the largest influx of the still-new replica wristwatches for men UK in the early 1900s was the modified pocket copy watches of infantrymen of WWI. They, too, discovered the shortcomings of handling a pocket watch when you’re, uh, a little busy, but didn’t have the unique luxury of being friends with a watchmaker. Those Swiss made replica watches were round because the pocket watches they were made from were. But a wristwatch design with imagination as the only limitation has no reason to be.
All in the lines
And so what resulted was the simple, small square of the first Swiss movement fake Cartier Santos-Dumont. It was square in part because it was a continuation of the rectangular shape of the strap. This allowed it to be very small and svelte yet remain readable. It was square because it could be; no rotating bezels or conversion tables of perfect replica watches, still some 30 years away, really existed or were necessary. Those bezels and conversion tables of the dive super clone watches and chronographs of the past’s future, along with sluggish design inertia from the days of best quality replica watches UK, cemented the typical wristwatch shape as round, at least until the 1980s and rectangular digital screens threatened to obliterate circular mechanics forever.
A New Santos
Today, 1:1 fake Cartier’s Santos lives on, the product of 100 years of evolution and slow swaying to trends of the times. Top Swiss replica Reference WSA0016 is what I consider to be the quintessential modern offering of the cheap copy Santos de Cartier.
In a “medium” (35.1 mm × 41.9) two-toned case and matching bracelet, this iteration of the Swiss movement replica Cartier Santos is the continuation of a design progression many decades in the making. The two-tone element and crown guards are reminiscent of wholesale fake watches UK of the same ilk of 1980 while the precisely curved aspect of the square theme places it firmly in the present day. The size, while still small by present standards, is increased from its ancestor. It is, in essence, a modern square tool copy watch, rugged yet refined, as the original was in its own time.
Also in high quality copy Cartier’s catalog, the current “Santos-Dumont” most closely references in appearance the original super clone Cartier Santos-Dumont of the early 1900s. One might argue that this is the true continuation of the lineage to the modern day. I posit that it’s an anachronism, not at home in the 21st century except for its oftentimes quartz interior. (The luxury copy Cartier WSA0016 employs automatic caliber 1847 MC.) However, it is a beautiful watch, as is the original, and we may consider ourselves lucky to have the chance to interact with it beyond archival images or museum display cases, not that it is an exact replica.