Just as RJ ended with a respectful note towards the perfect replica Cartier Santos, I’ll also start my argument with a lot of respect for the Datejust. It has been in the Rolex catalog for so long now, and the brand has been able to modernize it while maintaining its original charm. Its Jubilee bracelet is a true classic and is indeed one of the best and most comfortable bracelets ever designed, especially with the concealed clasp. And even though I fully agree that the Rolex in-house 3135 movement is superior to the ETA movement inside my luxury fake Cartier Santos Galbée XL, I’d still like to argue that the mother of all modern wristwatches is the Santos, not the Datejust.
You might already know the story, so I won’t take up too much space here, but the UK 1:1 fake Cartier Santos Galbée XL was inspired by one of the first wristwatches ever made, the Cartier Santos-Dumont from 1904. It was designed for Louis Cartier’s friend, Alberto Santos Dumont, who was one of the first pilots around. He wanted to be able to tell the time while flying without having to remove his hands from the controls, and thus, one of the first wristwatches ever was born. Over the years there have been many different iterations of the AAA replica Cartier Santos, but the one on this bracelet with its square bezel is my favorite.
The mother of all modern wristwatches was square!
This bracelet might not be as articulated as the Rolex Jubilee, but it’s still one of the most comfortable bracelets in my collection. And speaking of a concealed clasp, there isn’t even a logo interrupting its design at any point. When people try my cheap fake Cartier Santos UK on, they even have to ask how and where to open the bracelet. Now that’s what I call concealed! And its curved links perfectly match the curved design of the square case. In combination with the characteristic Roman numerals on the dial, I truly feel that this is an iconic design.
In fact, I expected it to be so iconic that I’d want to save it for special occasions. I honestly didn’t think I would want to wear this Swiss made replica Cartier on any given day, but for some reason, its design works in any situation. The Roman numerals make it dressy enough for more formal occasions, and the all-steel case and bracelet make it sporty enough for more casual days. Of course, this is something that could be said about the Datejust as well, but I think the square Santos is the more original option here.
Elegant without trying too hard
And, above all, it is the more elegant choice, especially compared to the bulky updated lugs of the 116234. Besides, the designers at Rolex can try to give the Datejust as many variations of Roman numerals as they want, but I still think they should be reserved for high quality replica Cartier. La Maison just does them so much better! I must admit, a white gold bezel like the Datejust’s is very nice, but nothing beats the screws in the Swiss movement fake Cartier Santos’s bezel and bracelet. In terms of alignment, they’re all over the place, but to me, this imperfection adds that French stroke of elegance. The Datejust is almost too perfect.
The one imperfection in some people’s eyes might be the magnifying lens on the Datejust. I must admit that I like it a lot. It’s so characteristic of Rolex and the Datejust, and it certainly beats that very uncarefully cut-out date window on my Cartier Santos replica for sale. But I’ll just treat that as another one of those weird French imperfections. While I’m wearing the Santos, I don’t notice it, but I could certainly do without it.