It has often been said that luxury replica watches are an acceptable form of jewellery for men – a point thrown into relief by the Academy Awards. After all, this is when the world’s top jewellery brands such as Chopard and Bulgari battle it out to light up the earlobes, wrists and necks of the world’s leading ladies, while, for men, it’s all about the wrist. Yet this year Daniel Kaluuya showed us that when it’s time to celebrate, it’s not just a watch that’s acceptable for men, but jewels too, both courtesy of Cartier.
The actor, who took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Black Panther Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah, wore a skeletonised, steel, large-sized perfect Santos de Cartier replica watches with skeleton dial , accessorised with a platinum Cartier Tennis necklace, 18-carat white-gold Coup d’Éclat ring and a Cartier Love ring also in 18-carat white gold. The ensemble was lit up with diamonds shining against the all-black backdrop of his Bottega Veneta dinner suit.
The watch features a skeletonised movement in which the Santos De Cartier’s signature Roman numerals have been integrated into the movement’s architecture. The Santos line from Cartier is based on a 1904 design by Louis Cartier, who made the 1:1 best fake Cartier watches for his friend the aviation pioneer and playboy Alberto Santos Dumont, who used to float around Paris in a hot air balloon. Its signature details – Roman numerals, square case and screws around the perimeter of the dial – manage to be simultaneously masculine and industrial, yet also undeniably chic and elegant, a feat that explains why it’s still such a desirable design. The integration of the Roman numerals into the movement of the skeletonised version is an ingenious update of the icon and is evidence, if ever it were needed, that quality replica Cartier is no slouch when it comes to its watchmaking.
All of which represents another coup for the Parisian maison, which continues its hot streak well into 2021. Interestingly, the first golden age of Cartier was during the so-called Roaring Twenties, when the world emerged blinking and hopeful from the First World War. Could Cartier be about to repeat the trick again as we emerge from lockdown? One look at Kaluuya, grasping his Oscar, with the Santos De Cartier fake watches with steel bracelet and jewels glimmering on the red carpet, suggests that history could be about to repeat itself.