Replica Cartier Santos ADLC is available only in the largest LM case that’s 47.5 mm by 39.8 mm on the face and a height of 9.38 mm, making it a big but relatively slim watch. It is available in two iterations: all-black ADLC-coated steel, or two-tone steel with an ADLC bezel.
While the case dimensions are identical to the standard Santos, the new models have a low-key matte finish. The bezel is brushed, instead of the mirror polish found on the standard model, with only the bevels along the edge of the case being polished.
The steel replica Cartier Santos ADLC features a dark grey dial which matches the shade of the ADLC coating on the bezel. Though the dial is a single colour, it appears two-tone due to the surface finishing – vertical brushing on the inner dial, echoing the finishing on the bezel, which is set against a radially brushed chapter ring.
The replica Cartier Santos ADLC , on the other hand, has a pure-black, matte dial, offering a stark contrast of shades and textures while accentuating the all-black look. The steel model has an actual steel bracelet with the quick-release mechanisms for the bracelet and links, while the all-black ADLC version is matched with a matte-black alligator strap.