Born for Elegance II.
4.Develop a new multifunctional watch strap / chain.
The watch strap / chain plays a vital role in the historical evolution of the Cartier Santos replica series. The Cartier Santos replica is the first modern wrist watch specially designed for wrist wear. At the time, this watch used a leather strap that was rarely seen in the watchmaking field, liberated the wearer’s hands from the limitations of pocket watch.
The Quick Switch hidden beneath the watch strap, is a fast watch strap replacement system for watch straps that Cartier is applying for a patent. It is a hidden mechanism that combines with the watch case, allowing the wearer to replace the watch strap and chain made of high quality steel, 18K gold, calf skin or crocodile leather at will. The wearer can activate the replacement system simply by gently pressing the lower part under the watch strap / chain.
Another cutting-edge technology, Smart Link, is a metal watch chain adjustment system that Cartier is applying for a patent, too. It can easily adjust the length of the metal watch chain without the aid of tools. All of the watch chain units equipped with Smart Link are installed with buttons, which can effortlessly remove or install the watch chain units by taking out the connection screws in the watch chain.
To Be Continued