The Panthère is a ladies’ replica watch that appears to based on the original Santos, though Cartier doesn’t communicate about the Best Swiss Time Replica that way at all. It features a similar square case with a bezel secured by eight small screws. It has a classic flat white dial with elongated Roman numerals and the secret “Cartier” signature in the “X” at 10 o’clock.
The design is bold, restrained, and utilitarian all at once – and without trying too hard. This is the secret to its success and why it appeals to so many. The replica watch today comes in small (22mm) and medium (27mm) sizes, in rose gold, yellow gold, steel, and two-tone. There are a few other versions, including a version with black lacquered links, that start to move into high jewelry territory as well. For this review, I am focusing on the medium size in stainless steel, which, to me, seems like the best daily-wear option.
The case may appear to be your average square case, but it is not. While square replica watches often find themselves only appealing to a niche audience, the Panthère finds more universal appeal due to the complexity and finesse of the design. In particular, the curved edges and that instantly-recognizable screw-down bezel really set the replica watch apart.
The Cartier Replica Watch dial is enclosed in a square steel bezel with rounded corners, which, as I mentioned, is set with eight screws (this is mirrored on the caseback). One of the interesting things about the case design is the curved lugs and crown guards. Both are fluid in appearance and may feel insignificant, but they really add to the overall design of the piece. Without them, the replica watch wouldn’t have the same sense of dynamism at all.
The bracelet is the second most important thing about this replica watch. When it was first released, people praised this particular bracelet for its versatility and sleek appearance. Unlike the Tank’s bracelet, with its large brushed center links and industrial feel, the Panthère bracelet is polished with smaller brick-like links. They are laid out in a brick pattern and are attached to one another internally at the top and bottom of each link. Additionally, the links are curved, allowing for less weight and more movement, which makes the replica watch more comfortable on the wrist.