Black is a color that is nearly always appropriate to wear. Also in watchmaking does it have a dominant position, especially when it comes to dials and straps. Black cases were for a long time a rarity. At the beginning of the last century, some brands, like Fake Cartier, for example, experimented with bakelite cases. These watches were scarce then, and even more so now.
Today there are several materials which a brand can utilize to create a black cartier replica watch case. The traditional PVD-coating is now joined by other black coatings, such as those made from ‘Diamond-Like Carbon,’ which are more resistant to wear.
Santos de Cartier Skeleton “Noctambule”
Cartier has been using black coatings within some of their model ranges for quite some years now. Especially the Santos was available in a few varieties with a black case. This year La Maison launched the Replica Santos de Cartier Skeleton “Noctambule.” The case of this watch is made out of stainless steel, yet covered with a black ADLC-coating. This stands for Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon, which is a very hard material that is very difficult to scratch. Cartier applies a brushed finish to it, which it perfectly highlights the unique skeleton movement, another hallmark of the brand.