Present on the dial of many luxury replica Cartier watches, Roman numerals with very ancient origins sometimes experience astonishing variations and metamorphoses.
While waiting for the flood of watchmaking innovations that LVMH Watch Week (from January 24 to 28 in digital mode) and the Watches & Wonders trade show (scheduled from March 30 to April 5 in Geneva) will not fail to reserve for us, and if we carried out a quick rewind? Oh, not by much, just under 3,000 years. It is indeed around 500 BC. J.-C. that was imagined one of the elements still characterizing modern 1:1 UK fake Cartier watches to this day. Namely the Roman numerals often appearing on the dial. These would have been invented by ancient Roman shepherds so that they could count their flocks of sheep by cutting notches on pieces of wood. Simple, isn’t it? Except when dozens of parallel lines corresponding to as many beasts lined up endlessly. To facilitate the calculations, subdivisions were added, in the form of letters. Thus the V began to mean 5, the X 10, the L 50, etc. For a small revision, let us indicate that the year 2022 translates to MMXXII. As for the current number of candidates for the presidential election, it should be noted XIV. But let’s get back to our sheep, or rather to the figures that once made it possible to count them.
Classic, Roman numerals? Antiques, that’s for sure, as we have just seen, but their frequent presence on Swiss made Cartier replica watches dials, in competition with Arabic numerals and stick indexes, does not prevent them from forgetting all restraint from time to time. Symbols of elegance and refinement, we then see them venturing into dynamic, eccentric, even psychedelic registers. The proof in VI photos and CMXCIII words. And since we have just mentioned Arabic numerals, let us point out that in Arabic they are called Indian numerals.
But let’s give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s. That is to say, to best Cartier copy watches, because it is to the famous house that probably belongs the palm (imperial, of course) of the craziest Roman numerals. In 1967, perfect Cartier replica watches appeared with a case as deformed as the dial, quite logically baptized Crash. Its origins differ. Some claim that she would have drawn her inspiration from a part that had partly melted during an accident followed by a fire. Others believe that a wealthy London client brought her strangely battered Cartier fake watches online site back to the Bond Street store. In passing, one cannot help but think of Dali’s famous soft top super clone Cartier watches.
The Crash was first produced in a very small series that obviously became a collector’s item, before reappearing several times, under different guises, notably in 1991, in 2013, then in 2018. Also crazy, but in a different register, the cheap replica Cartier Santos 100 Skeleton watches, unveiled in 2009, dispenses with a dial and exposes to view a specially designed movement whose bridges draw large Roman numerals. A watch which, like the best quality fake Cartier Crash watches, will be declined over the years in several versions.