Santos 100 watch, large modelAutomatic, yellow gold, steel
Louis Cartier created the Santos watch in 1904, sealing his friendship with the aviator Alberto Santos Dumont. The famous aviator's wish was granted: he could check the time while flying.
The dial's rounded angles and exposed screws made this an iconic timepiece. Cartier marked the centenary of the watch with the introduction of a steel version.
HISTORY AND STORIES: CARTIER, A PIONNER IN MODERN WATCHMAKING
18K yellow gold and steel, steel case, 18K yellow gold bezel, steel octagonal crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, sapphire crystal, silvered opaline dial, Roman numerals, luminescent sword-shaped black oxidized-steel hands, alligator-skin strap, specific Santos 100 18K gold and steel double adjustable deployant buckle, mechanical movement with self-winding Cartier caliber 049, water-resistant to 100 meters / 330 feet. Case dimensions: 51.1 mm x 41.3 mm, 10.34 mm thickness.