Santos 100 watch, large model
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.
Steel case, 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 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.