Santos-Dumont watch, small modelQuartz, white gold, diamonds
1904, Louis Cartier granted the wish of his friend, the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell time while flying. Thus, one of the first wristwatches was born. Featuring geometric shapes and exposed screws, the watch quickly became an icon within the House. The Santos rose to the ranks of a classic that would defy the hands of time.
HISTORY AND STORIES: CARTIER, A PIONEER IN MODERN WATCHMAKING
Case in 18K white gold set with round-cut diamonds, 18K white gold octagonal crown decorated with a diamond, sapphire crystal, silver grained dial, Roman numerals, luminescent sword-shaped black oxidized-steel hands, alligator-skin strap, 18K gold adjustable deployant buckle, Cartier caliber 690, quartz movement, water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet. Case dimensions: 38.5x30.3 mm, 5.38 mm thick.