Santos-Dumont watch, large modelManual, 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 PIONNER IN MODERN WATCHMAKING
Case in 18K white gold set with round-cut diamonds, 18K white gold octogonal crown set with a diamond, sapphire crystal, silver grained dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped black oxidized steel hands, alligator-skin strap, workshop-crafeeted mechanical movement with manual winding Cartier caliber 430 MC, water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet. Case dimensions: 44.488x34.6 mm, 5.58 mm thick.