Santos de Cartier "galbée" watch, extra large model
Automatic, yellow gold, steel
Who other than Louis Cartier could grant the wish of the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont to be able to tell time while flying? This friendship, formed in 1904, yielded one of the first ever wristwatches. The iconic model is reinterpreted here with a slightly curved case embellished with exposed screws, modest and elegant in equal measures.
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, sword-shaped blued-steel hands, steel bracelet with 18K yellow gold screws, mechanical movement with self-winding, Cartier caliber 049, water-resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet. Case dimensions: 45.54 mm x 34.87 mm, 8.67 mm thickness.