Small model, 18K pink gold, sapphire, leather
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.
Santos-Dumont watch, small model, Cartier caliber 690 quartz movement. 18K pink gold case, 7-sided crown set with a faceted sapphire, silvered opaline dial, black oxidized steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, alligator-skin strap with adjustable 18K pink gold folding buckle. Case dimensions: 38.5 mm x 30.3 mm, thickness: 5.38 mm. Water-resistant to 30 meters/100 feet.