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