Santos 100 watch, medium model, mechanical movement with automatic winding. Steel case, 18K pink gold bezel, 7-sided crown decorated with a faceted synthetic spinel, silvered opaline dial, black oxidized steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent coating, sapphire crystal, alligator-skin strap, small-model triple folding 18K pink gold and steel buckle. Case dimensions: 44.2 mm x 35.6 mm, thickness: 10.7 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 meters).
Louis Cartier created the Santos watch in 1904, sealing his friendship with the aviator Alberto Santos Dumont. The famous aviator's wish was granted: he could check the time while flying. The dial's rounded angles and exposed screws made this an iconic timepiece. Cartier marked the centenary of the watch with the introduction of a new version.