Santos 100 skeleton watch, XL, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding 9611 MC. 950‰ palladium case, faceted crown set with a faceted sapphire, dial with Roman numerals formed by the movement bridges, blued-steel sword-shaped hands. Black alligator-skin strap with 18K white gold clasp. Skeleton complication of bridges in the form of Roman numerals. Individually numbered movement comprised of 138 parts including 20 jewels. Movement dimensions: 28.6 mm x 28.6 mm, movement thickness: 3.97 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 72 hours. Sapphire case back. Case thickness: 16.5 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters/100 feet).
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.