Santos Dumont watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding Cartier caliber 9753 MC. 18K pink gold case, octagonal crown set with a faceted sapphire, gray galvanized flinqué dial, Roman numerals, rhodiumized steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, gray semi-matte alligator-skin strap, double adjustable 18K pink gold folding buckle, calendar aperture at 12 o'clock, power reserve at 6 o'clock, case dimensions: 38 mm x 47.4 mm, thickness: 9.3 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters/100 feet).
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 collection rises to the ranks of a classic that would defy the hands of time.