Santos-Dumont watch, large model, mechanical movement with manual winding caliber 430 MC. 18K rhodiumized white gold case set with 59 brilliant-cut diamonds and 7-sided crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond, totaling 2.48 carats. Silver-grained dial. Black oxidized steel sword-shaped hands. Sapphire crystal. Black semi-matte alligator-skin strap with 18 mm adjustable 18K rhodiumized white gold folding buckle. Length: 44.48 mm, width: 34.6 mm, thickness: 5.58 mm. Water-resistant to 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.