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 steel version.
Limited and numbered edition (50 timepieces). Case in 18K rhodium-finish white gold set with round diamonds, champlevé grand feu enamel, diamond-set octagonal crown, sapphire crystal, dial in 18K white gold, hummingbird motif in champlevé grand feu enamel and mother-of-pearl marquetry set with pink sapphires, sword-shaped 18K rhodium-finish white-gold hands alligator-skin strap, security clasp in 18K rhodium-finish white gold, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, Cartier caliber 076, water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters). Case dimensions: 36.6 mm x 44.20 mm, 10.7 mm thick.