Santos de Cartier watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. Bezel and case in steel and ADLC, steel crown set with a black faceted synthetic spinel, black dial, black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material, sapphire crystal. A rubber strap, second strap in black alligator leather, steel interchangeable deployant buckle. Both bracelets are equipped with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system. Case width: 39.8 mm, thickness: 9.38 mm. Water-resistant up to 10 bar (approx. 100 meters/100 feet).
1904, Louis Cartier granted the wish of the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell time while flying. The birth of one of the first ever wristwatches sealed the bonds of friendship between these two pioneers. The rounded angles of the dial, the seamless curve of the horns, and the exposed screws made for an iconic watch that would inspire countless reinterpretations.