Santos watch, medium model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. 18K yellow gold case, bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds. 18K yellow gold 7-sided crown set with a faceted sapphire, sunray-effect dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal. Two alligator-skin straps with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system, with 18K yellow gold double adjustable folding buckle. Case width: 35.1 mm, case thickness: 8.83 mm. Water-resistant up to 10 bar (approx. 100 meters).
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.