Santos watch, large model, manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. Steel case, 7-sided crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, graduated blue dial, sword-shaped hands in steel, sapphire crystal. Two bracelets with “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system (a steel bracelet with “SmartLink” adjustment system, and a navy blue calfskin strap with steel double adjustable folding buckle). Case width: 39.8 mm, case thickness: 9.08 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.