Santos watch, extra large model, chronograph mechanical movement with automatic winding, calibre 1904 CH MC. 18K rose gold case, 7-sided crown set with a faceted sapphire, satin-brushed silvered dial, black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material, sapphire crystal. First strap in dark grey semi-matt alligator skin, second strap in rubber, with 18K rose gold folding buckle. Both bracelets are fitted with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system. Case width: 43.3 mm, case thickness: 12.5 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 metres).
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
1904. Louis Cartier granted the wish of the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell the 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, seamless curve of the horns, and the exposed screws made for an iconic watch that would inspire countless reinterpretations.