Santos watch, large model, mechanical movement with automatic winding, calibre 1847 MC. Steel case and 18K yellow gold bezel, 7-sided crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, silvered opaline dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal. Steel bracelet with "SmartLink” adjustment system. Second bracelet in calfskin, with steel double adjustable folding buckle. Both bracelets are fitted with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system. Case width: 39.8 mm, case thickness: 9.08 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 metres). .
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.