Santos watch, extra-large model, chronograph mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1904 CH MC. 18K pink gold case, 7-sided crown set with a faceted sapphire, satin-brushed silver dial, black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material, sapphire crystal. First strap in dark gray semi-matte alligator leather, second strap in rubber, with 18K pink gold folding buckle. Both bracelets are fitted with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system. Case width: 43.3 mm, case thickness: 12.5 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.