Santos de Cartier Skeleton watch Large model, manual, pink gold, two interchangeable straps

REF: WHSA0008
AU$ 89,000
incl. GST
Currently unavailable online
To order by phone call 1800 13 0000

Santos Skeleton watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, 9619 MC. Case in 18K pink gold, seven-sided 18K pink gold crown set with a faceted sapphire, golden sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal and case back. 18K pink gold bracelet with “SmartLink” resizing system. Second bracelet in alligator leather, with double adjustable folding buckle in 18K pink gold. The two bracelets are equipped with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system. Hours, minutes with skeletonised bridges forming Roman numerals. Individually numbered movement containing 138 parts including 20 jewels. Movement dimensions: 28 mm, x 28 mm, movement thickness: 3.97 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 72 hours. Case width: 39.8 mm, 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.