Santos-Dumont Calendar Aperture and Power Reserve watch XL model, 18K pink gold, leather

REF: W2020068
AU$ 35,400
incl. GST
To order by phone call 1800 13 0000

Santos Dumont watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding Cartier calibre 9750 MC. Case in 18K pink gold, faceted crown set with a faceted sapphire, grey galvanised flinqué dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands in rhodium-finish steel, sapphire crystal, strap in grey semi-matt alligator skin, double adjustable folding buckle in 18K pink gold, calendar aperture at 12 o'clock, power reserve at 6 o'clock, case dimensions: 38 mm x 47.4 mm, thickness: 9.3 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 metres/100 feet).

1904. Louis Cartier granted the wish of his friend, the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell the time while flying. This was the birth of one of the first ever wristwatches. Featuring a geometric shape and exposed screws, the watch quickly became one of the Maison's watchmaking icons. The Santos rose to the ranks of a classic that would defy the hands of time.