Santos-Dumont watch, small model, quartz movement. Case in 18K pink gold, faceted crown set with a faceted sapphire, silvered opaline dial, sword-shaped hands in black oxidised steel, sapphire crystal, alligator-skin strap with adjustable folding buckle in 18K pink gold. Case dimensions: 38.5 mm x 30.3 mm, 5.38 mm thick. Water-resistant to 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.