Santos-Dumont watch, small model, quartz movement. Case in 18K rose gold set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds and faceted crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond, totalling 1.70 carats. Silvered grained dial. Sword-shaped hands in black oxidised steel. Sapphire crystal. Strap in brown semi-matt alligator skin with 16 mm adjustable folding buckle in 18K rose gold. Length: 38.25 mm, width: 30.3 mm, thickness: 5.38 mm. Water-resistant to 30 metres/100 feet. Cartier always seeks to perfect the harmony of each one of its creations. Because of this, the carat weight and the number of precious stones can vary slightly from piece to piece. Please do not hesitate to contact our sales team should you require any further information regarding our creations.
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.