Santos-Dumont watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding calibre 430 MC. Case in 18K rose gold, faceted crown set with a faceted sapphire, grey satin-brushed dial, sword-shaped hands in black oxidised steel, sapphire crystal, alligator-skin strap with adjustable folding buckle in 18K rose gold. Case dimensions: 44.6 mm x 34.6 mm, 5.58 mm thick. Water-resistant to 30 metres/100 feet. .
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.