Santos-Dumont watch, small model, high autonomy quartz movement (~ 6 years). Steel case, beaded crown set with a blue synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel, silvered satin-brushed dial with sunray effect, Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, navy blue alligator-skin strap, steel ardillon buckle. Case dimensions: 38 mm x 27.5 mm, thickness: 7.3 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 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.