A timepiece borne from the minds of two visionaries, the Santos de Cartier remains as relevant today as it did a century ago. When Alberto Santos- Dumont complained of the difficulties of reading a pocket watch while in the air, it set the gears turning in Louis Cartier’s head. The experimentation between an aviation pioneer and the jeweller of kings resulted in the world’s first modern wristwatc —forever revolutionising modern watchmaking. The latest iteration of the Santos de Cartier is every bit the timepiece that many have come to love, while reflecting the innovative, everchanging spirit of its own age. Determination, freedom, and comfort have been at the heart of the Santos DNA since the very beginning. Its distinctive aesthetic is a welcome break from traditional rounded watch shapes.
The design studios focused on comfort, intelligent proportions, and respect for the Santos aesthetic. The design of the bezel has been updated to favour the synergy between the lines of the case and the strap. Sleeker lines further accentuate the stylistic dynamic of the watch. The eight screws on the bezel remain unchanged as a tribute to the golden age of urban architecture.
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