Santos de Cartier Chronograph

Item:
WSSA0017
$18,300.00

Description

Santos watch, extra large model, chronograph mechanical movement with automatic winding, calibre 1904 CH MC. Steel case, ADLC bezel, 7-sided crown set with a faceted black synthetic spinel, satin-brushed silvered dial, black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material, sapphire crystal. First bracelet in rubber, second in black “Gomma” alligator skin, with steel folding buckle. Both bracelets are fitted with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system. Case width: 43.3 mm, case thickness: 12.4 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 metres).

ABOUT THE COLLECTION
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.