Extraordinary Cartier Santos Dumont Collection Presents Three New Limited Timepieces

The Santos Dumont collection pays homage to the legendary with three new elegant models. The pioneering spirit represented by the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont is reinterpreted through three lacquer watches.

The pioneer of aviation, Albert Santos-Dumont, is known for his sophisticated dress for any occasion, and is a representative of the elegant style of his day. The aviator advocates the three principles of elegance, simplicity and practicality. From the suit vest and shirt collar to the cuffed trousers and the reversed peaked cap, all of them show his dashing demeanor. In 1904, he ordered the first modern wristwatch from Louis Cartier.

     In 2018, the Santos-Dumont watch has been reinterpreted, faithfully continuing the pure shape of the original model. This year, the series launched three limited edition watches, inheriting the elegant style from Albert Santos-Dumont.

The new work presents three shades, including burgundy with platinum, beige with gold and black with stainless steel, hand-ground and polished, and the delicate translucent lacquer adds luster, dimension and depth to the dial tone.

Cartier achieves elegant aesthetic design with exquisite craftsmanship, following the excellence of classic watchmaking masterpieces.

Santos Dumont watch

Large model, 43.5 x 31.4 mm,

Thickness: 7.3mm

950/1000 Platinum

Bezel decorated with burgundy lacquer

Crown set with a cabochon ruby

Burgundy alligator leather strap

Numbered and limited to 150 pieces

Santos Dumont watch

Large model, 43.5 x 31.4 mm,

Thickness: 7.3mm

750/1000 rose gold

Bezel with beige lacquer

Crown set with a cabochon sapphire

Dark green alligator leather strap

Numbered and limited to 250 pieces

Santos Dumont watch

Large model, 43.5 x 31.4 mm, thickness: 7.3 mm

steel

Bezel decorated with black lacquer

Crown set with 1 blue synthetic spinel

Black alligator leather strap

 

Type 430 MC

Workshop Refinement

Manual winding mechanical movement

Diameter: 9 lignes

Overall Dimensions: 20.5mm

Movement thickness: 2.15 mm

Number of jewel bearings: 18

Vibration frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour

Power reserve: 38 hours

Cartier jewelry is made in 750/1000 gold or 950/1000 platinum. The indicated carat number of the center stone may vary slightly.