Santos de Cartier, Large

Reference# WGSA0009
Manufacturer's retail price: $35,700
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: 18-karat yellow gold
  • Size: 47.5 x 39.8mm
  • Movement: automatic winding manufacture caliber 1847 MC
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Dial: silvered
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Hands: sword-shaped blued steel
  • Strap/Bracelet: 18-karat yellow gold, also comes with an alligator strap
  • Factory Warranty: eight years

In 1904, Louis Cartier granted the wish of the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell 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, the seamless curve of the horns, and the exposed screws made for an iconic watch that would inspire countless reinterpretations.