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Watchmaking Encounters

AVAILABLE FROM MAY 2020

A WATCH OF TODAY

The first modern men’s wristwatch created in 1904 by Louis Cartier, it made its mark both with a pure design incorporating a square bezel with visible screws.

THE SANTOS-DUMONT XL WATCH

The Santos-Dumont XL watch has been entirely reworked. Its history, the purity of its lines and the beauty of its mechanical movement with manual winding make it a watch for connoisseurs.

XL transformation of a timeless watch

With a contoured case, taut lines and unadorned elegance, the iconic design of the Santos-Dumont watch is enhanced in an extra-large size. In contrast to previous models, this one comes with a change of scale. The dial is generous and taut – a true focus on style. The finesse of the case and sophistication remain the same – from the sword-shaped hands to the beaded winding crown, from the sunray satin-finished dial to the case back engraved with the initials S=D, the signature of Alberto Santos-Dumont.

The 430 MC calibre: the choice of connoisseurs

Cartier watchmakers chose the 430 MC mechanical movement with manual winding, appreciated for its finesse and the nobility of the gesture it requires.

The “Le Brésil” Santos-Dumont watch

Platinum case, silvered dial decorated with 12 polished metallic Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands and a ruby on the winding crown. A numbered limited edition of 100 pieces.

An exclusive status that is confirmed by the combination of the rubied winding crown and platinum case.

On the reverse is engraved the design of Santos-Dumont's very first machine, “Le Brésil”, created in 1898 – “the smallest” and “the most beautiful”, according to the aviator.

The “La Baladeuse” Santos-Dumont watch

Yellow gold case, champagne dial, sapphire winding crown, blued sword-shaped hands and patinated green leather strap. A numbered limited edition of 300 pieces. On the back is engraved the profile of “La Baladeuse” or “n°9”, an experimental-looking motorised airship in which Santos-Dumont crossed the French capital’s sky in 1903.

The “n°14 bis” Santos-Dumont watch

Yellow gold bezel on a steel case, anthracite grey dial, blue spinel winding crown and gilded steel sword-shaped hands. A limited edition of 500 pieces.

On the back, an engraving of “n°14 bis”. In this flying machine, often described as a ‘kite of compartments’, the pilot, standing in the fuselage, was connected to the rudder and ailerons by cables.

A TRIBUTE TO MASCULINE ELEGANCE: THE SANTOS-DUMONT WATCH “LA DEMOISELLE”

An extra-large-sized watch in 30 numbered and engraved pieces. This platinum creation with ruby cabochon was created in homage to Alberto Santos-Dumont and the panama hat he was never seen without. A made-to-measure Panama-weave strap was designed for the bracelet. The dial also evokes the woven design. And the “Cartier” signature traditionally slipped into one of the branches of the VII is replaced by a “Santos”.

Created in 1908, “La Demoiselle” is Alberto Santos-Dumont’s most elegant flying machine, and one of the first aircraft to be mass produced. This limited series watch is presented exclusively in a lacquered wooden box with a set of precious accessories.

SANTOS DE CARTIER BLACK ANIMATION

The ADLC Santos de Cartier watch stands out and reveals a more technical face for this iconic watch.

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