Cartier Santos-Dumont XL Watch

Created in 1904 by Louis Cartier for his friend, Alberto Santos Dumont, the Cartier Santos is considered as the first modern men’s wristwatch. This iconic timepiece made its mark with a pure design incorporating a square bezel with visible screws.

This year, Cartier is renewing its tribute to Santos-Dumont, and to the style he embodied, through the Santos-Dumont XL watch. These timepieces are equipped with the manufacture 430 MC mechanical movement with manual winding.

Santos-Dumont XL watch: Extra-large model, 46.6 x 33.9 mm, thickness: 7.5 mm; 18K pink gold case; Crown set with a sapphire cabochon; Grey alligator leather strap
Santos-Dumont XL watch: Extra-large model, 46.6 x 33.9 mm, thickness: 7.5 mm; 18K pink gold case; Crown set with a sapphire cabochon; Grey alligator leather strap

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. On the wrist the dial is wide, generous and taut – retaining a true focus on style and essential elements.

Santos-Dumont XL watch: Extra-large model, 46.6 x 33.9 mm, thickness: 7.5 mm; 18K pink gold and steel case; Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon; Black alligator leather strap
Santos-Dumont XL watch: Extra-large model, 46.6 x 33.9 mm, thickness: 7.5 mm; 18K pink gold and steel case; Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon; Black alligator leather strap

The finesse of the case and the level of 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.

Santos-Dumont XL watch: Extra-large model, 46.6 x 33.9 mm, thickness: 7.5 mm; Steel case; Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon; Navy blue alligator leather strap
Santos-Dumont XL watch: Extra-large model, 46.6 x 33.9 mm, thickness: 7.5 mm; Steel case; Crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon; Navy blue alligator leather strap

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

Technical details

Case
18K pink gold/18K pink gold and steel/ Steel
Dimensions: 46.6 x 33.9 mm
Thickness: 7.5 mm

Strap
Alligator leather strap

Movement
Manual Winding 430 MC
Encasing diameter: 9 lines
Total dimensions: 20.5 mm
Thickness: 2.15 mm
Number of jewels: 18
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour
Power reserve: 38 hours