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.
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.
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.
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.
18K pink gold/18K pink gold and steel/ Steel
Dimensions: 46.6 x 33.9 mm
Thickness: 7.5 mm
Alligator leather strap
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