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Cartier Redesigns the Watch of the Dandy Alberto Santos-Dumont

Created in 1904 for the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, the iconic Santos de Cartier watch has stood the test of time. Today, the French house continues to cultivate the myth through a new model called Santos-Dumont XL.
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Its story has gone around the world: the Santos watch is the fruit of a friendship between watchmaker Louis Cartier and aviator Alberto Santo-Dumont. The latter, an eccentric dandy, had told his friend about the difficulty to decipher the time when flying. So, Louis Cartier produced a model that could be considered the first wristwatch. A useful and precious object, the Santos model was first marketed in 1911, and very quickly established itself with the simple and refined design - a square box surmounted by a bezel with visible screws, a great Cartier watchmaking classic.

 

Today, the French house revives the dandy that was Santos-Dumont and the style that he embodied through the Santos-Dumont XL watch, a set of three watches released in limited series.

Santos-Dumont XL

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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 must-have for connoisseurs.

 

Contoured box, taut lines, unadorned elegance: the iconic design of the Santos-Dumont watch is sublimated in size XL. On the wrist, the dial is large, generous, tense - a mix of style and essentials. Furthermore, the same finesse and level of sophistication can be found on the back, the caseback engraved with the initials S = D, the signature of Alberto Santos-Dumont.

The 430 MC Caliber

In a game of tension between substance and form, interior and exterior, Cartier watchmakers chose the 430 MC mechanical movement with manual winding, appreciated for its finesse and the nobility of the gesture it requires.

 

Cartier Casablanca , Place des Nations Unies

Boulevard Moulay Hassan I

Phone. : +212 5 22 4312 12

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