1904, Louis Cartier granted the wish of his friend, the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell time while flying. Thus, one of the first wristwatches was born. Featuring geometric shapes and exposed screws, the watch quickly became an icon within the House. The Santos collection rises to the ranks of a classic that would defy the hands of time.
Santos-Dumont Skeleton watch, XL, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding 9612 MC. ADLC-coated titanium case, faceted crown set with a black faceted spinel, dial of Roman numerals formed by the movement bridges, rhodium-finished brass sword-shaped hands. Black alligator-skin strap with double adjustable 18K ADLC-coated white gold folding buckle. Skeleton complication of bridges in the form of Roman numerals. Individually numbered movement comprised of 138 parts including 20 jewels. Movement dimensions: 28.6 mm x 28.6 mm, movement thickness: 3.97 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 72 hours. Sapphire case back. Case thickness: 9.4 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters/100 feet).