This watch has a moving story.Cartier staked its claim in wristwatch history with the first Santos-Dumont watch, presented by brand founder Louis Cartier to his friend. The colorful aviator and his exploits helped popularize that style of timepiece, which eventually overtook the more traditional pocketwatch as the preferred timekeeper for both men and women in the 20th century.
The Santos-Dumont watch is a popular staple of Cartier’s men’s collection. Cartier introduced a version in a white-gold case with a skeletonized movement- Cartier‘s manufacture Caliber 9614 MC. A watch has several of the bridges cleverly formed so they read as Roman numerals, replacing a conventional dial.
The blue sword-shaped hands and blue faceted sapphire in the winding crown add a touch of bright color, and the brown alligator leather strap completes the package.