Cartier Enhances Its Santos-Dumont And Santos De Cartier Watches
Be part of the Santos legacy that goes back all the way to 1904
Modern before its time, the Santos watches, favoured simplicity, practicality and innovation, even back during its inception in 1904. These three main principles are dear to pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont and these pillars are prominent even today in the iconic model.
It was for Santos-Dumont that Cartier created a wristwatch so he could read the time whilst flying, without having to let go of the controls to check his pocket watch. Its unique shape, attention to detail and precise proportions meant it could evolve with the times; today, two new interpretations have been designed.
New Additions To The Family
As a tribute to the historical model, the Santos-Dumont collection adds five new versions to the fold. Three watches are presented in platinum, rose gold and yellow gold that elevate their dial with Roman numerals cut directly in jasper, jade and dumortierite. Two more watches are available in grey or deep navy blue with dials boasting contrasting gold hands and Roman numerals.
Clearly Cartier, Clearly Santos
With tapered lines and optimal ergonomics, the Santos watch is a leading icon of Cartier’s design culture. An emblematic collection in a constant state of renewal, Santos allows for the most audacious colour in its all-steel version. Available in two sizes, large and medium, all the watches are equipped with an 1847 MC automatic movement.
Old style, New Colours
In addition to the navy blue, Cartier has expanded its chromatic spectrum and dared to include deep green. This is the mantle taken up by these new versions, whose iridescent dials radiate with graduated colours and a metallic shine. Everything is coated in a thin layer of tinted lacquer, applied by hand. Its finesse and transparency bring lustre, texture and depth to the colours.
More details on the new watches can be found on the Official Cartier Watches Website.