Santos de Cartier – The Measure of All Things
Did you know that watches can talk? Some of them tell all day long how versatile they are. Others tell how deep they can dive. In contrast, our Santos de Cartier models are quite monosyllabic. All they say is “I am a Cartier.” Why is that enough? That’s simple: If you are the measure of all things, everything is said.
To win over business partners for projects you must often do a lot of talking. With a strong personality, you give more weight to your words. That’s why you show true class with a Santos de Cartier. Since the world’s first aviator wristwatch speaks a clear language thanks to its iconic shape and finest workmanship – sending out a message of success, thinking in large dimensions, and a sense of class.
One Like No Other
Ready for the Grand Appearance
Grandeur in every regard, that’s in a nutshell the motto of the Santos de Cartier Chronograph XL in 18k yellow gold with chronograph function and a 43 x 51.3 mm case.
You Can’t Measure True Greatness
Have you ever seen for yourself in the Louvre how tiny the Mona Lisa really is? This wonderful example shows that you can’t determine beauty with a measuring tape. And it can also be seen in our medium-size Santos de Cartier model: Even with its shorter dimensions, it outshines easily every competitor thanks to its classic proportions and its streamlined design.
Santos de Cartier – The High-Flyers among Timepieces
Since the creation of the Santos de Cartier, watch history has been marked again and again by aviator watches. Their technical features and design characteristics make them timeless masterpieces. Discover the style icon and classic from Cartier in our assortment.
Wempe Knowledge: 5 Facts about the Santos de Cartier
1. The First Aviator Watch
The Santos de Cartier is named after the Brazilian pioneer of flight Alberto Santos Dumont, who developed the watch together with his friend Louis-François Cartier in 1904.
2. The First Wristwatch with a Leather Strap
To offer more flexibility when worn on board an airplane, the Santos de Cartier was the first wristwatch that was fitted with a leather strip.
3. Timeless Design
The stylistic square shape with its characteristic bezel screws has only been slightly modified once since it was first launched in 1904.
4. Changing the Wristband without Any Tool
The patented QuickSwitch mechanism allows you to change and adjust the wristband without needing any tool.
5. Protection against Magnetic Fields
Self-winding manufacture caliber 1847 MC is protected against magnetic fields of up to 1,200 Gauss.