It’s a story that began in 1904, when famous Brazilian aviator, Alberto Santos Dumont, asked of his friend if there could ever be a watch that was readable while in-flight. That friend was pioneer and iconic watchmaker, Louis Cartier.
A friendship and impromptu request saw the birth of one of the first ever wristwatches that saw a seismic shift in the making of all future timepieces.
Since its debut, the Santos has gone through a number of updates, including the arrival of a stainless steel strap and the Santos 100 collection, all the while staying true to its iconic geometric shape and exposed screw aesthetic.
In January 2018, Cartier replaced their existing Santos 100 Collection with the Santos de Cartier Collection, which now features two sizes, medium and large; a variety of metal options in stainless steel, pink and yellow gold or two tone (steel and yellow gold); and true versatility with the ability to easily swap out watch straps in a hurry.