Louis Cartier created the Santos watch in 1904, sealing his friendship with the aviator Alberto Santos Dumont. The famous aviator’s wish was granted: he could check the time while flying. The dial’s rounded angles and exposed screws made this an iconic timepiece. Cartier marked the centenary of the watch with the introduction of a new version.
Most dimensions of the Santos 100 Carbon are identical to that of the stainless steel model, measuring 41.3 mm in diameter and just over 51 mm long. Equipped with a mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. Steel and ADLC case, 7-faceted crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, black dial, sword-shaped hands in steel and luminescent material, sapphire crystal, black calfskin strap, steel triple adjustable folding clasp. Case dimensions: 51.1 mm x 41.3 mm, thickness: 10.34 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 meters/300 feet).
Santos 100 Carbon is available for US$6700