2019 Geneva Watch Show] The Santos is a Cartier masterpiece, a collection inspired by flight pioneer Albert Santos Dumont, who ordered the first modern watch from Louis Cartier in 1904 The new Santos-Dumont, represented by Albert Santos-Dumont, Cheap Cartier watches continues the spirit of excellence, style and passion of the aerospace pioneer who conquered the skies.
The new Santos-Dumont on an alligator leather strap is a refined and subtle timepiece, faithful to the elegance of Albert Santos-Dumont’s original 1904 model. The replica yacht master new model in 18-carat pink gold with Roman numerals, exposed screws and a bead-shaped winding crown adorned with blue cabochons continues the legacy of Cartier’s iconic watchmaking masterpiece.
The simplicity of the new Santos-Dumont watch is a reflection of Albert Santos-Dumont’s modern style: he always dresses smartly for any occasion, from his suit and waistcoat, bowler hat, collar, trousers and cap worn backwards.
Cartier’s geometric square case, symbolising the four legs of the Eiffel Tower as seen from above, echoes the geometric architecture of Paris, which favours purity of simplicity and perfect symmetry. Emblematic of the modern design revolution of the early 20th century, this watch transcends the confines of its time, eschewing the rounded pocket-watch shapes of the time to emphasize its clean, straight lines.
When flying, Albert Santos-Dumont always wore goggles and a custom-made jacket that connected the various cables to the rudder. He values comfort and practicality without losing elegance. Likewise, practicality has played a decisive role in the development of the Santos-Dumont watch, and for 2019, Cartier has equipped fake rolex watches the new Santos-Dumont watch with a highly efficient quartz movement with a lifespan of around six years, twice as long as a traditional quartz movement. To this end, the Cartier workshops have redesigned and resized the movement in order to reduce its power consumption and equip it with a new high-performance battery.