Cartier Cartier Santos Dumont small Petit Modèle yellow gold manual wind

Cartier Santos Dumont small Petit Modèle yellow gold manual wind

Brand: Cartier
Model: Santos Dumont Petit Modele Or Jaune
Gender: ladies
Year: late 1970s early 1980s
Material: 18 carat yellow gold
Dial Color: Creme white
Dimensions: 27,9 mm x 20,5 mm, thickness: 5,4 mm
Watch Movement: automatic
Bracelet/Strap: original Cartier leather strap with golden folding buckle
Box/Paper: original Cartier box
Condition: Excellent

WRISTICONS brings you the classic Cartier Santos Dumont just serviced with a really beautiful new Cartier leather strap and an additional brown alligator strap with golden deployant buckle


History of the Cartier Santos Dumont


In 1904 Louis Cartier invented the first male wristwatch. This was a special request of one his friends, the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. He was the first one to fly around the Eiffel tower of Paris in a small airplane. He won the aviation price called the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize, also simply known as the "Deutsch prize", of 100,000 francs as the first machine capable of flying from the Aéro-Club de France's flying field at Parc Saint Cloud to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and back in less than thirty minutes. Alberto Santos-Dumont asked Louis Cartier to develop a wristwatch so that he could fly his airplane without leaving his hands of the joystick when he was flying his aircraft.


The watch designed by Cartier was the first wristwatch for men. The Santos’s then-revolutionary square shape was a stylized view of the Eiffel Tower from directly above (the world viewed from above being something of an obsession in the dawn of aviation). The screws that held the bezel in place were an homage to the industrial age and echoed the feet of the giant Erector Set monument.




What sets this watch apart? This is a late 1970s early 1980s Cartier Santos Dumont. Look at the beautiful dial! It has a 18k Yellow Gold case with stunning Roman numeral dial with Cartier Paris' signature and  sword shaped blue steel hands. It features the very slim Cartier Movement: Cartier ETA 2512-1, a really nice mechanical hand wound movement. The Santos comes with  polished and brushed case, its case back affixed with four screws and also 4 screws that hold a genuine new Cartier brown crocodile strap, signed Cartier, with signed solid 18k gold Cartier  deployant buckle. The Santos Dumont has a18K yellow gold round, refined beaded crown set with a faceted cabochon. This classic dress watch is in overall excellent original condition.


This particular Cartier Santos Dumont has just undergone a full service at Cartier.


As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase. Please check our website to have a look at the high resolution pictures on a macro level. You will see every detail at its best.


Brand: Cartier

Model: Santos Dumont Petit Modèle Or Jaune

Year: late 1970’s early 1980s.

Case: 18 carat yellow golden case secured by 4 screws. 27,9 mm x 20,5 mm/23MM with crown , thickness: 5,4 mm

Inscriptions case back: Cartier Paris 609801XX

Dial: classic early silvered and finely grained original dial signed Cartier with black roman numerals and blued steel hands and signed PARIS .

Movement: powered by 17 jewel manual wind Cartier ETA 2512-1 movement with Cartier cabochon sapphire crown.

Strap: offered with genuine crocodile leather strap and Cartier gold plated ardillon tang buckle.  Also an additional original gold Cartier deployant buckle and used alligator strap

12 month warranty
14 day returns