|Model:||Santos Dumont Grande Modèle Or Jaune Ultra Flat|
|Year:||mid 1980s early 1990s|
|Material:||18 carat yellow gold|
|Dial Color:||Creme white|
|Dimensions:||27 mm x 36 mm|
|Watch Movement:||manual wound|
|Bracelet/Strap:||original Cartier leather strap with golden Cartier folding buckle|
|Box/Paper:||original Cartier box|
WRISTICONS brings you the classic Cartier Santos Dumont just serviced with a really beautiful new Cartier leather strap and a with a golden Cartier folding "deployante" buckle. This is the first proper tool watch although being timeless elegant!
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 1980s Cartier Santos Dumont. Look at the beautiful dial! It has a 18k Yellow Gold case with stunning Roman numeral dial with Cartier SWISS signature and sword shaped blue steel hands. It features the very slim Cartier Movement 21cmade by Frederic Piguet 21 a really nice mechanical hand wound movement. You’ll also find examples with ETA-powered movements, most commonly the ETA 2512. Typically, the Piguet 21-powered examples demand a premium.
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 classic dress watch is in overall excellent original condition. This particular Cartier Santos Dumont has just undergone a full service by our watchmaker using Cartier parts. The case is in excellent condition overall showing light wear consistent with age and use. Non-luminous white Roman dial is in very good condition with light signs of aging and faint crazing. Blued steel handset. Sapphire cabochon crown. Includes Cartier signed brown leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold foding “”deployante’ buckle.
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 bes