Cartier launches Santos Dumont XL watch

The watch was first created by Louis Cartier in 1904 for his friend Alberto Santos Dumont, which allowed the aviator to read the time in flight. This wristwatch had a design incorporating a square bezel with visible screws.

The Santos-Dumont XL is a set of of three watches, available in limited engraved series, offered alongside an exclusive edition of 30 pieces presented in a precious box. Each of them beats to the rhythm of the 430 MC mechanical movement with manual winding.

The watch has a contoured case, taut lines and unadorned elegance, enhanced in an extra-large size. In contrast to previous models, this one comes with a of scale. On the wrist the dial is wide, generous and taut. The satin-finished dial to the case back engraved with the initials S=D, the signature of Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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