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.