Santos de Cartier—an Icon of Watch History
Alberto Santos-Dumont was more than just a pilot, he was obsessed with flying and dedicated a large part of his life to inventing all kinds of flying machines. Almost by chance, this pioneer of aviation also helped the watch make its breakthrough. His idea was to make it possible to read the time comfortably on the wrist. None other than Louis Cartier put his vision into practice in 1904 and that was the birth of the Santos de Cartier.
Santos de Cartier—the Epitome of Sporty Elegance
Over the years, the design of the original watch has evolved. The focus is (still) on comfort, harmonious proportions and preserving the Santos de Cartier style, such as the square shape, understated style and symmetry. This is particularly evident in the design of the bezel which has eight screws.
The Santos de Cartier bracelet has also evolved with the times. It has adapted to the modern lifestyle and follows every movement smoothly. It also adapts easily to all kinds of situations, depending on the color and material chosen. Solutions developed, and patented, by Cartier make it easy to change and adapt the stainless steel, gold, leather or alligator leather bracelets.
Santos de Cartier at Wempe
Wempe has been offering a variety of Cartier timepieces, including selected models from the Santos de Cartier line, since 1958. If you can't find your desired model online, we will be pleased to welcome you to one of our showrooms. Along with providing you with personalized advice on your chosen watch, we also offer comprehensive services for all aspects of your watch, such as cleaning and care, and professional repairs.