Navigator shape for a 100% masculine design, with a strong and recognizable aesthetic enhanced by acetate rims combined with metal structure.
Identifiable Santos screws décor on leather sweatband and temples, symbol of the Santos de Cartier collection.
Acetate end tips shape replicating the cut of the Santos watch case and enriched with the iconic screw.
Cartier logo engraved on the metal temples with acetate end tips and precious finish in gold and platinum.
History of the Cartier Santos: As the story goes, in 1904, Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to friend Louis Cartier about the unreliability and impracticality of using a pocket watch while flying. Cartier designed a flat wristwatch with a square bezel and gave it to Santos, and the watch eventually caught on with other customers. Thus, the first mass-produced men’s wristwatch (and first pilot’s watch; take that IWC!) was born. While there’s debate about the first humans to take flight — Santos-Dumont or the Wright brothers — there is no debate about the first men’s wristwatch. What also can’t be debated is that Santos-Dumont became the first person to be filmed in an airplane flight in November 1906 when he took flight for 21.5 seconds, with a Cartier watch on his wrist.