Cartier Santos 100 XL Rubber Bezel
Though it seems unlikely, the Cartier Santos traces its roots back to the very first pilots' wristwatch. Designed by Louis Cartier for the early aviation pioneer (and contemporary of the Wright brothers), Alberto Santos Dumont, the distinctive square watch was conceived in a time when wristwatches were considered a feminine and unfashionable accessory for men, with pocket watches being the vogue of the time. Dumont needed an instrument that would allow him to track time with both hands on the steering of his pre-motor aircrafts, and this timepiece retains the rugged functional appeal, but also the elegant details of such a watch. With the large size, square case and water resistance, it is a fantastic companion to any hard-wearing lifestyle, but with the signature Cartier 'exploded' Roman numerals and elegant white dial, this piece can easily be dressed up for the boardroom.
The Finer Points:
Model: Santos 100 Large
Case Size: 42.7mm
Material: Steel with rubber bezel
Case Condition: Excellent, no significant blemishes or scratches. Slight wear on the rubber bezel.
Founded by Louis Cartier in 1847 in Paris, Cartier have represented the foremost in French luxury goods from inception. Known as the "jeweler of kings, and the king of jewelers", Cartier have gained renown over the years as a great watchmaker in their own right, producing extremely fine and elegant designs, with well-built movements.
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