1990s Cartier Santos Stainless steel & Yellow gold ref. 2961
Can you name a brand that evokes refined luxury better than Cartier? Cartier has always symbolized the elegance and luxury quintessence, present since 1847 in the jewelry and watchmaking field they are known as “Le Joaillier des Rois et le Roi des Joailliers” (Jeweller of Kings and King of Jewellers)
The Story behind the Cartier Santos is starting in 1906, when the crowd saw the aviator Santos-Dumont extract himself from his 14 bis airplane while checking his watch to see if he had just broken a record. 2 years earlier Louis Cartier created the Santos watch to mark his friendship with the eponymous aviator.
The famous aviator’s wish was granted: he could read the time in full flight.
A resolutely modern watch, in the image of the pioneers of the air, builders of this precise moment in history.
The case plays with a clever mix of fine curves and the central rigor of the square, fixed by rivets. A vague smell of “puddled” iron from our Iron Lady (Eiffel Tower). But also a classic watch and a rare elegance, keeping the Roman numerals, the railway and the swords hands. The perfect equation between modernity and classicism.