Watch the World’s 25 Classics: Cartier Santos

In this series, so far we have looked at two distinct flight models (IWC Flieger and Breitling Navitimer), but they were far from being first to market. The brand first made a wristwatch for the flight was very unexpected one like Chopard or Bulgari perhaps first and foremost known for its jewelry; Cartier.

Cartier was founded by 1847 by Louis-François Cartier and made an early name as a brand for the nice people. No other watch and jewelery brand is, but above all was so popular with royalty, celebrities and movie stars as Cartier’s elegant products. Popularity among the hoof has made that Cartier is called “Joaillier des rois-roi des joailliers”-Kings jewelers, juvelerarnas King. The firm has a number of popular models, where the Tank may be said to be the most pared-down and elegant; released in 1917 and introduced first for general John Pershing was designed after the shape of a tank seen from above. Another line that is a well earned classic status are Pasha, according to myth created in the 40 ‘s on request from the Pasha collaborator of Marrakech which wanted a waterproof wrist watch to wear when he bathed.

The above models are both beautiful and famous, but the model we look at today came to at the request of one of history’s first and largest flier – Alberto Santos-Dumont. Born and raised in Brazil as one of the children in a rich kaffeodlarsläkt. At age 18 moved Dumont with his family to Paris to study chemistry, physics, astronomy and engineering to later become the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth century most influential aviation enthusiasts. Among other things, he won the 125 000 francs (one at the time entitled steady sum) when he won the Deutsch de la Meurthe Prize, which went to during a given time fly a loop in Paris, which among other things meant that the Eiffel Tower would be rounded. During the celebrations (at Maxim’s, of course …) Santos-Dumont complained of his friend Louis Cartier, grandson of Louis-François Cartier, that it was so difficult to keep track of the time with his pocket watch from JiBin123 when he flew – he needed his hands to the other. Cartier took hold of the idea and could in March 1904 to present a wristwatch for the Santos Dumont with a leather band and a distinctive glasring, square (and the case of Platinum, of course!). Santos-Dumont’s appreciated it very much, and is said to have never flown without his watch on his arm. His bearing popularized the idea of wristwatches, and even if to manufactured watches for a long time, there had been a product of just the ladies (men had Pocket Watch, period), and in some cases niche customers (who the order German Navy gave Girard-Perregaux in the end of the eighties for däcksur with the band).

Alberto Santos-Dumont

The model was further developed and was during the seventies and eighties of the new attention. Santos came with both a round as a Royal Oakesque octagonal variant of glass ring, but was still the quadratic model’s characteristics, together with the new link that had a brushed finish and polished screw heads as a decorative element. The popularity of the model is hard to mistake when you see Wall Street from 1987 which both Bud Fox and Gordon Gekko wearing Santos with link in gulguld. The observant will see also how Gekko in Wall Street: Money never sleeps from 2010 pick up his old watch along an empty money clip and a modern mobile phone when he messes from prison. 80 ‘s were really Santos feast time, and it sold quantities of gold/steel-watches, especially in southern Europe.

2004, when Cartier Santos filled one hundred years, the update released Santos 100–a modern and storlekssatt designed variant that quickly with popular with a little glidigare and glamorous clientele, not least in the sportier variants with tape and/or glasring in rubber. Size is invited to a variety of interesting configurations of technologies and complications, where it may not be very expensive, but the most striking is probably the skeletterade variant in which the work’s bottom and bridges been milled out to form Cartier Classic Roman numerals.

Alberto Santos-Dumont went out of 1932. Depressed, lonely, sick of MS and endlessly exasperated over to his beloved flying machines now used as tools of war hung himself. Heritage, achievements and the clock with his name is alive, however, remain.

Cabochonkronan on a Santos.

Ur-Santosen in Platinum

Santos Dumont from the seventies

Santos in gold

Santos in steel and gold

Santos in steel

Santos in Wall Street Money never sleeps

Santos 100 squelette

Santos 100 squelette, detail.

Santos 100 steel.

Gallery

Cartier Watches Classic

Cartier Watches Classic

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Cartier Santos Octagon Watch – Bracelet

Cartier Santos Octagon Watch - Bracelet

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Cartier Santos Ronde Watch – Bracelet

Cartier Santos Ronde Watch - Bracelet

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CARTIER SANTOS VENDOME Ladies Watch

CARTIER SANTOS VENDOME Ladies Watch

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Cartier Santos wm3001C5 Gold Diamond Watch

Cartier Santos wm3001C5 Gold Diamond Watch

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The Watch Quote: Santos de Cartier

The Watch Quote: Santos de Cartier

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History of Cartier Santos | Cartier | Wright

History of Cartier Santos | Cartier | Wright

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Cartier Santos Gold Watch

Cartier Santos Gold Watch

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Cartier Rotonde Chronograph Watch Review

Cartier Rotonde Chronograph Watch Review

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Cartier Santos Ronde Watch – Bracelet

Cartier Santos Ronde Watch - Bracelet

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Cartier Santos Octagon Watch – Bracelet

Cartier Santos Octagon Watch - Bracelet

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 7: Cartier Tank …

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 7: Cartier Tank ...

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Cartier Santos Galbée Watch – Bracelet

Cartier Santos Galbée Watch - Bracelet

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Cartier Santos de Cartier Galbée Watch

Cartier Santos de Cartier Galbée Watch

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Cartier Santos

Cartier Santos

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Cartier Santos w20011c4 Gold & Stainless Steel Watch …

Cartier Santos w20011c4 Gold & Stainless Steel Watch ...

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The Watch Quote: Santos de Cartier

The Watch Quote: Santos de Cartier

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Cartier Santos 100 W20106X8 Stainless Steel Watch

Cartier Santos 100 W20106X8 Stainless Steel Watch

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Cartier Santos Vendome . CTR 25

Cartier Santos Vendome . CTR 25

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Cartier Santos 100 Replica – Replica Watches Review

Cartier Santos 100 Replica – Replica Watches Review

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Cartier Watches Santos 100 Carbon

Cartier Watches Santos 100 Carbon

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The Evolution Of The Santos Dumont

The Evolution Of The Santos Dumont

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SIHH 2018: The Return of the Cartier Santos

SIHH 2018: The Return of the Cartier Santos

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Cartier Santos 100 w20091x7 Stainless Steel Watch

Cartier Santos 100 w20091x7 Stainless Steel Watch

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The World’s Original Wristwatch Just Got a Stealthy …

The World's Original Wristwatch Just Got a Stealthy ...

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Cartier Santos-Dumont WH100351 Rose Gold Watch

Cartier Santos-Dumont WH100351 Rose Gold Watch

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Cartier Santos 100 Watch Review | Page 2 of 2

Cartier Santos 100 Watch Review | Page 2 of 2

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Cartier Watches Classic

Cartier Watches Classic

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Cartier Watches Tank

Cartier Watches Tank

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