Cartier presents three new Santos-Dumont models in steel, pink gold and platinum, distinguished by a lacquered finish on the surfaces of the case and bezel. An exercise in style and a refined tribute to elegance.
The Santos Dumont collection is a tribute to the first wristwatch designed for the famous aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, by Louis Cartier. Style is the main feature of Alberto Santos-Dumont, a pioneer of the skies remembered for his flawless look on all occasions.
Redesigned in 2018, the Santos-Dumont watch is faithful to the purity of the design of the original model. The watch is part of a collection that this year is enriched with three new refined and exclusive watches, an expression of the elegance inherited from Alberto Santos-Dumont.
The three color variants in burgundy and platinum, beige and gold or black and steel are coated with a thin layer of lacquer, smoothed and polished by hand. The translucent lacquer that enhances and gives elegance and depth to the colors of the dial. The case measures 43,5 x 31,4mm and houses the 430 MC in-house hand-wound movement.
Having had the opportunity to try it on the wrist, I can tell you that it is one of the most fascinating models presented by Cartier this year. I particularly liked the version that combines beige and rose gold lacquer. Live the hue looks almost ivory and the watch is sleek and contemporary on the wrist.
All three versions will be available in limited quantities. The platinum version with burgundy lacquer will be limited to 150 pieces; the pink gold version with beige lacquer will be limited to 250 pieces; the one in steel with black lacquer will not be limited to the specimens, but to the production period presumably next year.