Cartier Santos 100 Chronograph Rose Gold
Black, Roman Numeral
carbon, Rose Gold
In 1847, Cartier was founded in Paris by Louis-François Cartier, a master jeweller. However, it was his grandsons, Pierre, Louis and Jacques who would ultimately bring the brand to worldwide prominence, opening boutiques in Paris, London and New York
Who other than Louis Cartier was capable of granting the wish of famous Brazlilian aviator Santos Dumont, to be able to tell time while flying? This friendship, formed in 1904, yielded one of the first ever wristwatches. The iconic model is reinterpreted here with a slightly curved case embellished with exposed screws, modest and elegant in equal measures.
The Santos 100 chronograph is crafted in an amorphous diamond-like carbon (ADLC) and rose gold.
Cartier says, ADLC stands out of all other coating methods due to its unique property of the coating thickness, implying it will not demonstrate a contrasting color in case of scratching.
Besides, the case is distinguished by a fingerprint-resistant treatment, so there will not be left a fingerprint while touching it. According to Cartier, this process of specific treatment is applied in military equipment and the brand possesses exclusive rights to use the treatment in question for timepieces.
Cartier offers three interpretations – the Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph, Santos 100 XL and Santos 100.