Cartier Santos Gablee
Deployment Buckle, Stainless Steel
Roman Numeral, Silver
Santos de Cartier Galbée watch, mechanical self-winding movement Cartier Calibre 049. Steel case, faceted steel crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, silvered opaline dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands in blued steel, sapphire crystal, steel bracelet, calendar aperture at 4:30. Case dimensions: 45.54 mm x 34.87 mm, 8.67 mm thick. Water-resistant to 30 metres/100 feet
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.