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Cartier: The Santos Strap Story

Jul 3, 2018

One of the many innovative visionaries who would change the world, Santos-Dumont (a pioneering aviator who designed 22 flying machines around the turn of the century) was friends with Louis Cartier, another forward thinker of the times. When Santos-Dumont complained to Cartier that it was cumbersome to have to take out his pocket watch to […]

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One of the many innovative visionaries who would change the world, Santos-Dumont (a pioneering aviator who designed 22 flying machines around the turn of the century) was friends with Louis Cartier, another forward thinker of the times. When Santos-Dumont complained to Cartier that it was cumbersome to have to take out his pocket watch to check the time while flying, Cartier surprised his friend with a solution: the first modern-day wristwatch. The year was 1904, and that single wristwatch was the inspiration for an entire collection of revolutionary timepieces that would take the watch world by storm; and the rest, as they say, is history.

Read on about the Santos de Cartier in our latest issue of Timeless Magazine.

 

Read more about cartier in our latest issue of Timeless Magazine.

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