HIGH-FLYERS

CARTIER

Watches are one of the amazing ways accessories display your personality – Posh, Sporty, Baby, Scary, Ginger… okay not all of those make sense, but you get the drift. With the Santos- Dumont XL watch, said personality would be Highly Adventurous. Created by Louis Cartier in 1904 for his friend, aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, so he could check the time in-flight, the original Santos-Dumont watch was a true token of the pair’s friendship, and became the first modern wristwatch. This summer, the timepiece comes transformed, larger, and in three audacious new designs blessed with wider dials in either gold, gold and steel, or steel only. A symbol of the watchmaker’s dedication to minutiae, luxurious highlights include the synthetic spinel cabochon and the caseback engraving with a set of initials: S.D., the signature of Alberto Santos-Dumont. What this watch reads? Elegance, at its flying-wrist-finest.

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