Cartier has presented an oversized version of its iconic Santos-Dumont model, which will be available in Cartier Santos three variants: stainless steel, rose gold and steel.
These new Santos-Dumont XL reference cases measure 46.6 mm x 33.9 mm and have an overall thickness of just 7.5 mm, thanks to the use of the Cartier hand-wound 30MC movement, which is just 2.15 mm thick.
This movement beats at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour), guaranteeing a limited autonomy of 38 hours and forcing the owner to wind the watch every day.
The typical Santos model details are all there: sword-shaped blue polished hour and minute hands, Roman numerals and a crown with cabochon inlay.
The sturdy caseback is engraved with the initials S and D, Alberto Santos-Dumont’s signature.