Elegance is a fleeting concept. It’s delicate and very easy to overdue, also very hard to distil. When it comes to watches no brand has managed to capture true elegance and style the way Cartier has. All Cartier collections have an amazing sense of style and proportion, a very imaginative play with classic watch elements and a fantastic build quality. The Cartier Santos Stainless Steel is a fantastic watch part of a truly fantastic collection. This is more than a simple watch collection, it has a history behind it that few watches and indeed few watch companies can brag with. The Cartier Santos is inspired by the friendship Louis Cartier had with the Brazilian pioneer aviator Alberto Santos Dumont. Santos’ desire to be able to tell time while flying was enough of an idea for Louis Cartier to produce the first ever wristwatch, something much more practical than the pocket watches that were very popular at the time. This watch coupled with Santos’ popularity and the end of the 20th century truly made a big impact in the way wrist watches we’re perceived and are perceived today.
This legendary brand was and still is a fantastically innovative name that produces some of the most amazing time pieces in the world. Cartier watches is one of the world’s most important brands and has had a very important role in popularizing wristwatches in the early years of the 20th century. The watch was a historic achievement for both watchmaking and aviation as it helped pave the way for both industries while they we’re in their early days. The Cartier Santos Stainless Steel pays homage to this fantastic watch 100 years after the above mentioned events.
The sporty feel and the simplicity of the design are beautifully encapsulated in this modern masterpiece. A design that is as elegant as it is durable and functional. This fantastic timepiece is a real eye catcher and will be admired both as a great watch and as a piece of historical value by anyone who has the slightest notion of aviation history or watches. Its design is unchanged for the past decade, a detail that only increased its popularity and made it a truly timeless piece.
The watch can be worn to just about any event, being the very definition of elegance and taste. It can go fantastically with a suit and can be worn both for functionality as well as for the class and distinction it gives its wearer as soon as he or she puts it around their wrist. Another fantastic detail about this watch is its understated masculinity, its fantastic shape and numerals give it an air of style, and elegance without making it a light watch, something to be worn only to prestigious high end events. This watch would truly be a fantastic gift, one that can be as much a history lesson in watchmaking and aviation as well as a useful elegant and durable time piece, one that can be passed on for generations.