201. A yellow gold and stainless steel Cartier Santos lady’s wristwatch

A yellow gold and stainless steel Cartier Santos lady’s wristwatch
Late 20th century
Case: yellow gold and stainless steel, 24 mm diameter
Bracelet: original Cartier stainless steel and gold strap with original Cartier stainless steel and gold clasp
Dial: white with sapphire glass
Case number: 090205711
Numbered: Cartier 079
Caliber: ETA 2671
Accessories: presentation box, certificate and user guide
Gross weight approx. 56.5 g
Movement not tested
Note:
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, people were strapping pocket watches to their wrists or fitting old movements into modified cases with straps, but the Santos was, from idea to initial execution, exclusively a wristwatch. Upon request, Louis Cartier made a special watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont in 1904. As an inventor and aviator, Alberto needed a timekeeper he could check without taking his hands off the controls of his early aircraft. Alberto’s celebrity status made the men’s wristwatch a fashion icon overnight, and wrote the Cartier Santos into the history books. Most recently, there was the Santos 100 collection. Launched in 2004 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Louis Cartier making a wristwatch for his pioneering friend.
* Condition report available upon request

Taxatie
€ 600 - 1.000
Hamerbedrag
€ 800