In a world full of flash-in-the-pan moments, of style trends that arrive and depart, there’s a certain kind of assuredness that comes with a model like the Santos-Dumont. Its high-efficiency quartz moment will give you six years of power, while its timeless, 1904-inspired design is bound to look just as handsome 100 years from now.
Skeletonised watches, when they first came about, were a sort of statement from their crafters: that, by taking away as much as possible, only beauty would be left behind. This Santos de Cartier makes an awfully good case for it. By night, it’s chic and sleek, and the daylight hours will only accentuate the hints of sapphire on your wrist.
Photography: Efraim evidor
Styling: Keanoush Zargham