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Cartier Santos Dumont 2 ors - large model - 1970s

Cartier Santos Dumont 2 ors - large model - 1970s

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Rare, very rare, and even more beautiful.


If today we are used to the designs of the Santos Dumont, we must still remember the small revolution that came with the release of the first men's wristwatch at the beginning of the 20th century. A watch on the wrist! And a square one too! A watch with sharp edges, with visible nails to hold and secure the glass ! This revolution was such a success that the Santos Dumont is still in Cartier's catalog 120 years later.

This version is undoubtedly the rarest, and one of the most precious of the Santos Dumont. Santos Dumont are usually in yellow gold. This one is in 2 golds: white gold for the most important part of the case, and yellow gold for the crown and the insert. This is the large model: 25x36mm for a rather thick case, which promises a real presence on a female or male wrist. Of course, the movement is manual, like all watches in the classic range (despite a few rare exceptions of self-winding movement) sold by Cartier in the 1970s.

The dial remains the classic dial of the 1970s, with the mention Paris (also engraved on the back of the watch), which indicates that the watch was sold Place Vendôme in Paris.

Such a precious and rare watch would not be complete without its solid yellow gold folding clasp.

Why did Françoise choose it ?

The Santos Dumont is a piece of considerable importance for horology and for Cartier altogether. It represents the first wristwatch for men. It is also the first watch design by Louis Cartier, and Santos Dumont are still in production 119 years later. If Françoise is very fond of the modernity and practicality of the Santos with integrated bracelets, she has a particular respect and love for the timeless design of the classic Santos Dumont. Françoise could not miss an opportunity to offer you this very rare version, which will find its place both as an everyday watch or in the middle of a larger collection.


Like the Tank, the Santos-Dumont is one of Cartier's legendary models. It was designed in 1904 by Louis Cartier for his friend the aviator and explorer Alberto Santos-Dumont. A pioneering watch, not only for aviation but also in the history of watchmaking: it is the first men's wristwatch. Most Santos Dumonts were sold in yellow gold. Some were available in white gold and platinum. Even rarer are those in yellow gold and white gold like this one!

Since its market launch in 1911, the Santos Dumont succes has never been denied. It grew with the appearance of its sportier version with an integrated bracelet, the Santos. In its most classic version, the Santos Dumont has lived through several variations in size, thiness and movement.


Large model: 25mm x 36mm


Case in white gold and yellow gold. Yellow gold folding clasp.

Usage instructions

Mechanical movement (need to be manually wound every day). Movement serviced.


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Hand-in for Paris possible after receipt of funds.

Return and Refund Policy

Despite the photos and the description, which we hope are as accurate as possible, we know that the relationship to a jewel or a watch is above all physical. This is why we offer a possible return for 15 days, no question asked. The watch needs to be in the same mechanical and aesthetic condition it was sent in. Reimbursement within 5 days of receipt of the watch.

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