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A true French classic, this stainless steel Cartier Santos men's automatic watch keeps alive the tradition of Cartier's first wristwatch, which was named after dashing Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. This modern Santos has a clean, contemporary look that would feel right at home strolling down the Champs-Elysées. The square watch case features rounded corners, slightly raised bezel with screw-down accents, and unique steel octagonal crown set with a faceted spinel on its tip. The guilloche-patterned silver dial offers a full Roman numeral display in an italicized font and sword-shaped black hands (with seconds hand). Other features include a single-link stainless steel bracelet band that continues the screw-down accents from the bezel and water resistance to 30 meters (99 feet)--enabling it to withstand splashes and accidental dunks into the water, but not suitable for swimming.
An automatic (or self-winding) watch is fitted with a device (rotor) that automatically winds the spring by using the force of gravity. It needs no battery, but it will stop if you have been physically inactive for an extended period of time--as long as you're moving, the watch will stay powered. Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Perrelet invented the self-winding mechanism in 1770. It worked on the same principle as a modern pedometer, and was designed to wind as the owner walked.
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Cartier|
|Dial window material type||Scratch resistant sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||30 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||8.3 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|