The Cartier Santos-Dumont is one of the first wristwatches ever created. Louis Cartier himself designed the watch in order to meet the need of legendary aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont.
He complained about the difficulty of checking his pocket watch during flights and wanted a watch that he can wear safely while flying. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, the Cartier Santos-Dumont is still being produced and still bears the iconic octagonal case of the original design.