I have purchased my share of savvy and not so much goodies over the years and one of my all time favorite splurges must be the Cartier Santos. I got this watch for myself as a birthday present many moons ago. It's a savvy investment because I wear it almost daily.***Interesting fact about Santos: Louis Cartier was commissioned in 1904 to design a watch for his friend and client Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont, one of the early pioneers of aviation. Alberto Santo-Dumont needed a more suitable timepiece for his dare devil flights. He asked Cartier to design something for him, thus the "Santos" was born. Santos-Dumont watches did not go on sale until 1911.I like the feel of the watch on my wrist. It's very ergonomic with a slight curve to fit the curvature of a wrist comfortably. Since the introduction of the first Santos, Cartier now offers many sizes and designs for both men and women.
It's a great style for his and her watch set. The design is not overly masculine or feminine. Do you have a favorite Cartier style? Or, which of the Santos do you like?