In 1904, the world of aviation witnessed a pivotal moment when Alberto Santos-Dumont, a pioneering Brazilian aviator, voiced his frustration to a close French watchmaker friend. His complaint revolved around the impracticality and unreliability of pocket watches while navigating the skies. In response, the French watchmaker embarked on a groundbreaking journey to create a wristwatch that would redefine timekeeping in the realm of aviation.
This innovative wristwatch, featuring a distinctive rounded-cornered square bezel expertly secured to a strap, was a revelation. It was named after its visionary creator’s dear friend, Alberto Santos-Dumont, marking the birth of the world’s first wristwatch. The legacy of this pioneering French watchmaker grew to become synonymous with exquisite timepieces, celebrated for their impeccable workmanship and refined taste.
Today, we pay homage to this remarkable timepiece and its visionary creator with our Aviador Watch. This tribute captures the essence of the original while introducing contemporary variations that make it a timeless masterpiece.
The Aviador proudly sports a square case, slightly curved on all sides, ensuring effortless comfort on the wrist, mirroring the original design’s elegance. Slanted hour markers, a fusion of Roman and Arabic numerals, adorn the dial, adding a touch of sophistication. To aid adventurers in their quests, we’ve incorporated three subdials for tracking the date, day of the week, and military time.
Aesthetically, the Aviador stands as an exceptional homage to the original masterpiece. In terms of precision, it goes even further. Driven by your body’s motion, this automatic watch boasts 18 exquisite jewels, ensuring impeccable timekeeping. The exhibition back allows you to peer into the heart of this classically inspired timepiece, revealing its intricate inner workings.
Venturing into one of the French watchmaker’s boutiques for a similar timepiece could easily cost you around $25,000. However, we’ve priced the Aviador within reach as a testament to those who appreciate life’s finer things and understand the art of securing a remarkable deal.
The Aviador Watch is more than a timepiece; it’s a salute to the spirit of adventure and innovation. Embrace the legacy of Alberto Santos-Dumont and make the Aviador your own.