What is the connection between Cartier and this famous tourist landmark …
Cartier watches? …….
The first photo is the famous Paris Eiffel Tower, built as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. It has a total height of 1,050 feet, equivalent to 81 floors, and is the tallest building in Paris. It was originally only 300 meters high, but still maintained the world record for 41 years of man-made buildings, until it was surpassed by the Chrysler Building in 1930. In 1957, the Eiffel Tower was expanded to its present height. The second photo is a Cartier Santos-Dumont skeleton dial. The connection between these two metal skeletons is Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Alberto Santos-Dumont is a pioneer of Embraer and a friend of Louis Cartier. A descendant of the Brazilian coffee empire, Santos Dumont has the ability to pay for his addicted flying dream. He was a pioneer in aviation and devoted much of his adult life over Paris, France.
Many of his experiments are spectacular and successful, so his life is full of ups and downs.
Santos Dumont designed and built the first practical spacecraft, thus proving the possibility of controlled flight. On October 19, 1901, the spacecraft circled the Eiffel Tower and won the Deutsch de la Meurthe Award.
After years of flight experiments, in 1906, Santos Dumont flew the 14-bis and oiseau de proie designed by himself, and was certified by the Air France Club and the International Aviation Federation (FAI).
In 1904, his friend Louis Cartier (wearing a beret) gave him a Cartier watch, which solved the problem of having to dig into his pocket while in flight, and concentrate on controlling the plane. In 1904, his friend Louis Cartier (wearing a beret) gave him a Cartier watch, which solved the problem of having to dig into his pocket while in flight, and concentrate on controlling the plane.
In 1911, the first Santos-Dumont version was released.
Cartier, Paris, 1913 (House of Watches / text Ruan Ruan)