which Santos was first?

May 03, 2018,09:05 AM

Hello everyone, Just wish to know which one of these two Santos watches was the first design? Is it this without the screws/nails:

Or this one:

Thanks in advance, W.F.

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Can't help you further, but a very interesting question indeed!

 By: raymond74 : May 3rd, 2018-11:03
Looking forward what the other forum members might know about it!

A version with a bezel was first

 By: Geo : May 3rd, 2018-11:48
The first model without the bezel is a Santos Dumont from around 1910. Cartier used this 'design' again in 2004, when the large antos Dumont without bezel was introduced. In 1904 the Santos Dumont was designed, by Louis Cartier, with a bezel. I do not rec... 

Love these watches [nt]

 By: Passionata_george : May 3rd, 2018-11:57

After a short research :

 By: W.F. : May 5th, 2018-19:33

The book is called WHITE by Osvaldo Patrizzi

 By: Geo : November 17th, 2018-23:05
The book is published by Antiquorum. ISBN 2-940019-34-7 There was also a mini pocket edition that contains the same information. But the big book is the one to have. GEO