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The Watch Gallery has the pleasure of introducing luxury Swiss retailer Bucherer to the UK. After a recent acquisition we are now proud to be part of the Bucherer family. With 130 years of watch expertise, your Swiss watch purchases will be courtesy of Europe’s leading Swiss watch retailer.

Bucherer combine their strong passion for watches, impeccable hospitality and brand relationships straight from Lucerne - the heart of Switzerland.

Santos de Cartier

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Santos de Cartier

The Santos de Cartier Collection

In 1904 the great aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to his friend Louis Cartier about the impracticality of having to use his pocket watch to make time measurements when flying. The result was Cartiers first wristwatch - a personal gift to Santos-Dumont that would eventually be displayed in the Paris Air Museum next to the 1908 Demoiselle - the last aircraft built by Santos. Santos-Dumonts celebrity status helped make the wristwatch popular amongst men in the early 20th century. The Cartier Santos was launched to the public in 1911 and with its geometric form and rounded corners was an early expression of the Art Deco form. In 2004 the Cartier Santos 100 was launched to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original Santos de Cartier watch.Other popular models include the Santos Galbée.

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