At the end of the 1960’s while discussing designs for new motor sport related watches, Heuer decided to build a less traditional timepiece that Jack Heuer described as “something out-of-the-box” and “avant-garde”.
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The Cartier Santos undoubtedly deserves a place in this series of blogs as one of the most significant watches through time – definitely one of the watches that changed the world – because it was the first in a long and prestigious line of pilot’s watches.
Since the beginning of time (or at least the accurate measurement of it), clocks have been kept running using a balance wheel – a spring for power, an oscillating mass to regulate the movement and some gears (cogs, or ‘wheels’) to connect this all to the hands and to make sense of it all.