Today we will talk about the five Objects of the Best replica Cartier in Motion: Today we will talk about the five Objects of the Best replica Cartier in Motion:
1. A replica of the Aeroplane Santos-Dumont 20
Pride of place at the exhibition goes to a full-size copy of the original Demoiselle No20 designed and flown by Santos-Dumont. Constructed using bamboo joined by steel rods with wings made from silk, the aviator would use the aircraft to visit friends at their country estates on the outskirts of Paris. Using the aircraft, in 1909 Santos-Dumont set an airspeed record of 55.8 miles/hour over a distance of five miles, but this is not the reason Lord Foster sought its inclusion in the exhibition. “It was relatively late in the process that we discovered that we could actually get [the model],” he says. “I went to Le Bourget aircraft museum, and it was in the archive there, so in a way, this exhibition makes it possible for people to share.
2. The Santos fake watch
The aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont was a friend of Louis Cartier, who in 1904 solved one of the myriad problems facing pioneers of powered flight, the need to accurately time flights whilst single-handedly piloting an aircraft. Cartier’s solution was the Santos watch, which could be strapped to the wrist, thereby allowing Santos-Dumont to time his flights without removing his hands from the steering mechanism. Today the Santos is considered the first modern wristwatch – ie not just a small timepiece attached to a wrist with ribbons as had previously sufficed. “And that was a radical departure at that time,” as Lord Foster observes.
3. The city of Paris
At the beginning of the 20th century, Paris “had undergone this extraordinary transformation under Haussmann,” explains Lord Foster. “From one of the vilest, violent, crime-ridden [cities in the world] to the great boulevards and spaces we take for granted today. And this happened in an incredibly short space of time. And in a way, the very nature of the city is the setting for Santos-Dumont’s extraordinary aviation feats.
4. The best replica Cartier craftsmen
“The final object would be the workbench and the tools. Because that’s the human element and they need sit, the physical object that the guy straps on his wrist so he can really concentrate on the piloting, that’s made possible by those who make it. And in our increasingly digital world, our virtual world, in the end, it’s very much about the human element.”