Alberto Santos-Dumont required a watch that he could use during his flights as one of the early aviators. Current watches were impractical and thus he asked his friend, a French watchmaker called Louis Cartier, to design him a more practical watch. Although the wristwatch had already been earlier invented by Patek Philippe, Louis Cartier created the first practical man's wristwatch.
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