Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, this Certified Pre-Owned Santos embodies Cartier's classic sophistication.
It clearly demonstrates the distinction associated with Cartier and is easily recognizable at a glance - stainless steel case, classic white dial with Roman numerals, blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and Santos bracelet.
Unlike the quartz version of the Santos, this mechanical example has a mechanism that showcases the timeless art of traditional Swiss watchmaking.
It is fully Cartier and presents as gorgeous condition. The finish presents as about a 9.8 out of 10. The bracelet has fairly mild stretch, so overall it presents as about a 9.5. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
Note that the blued steel hands came out looking brighter under the photography lights than they do in person.
A Master Watchmaker has just disassembled the movement down to its last screw and overhauled it, and it has been meticulously detailed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Note that the waterproofing gasket in the crown makes this model slightly stiff to wind. If you would prefer never to handwind it, it's a great candidate to be placed on a watch winder for convenience.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, Cartier watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and anyone desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.
Cartier created the Santos in honor of the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Alberto Santos-Dumont, a true daring aviation pioneer, flew in France and Europe in some of the first prototype airplanes. After hearing complaints from his friend about how difficult it was to access his pocket watch in the cockpit, Cartier rose to the challenge by creating a special watch that could be strapped to the wrist.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Women
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outer): Cartier, Automatique (the other markings are light from having been previously polished)
Case condition: Just short of mint with signs of previous polishing to the back. On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dimensions: 24mm wide (without crown) x 34.5mm long
Dial: White, black painted Roman numerals, Cartier signature at X, refinished to mint condition
Hands: Original, blue steel, "epees". Note that the blued steel hands came out looking brighter under the photography lights than they do in person.
Movement type: Cartier Swiss made automatic
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, approx. 6.25 inches, adjustable, finish presents on the wrist as mint condition and it has fairly mild stretch. Please inquire if you need additional links.
Serviced: Yes, freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.