The Octagon is a seldom seen watch in the Santos line and is one of the affordable distinctive luxury watches. It is beautifully styled and its eight-sided bezel is suggestive of the iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
Not a large watch, this Certified Pre-Owned mens Octagon measures 31mm wide and the crown and guards add a couple more millimeters. It features a stainless steel case with octagonal screwed in bezel, classic white Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and mechanical Cartier movement.
Unlike the quartz version of the Santos, this more desirable mechanical example possesses an automatic movement and in a way showcases the timeless art of traditional watchmaking.
It has fully Cartier parts down to the original dial, hands, and crown and presents as gorgeous condition - overall about a 9.5 out of 10. The back has light remnants of wear from the bracelet contacting it. On the wrist it presents nearly like new.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Cartier gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value). It winds very smoothly for this model.
We have timed it in five chronometer testing positions, and it continues to run very accurately. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Worn by Bill Clinton, Elton John, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, Cartier watches have long been favourites 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
Model: Mens Santos Octagon (Automatic)
Year built: c. 1990's
Serial no.: 296501323
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 31mm x 38mm (without crown), 9mm thick
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Automatique, Cartier registration no. (296501323)
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. The lightly stamped Cartier registration numbers that are often not visible on these watches because of having been polished are light but fully intact. The back has very slight remnants of wear from the the bracelet contacting it. On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, aperture for date, blue steel 'epee' hands, original just short of mint condition with the slightest bit of toning
Movement type: Cartier Swiss made automatic
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 7.35 inches, adjustable, finish presents as just short of mint condition with fairly mild to moderate stretch
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Cartier gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation making it ready for immediate enjoyment. (a $495 value). It winds very smoothly for this model.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We timed it in five chronometer testing positions, and it continues to run very accurately. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
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
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within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
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Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
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recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.