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.
One of the classic versions of the Santos is the Santos Vendome. Our Certified Pre-Owned Vendome showcased here is the largest version of the watch, though it is not a large watch. It measures 32mm wide and the crown add a couple more millimeters.
Originally a mens watch, it could also easily be worn by a woman looking for a full size Cartier.
It features the distinctives that make it easily recognizable as a Cartier - a stainless steel case with screwed in bezel, classic white Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, Cartier Santos bracelet, and sapphire topped crown.
It has the newer style heavier Santos bracelet, much more solid than previous generations. Powering the watch is its Swiss Cartier quartz engine that never needs winding.
It is fully Cartier and presents as gorgeous condition - it presents as about a 9.4 out of 10. The bracelet is tight, and on the wrist it presents beautifully.
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A watchmaker has installed a new battery battery, and we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyemnt.
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Mens Santos Vendome
Serial no.: 8192509229
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown), 37mm long lug tip to tip. 5mm thick
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Presents on the wrist as just short of mint with a few hairlines and light wear. All markings on the back are fully legible - the serial number is just slightly ligher, all the rest are strong and clear
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, aperture for date, blue steel 'epee' hands, original, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier Swiss quartz
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of to approx. just over 7 inches, adjustable, remnants of wear on the underside, presents on the wrist as just short of mint condition with a few hairlines and almost no stretch
Serviced: A new battery has been installed. 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
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.