Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, the exceptionally styled Santos embodies Cartier's classic sophistication. This mens full size Santos features a stainless steel case with 18K bezel, classic iovry 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 that showcases the timeless art of traditional watchmaking.
Today's offering showcases this Certified Pre-Owned Santos. It presents in beautiful condition - about a 9.2 out of 10. The bracelet shows moderate signs of stretch - otherwise the watch and bracelet would presents as a 9.7. It presents as mint on the wrist.
Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the movement and replaced the waterproofing seals with new Cartier gaskets.
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, and Djimon Hounsou, 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 him 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, ref. 1172961
Serial no.: 134,506
Year Model: c. 1998
Functions: Hours and Minutes (Automatic), Quick-set Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men - today a small unisex size
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint. Very slight remnants of wear to the back. Presents as mint on the wrist.
Case markings (outer): Santos de Cartier, Automatique, Swiss Made
Dimensions: 32mm wide with guards x 41mm long
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, 'epee' hands, secret Cartier signature at "7", original, mint
Movement type: Cartier automatic, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel with 18K accents, polished and brushed, excellent, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 7 inches, adjustable, finish presents as mint condition on the wrist and it has moderate stretch
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled. New Cartier gaskets 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.
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
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.