Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, the exceptionally styled Santos embodies Cartier's classic sophistication.
Today's offering showcases this superior Certified Pre-Owned mens Santos. It features a stainless steel case, 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 that showcases the timeless art of traditional watchmaking.
Besides its beautiful condition, what sets this example apart from others is its unique bracelet. We have been told by another dealer that the bracelet was a special edition made only for one year in the '90's.
We are proud to offer this mens Santos Galbee in mint condition - it presents as a 9.6 out of 10. The bracelet has only slight stretch. On the wrist it presents like new.
A Master Watchmaker has just freshly overhauled the movement. It is keeping very accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying the watch is a period correct Cartier certificate that came with the watch when we acquired it. The serial number that's filled in is different from the watch's. It may be original to the watch and was just filled in incorrectly or the wrong one given to the customer, as happens frequently, or it may have later been paired with it.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
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 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 Automatic Santos
Serial no.: 234799801
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. One pin prick indention in back. All stampings are intact but the lightly stamped serial number is faint.
Case markings (outer): Cartier, Automatique, registration numbers
Dimensions: 32mm wide with guards x 41mm long
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, 'epee' hands, secret Cartier signature at "7", expertly refinished to mint condition
Movement type: Cartier automatic, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Santos "Godron" bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. just under 7.5 inches, adjustable, only slight stretch, presents as mint condition
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has just freshly overhauled the movement. 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; New timing certificate; A period correct Cartier certificate that came with the watch when we aquired it. The serial number that's filled in is different from the watch's. It may be original to the watch and was just filled in incorrectly or the wrong one given to the customer, as happens frequently, or it may have later been paired with it.
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.