Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, the exceptionally styled Santos embodies Cartier's classic sophistication. This Certified Pre-Owned mens full size Santos combines elegance with a very distinctive luxury character.
It features an 18K gold case with original blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and Swiss mechanical Cartier movement.
Bejeweled with a full brilliant cut diamond bezel with larger size diamonds and full pave diamond dial, it is a true statement piece. The diamonds are high quality, suitable for a watch of this level - they are brilliant cut, white, eye clean, and full of fire. The diamonds have previously been aftermarket set (non-Cartier) by a jeweler.
Our photos couldn't do the diamonds justice. In direct light they radiate and shimmer!
Unlike the quartz version of the Santos, this more desirable mechanical example possesses an automatic movement that showcases the timeless art of traditional watchmaking.
It presents in gorgeous condition. Overall it presents as about a 9.3 out of 10 because it has light remnants of wear/aging to the back. On the wrist it presents as just short of perfect mint condition.
It comes equipped with original navy blue genuine Cartier band and original 18K gold Cartier tang buckle.
The movement has been 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).
Like a brand new Cartier Santos, it continues to keep chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying the watch are its Cartier box and open Cartier certificate.
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.
Retail price for a new Santos: If the diamonds were Cartier factory set, the retail price would be approx. $24,000.00 USD
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
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Set Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold and aftermarket brilliant diamonds
Case condition: Just short of mint condition with light remants of wear to the back. Presents on the wrist as very close to perfect mint.
Case markings (outer): Cartier, Automatique
Dimensions: 32mm wide with guards x 41mm long
Dial: Gold pave set with diamonds, aftermarket, original blue steel 'epee' hands, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier automatic, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Original Cartier, alligator, navy blue, fully stitched, padded, fairly lightly worn - still very serviceable, with original 18K gold Cartier buckle
Serviced: Yes, the movement has been recently serviced (a $495 value). Our Master Watchmaker has replaced all of the waterproofing seals with new genuine Cartier gaskets.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Like a brand new Cartier Santos, it continues to keep chronometer grade time in all five testing positions. 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 - Cartier box; PAPERS - Open Cartier certificate; 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.