Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Santos de Cartier watch, the Santos 100 embodies Cartier's classic sophistication.
Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, the exceptionally styled Santos 100 embodies Cartier's classic sophistication. A massive block of steel for a fine piece of craftsmanship, it strips away all the nonessential and fittingly pays tribute to the refined allure of a true eccentric.
This largest model Santos 100, the XL, features a classic silver opaline Roman dial with luminous blue steel hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier automatic movement. Unlike quartz watches, this beautiful mechanism dramatically showcases the timeless art of traditional watchmaking.
It is 100% original down to the band and buckle and is in gorgeous condition.
The watch is mint with only a few very light remnants of wear visible. The case and buckle present as 97% like new. The original band shows only fairly mild signs of having been worn on the underside - on the outside it presents as mint. The dial and crystal are both like new.
Our Master Watchmaker has replaced the waterproofing gaskets with new genuine Cartier seals and performed any needed servicing.
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. international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Celebrated for their impeccable quality and flawless designs, Cartier watches rank among the most luxurious and expensive in the world. Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, the company's watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any woman 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: Santos 100XL, W20106X8
Serial no.: 735581CE
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Mint
Dimensions: 38mm (not including guards nor crown - 41.5mm including guards) x 51mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Silver opaline, Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, 'epee' hands, like new
Movement type: Cartier automatic caliber 049, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Original, leather, signed Cartier Made in France, double deployment clasp in steel, shows only fairly mild signs of having been worn on the underside - on the outside it presents as mint.
Servicing: Our Master Watchmaker has replaced the waterproofing gaskets with new genuine Cartier seals and performed any needed servicing.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to keep perfect time
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty.
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.