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 classic white Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and high grade mechanical 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.
It is fully Cartier and presents in gorgeous condition - it presents as about a 9.5 out of 10. The dial slight aging in one corner - our magnified photos show it much more than it does in person. It is difficult to see in person. The bracelet has very little stretch.
The movement has just been freshly cleaned and oiled, and the reverser wheels replaced with new ones. (They often fail and tend to be in less than excellent condition on most pre-owned examples). All of the waterproofing seals have been replaced with new Cartier gaskets. It is running very true and winds very smoothly.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
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 and Minutes (Automatic), Quick-set Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Just short of mint condition with signs of polishing, light remnants of wear to the back.
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, very good condition with light aging in one corner - our magnified photos show it much more than it does in person.
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, polished and brushed, excellent, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 7.6 inches, adjustable, presents as just short of mint condition with very little stretch
Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced and waterproofing gaskets replaced with new Cartier seals. We replaced the reverser wheels with new ones (they often fail and tend to be in less than excellent condition on most pre-owned examples)
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Original papers and certificate; New C.O.T. 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.