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 previously custom-refinished black Roman dial with steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier mechanical movement.
The original bezel has previously been aftermarket set with brilliant sparkling diamonds that are white and eye clean.
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. On the wrist it presents as about a 9.5 out of 10 - almost like new with slight wear and stretch to the bracelet.
Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the movement.
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 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
Serial no.: Appears to be 296,001,971
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 light signs of polishing and remants of wear to the back
Case markings (outer): Cartier
Dimensions: 32mm wide with guards x 41mm long
Dial: Black with silver Roman numerals, 'epee' hands, secret Cartier signature at "7", original dial previously custom refinished to black, presents as mint
Movement type: Cartier automatic, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, excellent, sized to fit a wrist of approx. just under 7.5 inches, adjustable, presents as just short of mint condition with very light remnants of wear and light stretch/stiff links
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year 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
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.