Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, the exceptionally styled Santos Dumont embodies Cartier's classic sophistication.
This Certified Pre-Owned ladies Santos Dumont from the Collection Privee features an ultra-slim 18K case, classic white Roman dial with blue steel hands, sapphire topped crown, and high grade, hand-crafted mechanical movement.
Unlike modern quartz watches, this beautiful mechanism dramatically showcases the timeless art of traditional watchmaking at its finest.
The ultra thin movement is unusally high-grade for a vintage Cartier and is actually a Frederic Piguet caliber made for Cartier. It is very finely finished and adjusted to six positions, like only the finest watches normally are.
It is in very pleasing original condition and presents as close to mint. It presents as about a 9 out of 10 or better.
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.
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-Dumont 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: Santos Dumont
Serial no.: 960532107
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outer): 18K, 750, Swiss, Minerva gold mark
Case markings (inner): Official Cartier registration numbers, PARIS, Swiss hallmark
Case condition: Just short of mint with light wear to the screw heads
Dimensions: 23.5mm x 31mm
Dial: White, Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 10, 'epee' hands, original, just short of mint condition with light crazing lines visible only under magnification
Movement type: Very high grade, manually wound, Frederic Piguet caliber made for Cartier, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, shock resistant, 17 jewels, adjusted to 6 positions
Crystal: Sapphire, excellent condition
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 C.O.T. warranty.
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.