Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, the fashionably styled Santos exhibits Cartier's classic sophistication.
This ladies Santos features a stainless steel case with elegant silver Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier quartz movement.
This is a newer style Santos with heavy bracelet.
It presents in gorgeous condition. The crown, which had a broken sapphire, has been replaced with a new one sapphire one. Otherwise it presents as about a 9.8 out of 10 - on the wrist almost indistinguishable from new.
Our Master Watchmaker has 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 $395 value).
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Retail price for a new Santos: $4,600.00 USD
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 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, Ref. 1565
Serial no.: 918890CD
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Just short of perfect mint condition - 9.7 out of 10. Almost indistinguishable from new without close inspection.
Case markings (outer): Cartier, Water Resistant, Swiss Made, 1565, 918890CD
Dimensions: 26mm wide with guards (excluding crown) x 35mm long
Dial: Silver, black Roman numerals, 'epee' hands, secret Cartier signature at "X", like new
Movement type: Cartier quartz caliber 157
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, , sized to fit a wrist up to approx. just over 6.5 inches, adjustable, presents mint condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by our Master Watchmaker ($395 value). All waterproofing gaskets replaced with new Cartier seals. 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 - 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.