Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, the Santos embodies Cartier's classic sophistication. This mens full size modern Santos features a stainless steel case, classic ivory dial with Roman numerals, blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, Santos bracelet, and Cartier quartz movement.
The original bezel has previously been aftermarket set with brilliant sparkling diamonds that are white and eye clean.
We are pleased to offer this mens Santos Galbee. It present in gorgeous condition - it presents as about a 9.6 out of 10. The bracelet shows signs of polishing and on very small scratch. On the wrist the watch looks essentially like new. Note that the markers are silver color steel - they are not black as the reflection suggests. Also note that the dial is just slightly more invory in tone than the photos suggest.
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.
Cartier created the Santos in honor of the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Alberto Santos-Dumont, a true 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 Galbee, ref. 987901
Serial no.: 17294
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Quick-Setting Date, Originally Waterproof, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outer): Cartier, Water Resistant, Swiss Made
Case condition: Mint condition
Dimensions: 32mm wide with crown x 41mm long
Dial: Ivory, steel Roman numerals, 'epee' hands, date at "6", original, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier quartz
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7 1/4 inches, adjustable, presents as just short of mint condition with signs of polishing. It has no stretch.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. 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.
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.