Designed for lovers of beautiful objects, this Certified Pre-Owned Santos embodies Cartier's classic sophistication.
It clearly demonstrates the distinction associated with Cartier and is easily recognizable at a glance - stainless steel and solid 18K gold case, classic white dial with Roman numerals, blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and Santos bracelet.
Unlike the quartz version of the Santos, this mechanical example has a mechanism that showcases the timeless art of traditional Swiss watchmaking.
Of the various case material selections, the two-tone Santos is especially versatile and suited for both casual and dress.
It is fully Cartier and presents as gorgeous condition. The finish presents as about a 9.6 out of 10. Our photos couldn't do it justice. Its case is just short of mint with the slightest remnants of wear to the back from the bracelet contacting it. The wear to the back is much lighter than the photo suggests.
On the wrist the case presents as mint. Its untouched original dial is mint.
The bracelet has fairly mild to moderate stretch. With the exception of the bit of stretch the complete watch presents like new on the wrist. Because the serial numbers are very lightly stamped on this model, they often are no longer present because of previous polishing...That is not the case with this watch, which still has its fully intact registration number on the back.
It has been freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value). The waterproofing gaskets in these are known for making the watch quite difficult to wind even after servicing. That is not the case with this one - it winds without too much difficulty. If you would prefer never to hand wind it, it's a great candidate to be placed on a watch winder for convenience.
It is keeping time nearly on par with a brand new Cartier chronometer in our testing position.
For the finishing touch it has been meticulously detailed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, 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 his 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
Serial no.: 090268669
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Women
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case markings (outer): Cartier, Automatique, Swiss Made, 090268669, metal markings
Case condition: Mint
Dimensions: 24mm wide (without crown) x 34.5mm long
Dial: White, black painted Roman numerals, Cartier signature at X, 'epee' hands, original, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier Swiss made automatic
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel and 18K gold, polished and brushed, approx. 6.7 inches, adjustable, finish presents on the wrist as mint condition with mild to moderate stretch. Please inquire if you need additional links - we have some in stock.
Serviced: It has been freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value). The waterproofing gaskets in these are known for making the watch quite difficult to wind even after servicing. That is not the case with this one - it winds without too much difficulty. If you would prefer never to hand wind it, it's a great candidate to be placed on a watch winder for convenience.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping time nearly on par with a brand new Cartier chronometer in our testing position.
Warranty: 1-year international 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.