The Octagon is a seldom seen watch in the Santos line and is one of the affordable distinctive luxury watches. It is beautifully styled and its eight-sided bezel is suggestive of the iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
Not a large watch, this Certified Pre-Owned mens Octagon measures 31mm wide and the crown and guards add a couple more millimeters. It features a stainless steel and 18K gold case with octagonal bezel, classic white Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and mechanical movement.
Unlike the quartz version of the Santos, this more desirable mechanical example possesses an automatic movement and in a way showcases the timeless art of traditional watchmaking.
Besides its beautiful condition, what sets this example apart from others is its unique "Godron" bracelet. We have been told that the bracelet was a special edition made only for one year in the '90's.
It is all-original and presents in gorgeous condition - about a 9.7 out of 10. On the wrist it presents nearly like new.
Its case presents as just short of perfect mint condition. Unlike many examples it still strongly retains its original lightly stamped serial number. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint. Its untouched original dial is perfect mint. And its bracelet only has mild stretch.
It has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $445 value). These are known for being difficult to wind even after servicing because of the waterproofing seal in the crown. This one winds very nicely for one of these watches.
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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 full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Retail replacement value for a new steel and gold Santos: $9,950.00 USD + tax
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 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.: 296,655,333
Model: Mens Santos Octagon (Automatic)
Year built: c. 1990's
Functions: Hours, Minutes (automatic), Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 31mm x 38mm (without crown), 9mm thick
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Automatique, stamped with Cartier registration number
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist - very close to like new. Two small blemishes on the case back - otherwise presents as beautiful mint. All markings are still strongly intact.
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, aperture for date, original blue steel 'epee' hands, original, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier Swiss automatic
Band: Santos Godron bracelet, stainless steel and 18K gold, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 7.4 inches, adjustable, fairly mild stretch, finish presents as mint
Serviced: It has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $445 value). These are known for being difficult to wind even after servicing because of the waterproofing seal in the crown. This one winds very nicely for one of these watches.
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 international warranty. Please email email@example.com 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
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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
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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.