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.
This Certified Pre-Owned ladies Octagon features a stainless steel and solid 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 watch making.
It is all-original and presents as gorgeous condition. It presents as about a 9.5 out of 10.
Its case presents as just short of perfect mint condition with light remnants of wear to the case back from the bracelet contacting it. Unlike many examples it still strongly retains its original lightly stamped serial number. Its untouched original dial is also mint. The bracelet has fairly mild stretch, and its finish presents as mint. On the wrist it presents nearly like new.
It has been freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value).
It is running extremely accurately, keeping time like a new Cartier in our testing position.
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 difficulty. If you would prefer never to handwind the small, it's a great candidate to be placed on a watch winder for convenience.
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
Model: Ladies Santos Octagon (Automatic)
Serial no.: 090,761,400
Functions: Hours, Minutes and Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Women
Dimensions: 24mm wide (excluding crown), 31mm long lug tip to tip
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Swiss Made, Automatique, metal markings, 090,761,400
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. Light signs of previous polishing. Very slight remnants of wear to the back and one pin prick on the back. All markings are still intact.
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, blue steel 'epee' hands, original and untouched, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier automatic
Band: Cartier Santos bracelet, stainless steel with 18K accents, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 6.4 inches, adjustable, fairly mild to moderate stretch - its finish presents as mint condition - on the wrist it presents as mint. Please inquire if you need additional links - we have some in stock.
Crystal: Sapphire, mint
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 handwind 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 running extremely accurately, keeping time like a new Cartier in our testing position. 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
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.