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 9.6 out of 10.
Its case presents as mint condition. Unlike many examples it still 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 as mint.
A 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, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value).
We have timed it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist. It is keeping very accurate time.
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 it, 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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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.: 090,734,447
Functions: Hours and Minutes
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, 090,734,447
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. Only very slight signs of previous polishing. All markings are still readable.
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 just short of 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:A 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, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 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 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. We have also timed it on a third machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist. It is keeping very accurate time. 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
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.