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.
Today's offering showcases this Certified Pre-Owned ladies Octagon with "Godron" bracelet. It features a stainless steel case with 18K 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.
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 for one year in the '90's.
It is fully Cartier and presents as gorgeous condition - about a 9.6 out of 10. On the wrist it presents nearly like new. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
Its case presents as mint condition. Its untouched dial presents as mint. And its adjustable bracelet presents as mint with only mild stretch.
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 very well. If you would prefer never to hand wind its small crown, it's a great candidate to be placed on a watch winder for convenience.
It is keeping time on par with a brand new Cartier watch in our testing position.
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. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Retail replacement value: $8,750.00 USD + tax
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)
Year built: c. 1990's
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, Automatique, parts of its very lightly stamped original serial number, AC 9,80 gr OR 0,750 2,30 gr
Case condition: Presents as mint with light signs of previous polishing
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, blue steel 'epee' hands, original, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier Swiss automatic
Band: Cartier Santos "Godron" bracelet, stainless steel with 18K accents, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 6.5 inches, adjustable, presents as mint condition with only mild stretch. Please inquire if you need additional links.
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 very well.
Timed: Timed to precision in on a state-if-the-art computerized system. It is keeping time on par with a brand new Cartier watch 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five 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.