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 pleasingly long "Godron" bracelet. It features a stainless steel case with iconic Santos bezel, classic white Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier 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 presents as gorgeous condition - about a 9.5 out of 10. On the wrist it presents nearly like new.
Its case presents as just short of perfect mint condition. On the wrist it presents as mint. Its Cartier dial has been expertly refinished to mint condition.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled. Normally the winding of this model feels somewhere between slightly or very stiff to wind. That is not the case at all on this watch - it winds extremely well for this model.
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.
Celebrated for their impeccable quality and flawless designs, Cartier watches are among the most luxurious in the world. Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, Jackie Kennedy, and the late Princess Diana, the company's watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any person desiring to wear a watch 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)
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Women
Dimensions: 24mm wide (excluding crown), 31mm long lug tip to tip
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Automatique, G
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with very light signs of previous polishing to the back and very slight remnants of wear to the bezel. On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, outer minute track, blue steel 'epee' hands, original and untouched, presents as mint condition
Movement type: Cartier automatic
Band: Cartier Santos "Godron" bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. just over 7 inches, adjustable, moderate stretch - its finish presents as mint condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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
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.