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 millimetres. It features a stainless steel case with 18K gold octagonal bezel, classic white Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and mechanical Cartier 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.
It has fully Cartier parts down to the original dial, hands, and crown and presents as gorgeous condition - overall about a 9.7 out of 10. On the wrist it presents nearly like new.
It has been freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value). Note that the waterproofing gasket in the crown normally makes this model stiff to wind, even after servicing. If you would prefer never to handwind it, 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.
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.
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Mens Santos Octagon (Automatic)
Serial no.: 296,632,99x
Year built: c. 1990's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 31mm diameter (without crown) x 38mm long lug tip to tip, 9mm thick
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Automatique, stamped with Cartier registration number, Swiss Made, AC 17.90gr, OR 0.750, 2.65gr,
Case condition: Presents as mint
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, aperture for date, blue steel 'epee' hands, original, mint condition
Movement type: Cartier automatic
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel and 18K gold, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 7.3 inches, adjustable, presents as mint condition on the wrist with fairly moderate stretch. If you need additional links for the bracelet, please inquire.
Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has serviced it ($495 value)
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.