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 mens Octagon measures 31mm wide and the crown and guards add a couple more millimeters. It features a stainless steel case with 18K gold octagonal bezel, classic white Roman dial with blue steel "epee" hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier mechanical movement.
On our Certified Pre-Owned example for sale here the original bezel has previously been aftermarket set by a jewelery with brilliant sparkling diamonds that are white and eye clean.
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.
The watch presents as gorgeous condition - about a 9.6 out of 10. On the wrist it presents nearly like new.
A watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement and installed a brand new reverser gear. The reverser gears often need replacement in pre-owned examples of these. It is keeping time withing approx. 1 second per hour.
Note: Even after servicing and correct parts replacement these watches can tend to be feel tight to wind. Their reverser wheels also tend to wear more quickly than in other watches. Instead of being hand wound regularly, we recommend that they're kept on a watch winder.
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.
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)
Year built: c. 1990's
Functions: Hours and Minutes (automatic), Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 31mm (without crown) x 38mm, 9mm thick
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Automatique, stamped with Cartier registration number
Case condition: Just short of mint with signs of polishing to the case back. The printing is light but mostly intact.
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, aperture for date, blue steel 'epee' hands, refinished to 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 just over inches, adjustable, presents as just short of mint condition. Please inquire if you need additional links.
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled. It is keeping time within approximately 1 second per hour. 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 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
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.