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 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 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 is fully Cartier and presents in gorgeous condition - about a 9.5 out of 10. On the wrist it presents like new. The bracelet shows moderate stretch and has a few stiff links. Unlike many examples whose lightly stamped registration is no longer intact from previous polishing, this watch's original number is still fully intact.
A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced it ($495 value), and it is keeping accurate time. Note that the waterproofing gasket in the crown normally makes this model slightly stiff to wind. These are known for being difficult to wind even after servicing. But if you would prefer never to handwind its small crown, it's a great candidate to be placed on a watch winder for convenience.
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. international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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.: 296,650,981
Year built: c. 1990's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 31mm x 38mm (without crown), 9mm thick
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Automatique, Swiss Made, OR ET ACIER, 296,650,981
Case condition: Mint with very slight remnants of wear to the back from the bracelet contacting it. Serial number still fully intact. Presents like new on the wrist.
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 Swiss automatic
Band: Santos bracelet, clasp is correctly signed and original, stainless steel and 18K gold, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. just under 7.4 inches, adjustable, moderate stretch and a few stiff links, finish presents as mint condition. If you need additional links for the bracelet, please inquire.
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced it ($495 value). Note that the waterproofing gasket in the crown normally makes this model slightly stiff to wind. These are known for being difficult to wind even after servicing. This one winds fine for one of these watches. But if you would prefer never to handwind its small crown, 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. 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 extremely 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
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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
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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.
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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.