Cartier Santos Octagon Mens Unisex Watch, Automatic - Stainless Steel & 18K Gold

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Item No. 9549

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.

This beautiful Certified Pre-Owned mens midsize Octagon measures 31mm wide and the crown and guards add a couple more millimeters. Although it is the largest version of the Octagon, by today's standards it is a unisex size, perfect for a man with a small wrist or a woman who prefers a larger size than the rather dainty size of the ladies version of this watch.

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. Its case presents as just short of mint condition. Unlike many examples whose lightly stamped registration is no longer intact from previous polishing, this watch's original number is still very intact and appears stronger than the photos seem to suggest.

It has previously been upgraded with a newer style heavier Santos bracelet, which is much more durable than previous generations and a significant upgrade.

Its dial presents as mint condition. The bracelet only has very light stretch. The finish of the bracelet presents as mint. On the wrist, the watch presents essentially like new.

A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced it ($595 value). Note that the waterproofing gasket in the crown normally makes this model slightly stiff to wind, even after servicing. That is not the case with this watch. It winds quite easily, much better than most of these watches. But 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 running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Cartier in our testing recording position.

Should the watch need servicing in the future, 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 Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One of our Master Watchmakers has done authorized servicing work for Cartier's Service Center.

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, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Cartier Santos:
Worn by Bill Clinton, Elton John, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, Cartier watches have long been favourites 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.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Cartier
  • Model: Mens Santos Octagon (Automatic)
  • Year built: c. 1990's
  • Serial no.: 296,649,000
  • 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, AC 17.90gr, OR 0.750, 2.65gr
  • Case condition: Mint. Its original lightly stamped serial number is still readable. On the wrist, it presents as gorgeous mint.
  • Dial: White, black Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, aperture for date, blue steel 'epee' hands, presents as 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. slightly over 7 inches, adjustable, very little stretch, finish presents as mint condition. It has previously been upgraded with a newer style heavier Santos bracelet, which is much more durable than previous generations and a significant upgrade. It previously had a Godron bracelet.
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced it ($595 value). Note that the waterproofing gasket in the crown normally makes this model slightly stiff to wind, even after servicing. That is not the case with this watch. It winds quite easily, much better than most of these watches. But 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.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Cartier in our testing recording 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One of our Master Watchmakers has done authorized servicing work for Cartier's service center and also was a Rolex authorized watchmaker who received training at Rolex's Beverly Hills service center.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide

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