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


Item No. 8275ST

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 is all original down to the original dial, hands, and crown and presents as gorgeous condition - a 9.6 out of 10. On the wrist it presents nearly like new. Often the lightly stamped serial number on the back is no longer present on these watches from previous polishing. That is not the case with this watch - its serial number is still legible. The untouched original dial is mint and the bracelet has virtually no stretch.

A Master Watchmaker has cleaned and oiled the movement. It is keeping accurate time. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Note that the waterproofing gasket in the crown normally makes this model stiff to wind. If you would prefer never to handwind it, it's a great candidate to be placed on a watch winder for convenience.

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:
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)
  • Serial no.: 296,626,158
  • 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, AC 17.90gr, OR 0.750, 2.65gr, 296,626,158
  • Case condition: Presents on the wrist as mint. Very slight remnants signs of being polished to the back. The lightly stamped serial number that is often no longer present on these watches from previous polishing to the back is still legible.
  • 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, stainless steel and 18K gold, polished and brushed, sized to fit a wrist of approx. just over 7 inches, adjustable, virtually no stretch, finish presents as mint condition. If you need additional links for the bracelet, please inquire.
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has cleaned and oiled it.
  • 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 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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