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.
One of the classic versions of the Santos is the Santos Vendome. The watch showcased here is the largest version of the Vendome, though it is not a large watch. It measures 32mm wide and the crown add a couple more millimeters.
Originally a mens watch, it could also easily be worn by a woman looking for a full size Cartier.
It features a stainless steel and solid 18K gold case, classic Cartier white Roman dial with steel "epee" hands, Cartier Santos bracelet, sapphire topped crown, and quartz movement.
The original bezel has previously been aftermarket set by a jeweler with brilliant sparkling diamonds that are white and eye clean.
It is fully Cartier and presents as gorgeous condition - it presents as about a 9.5 out of 10. The bracelet is tight, and on the wrist it looks virtually like new.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Mens Santos Vendome
Serial no.: 8191218660
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown), 37mm long lug tip to tip. 5mm thick
Case material: Stainless steel and diamonds
Case condition: Mint with very slight signs of polishing - 9.8 or 9.9 out of 10
Dial: White, silver Roman numerals, Cartier signature at VII, outer minute track, aperture for date, original dial expertly custom refinished
Movement type: Cartier quartz
Band: Santos bracelet, stainless steel, polished and brushed, approx. just over 7 inches, adjustable, presents as mint condition with no stretch
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. 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.
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
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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
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.
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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.