Cartier Santos Galbe LM Ivory Roman

Item Number: CARTIER135

$4,704.62 AUD


Model: Santos Galbee
Year: 2000s
Movement: Quartz
Case: W29xH41mm
Material: Stainless Steel / Yellow Gold
Bracelet: Original Stainless Bracelet
Bracelet Length: -17.5cm
Includes: Box, Booklet

The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
The case and bracelet have been polished in the service
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

Cartier is a French brand that Louis-Francois-Cartier started his workshop as a jeweler in 1847 and has a very long history in the field of watches.

Born in 1904, Santos de Cartier, which has since been listed as a representative watch of Cartier, is the beginning of Santos.

Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont consults with Cartier's third generation Louis Jose Cartier, "I want a watch that allows me to check the time without taking my hands off the control stick when flying an airplane." I was born from being done.

This Santos Galve is based on the original Santos, and is designed with the bis of the airplane that triggered the birth in each part.

What is different from the current collection is its size and the secular variation of the index.

The current LM size for men is 39 mm wide, which is very large, and even the smaller MM size is 35 mm, which is one size larger than the LM size of this era.

This watch has a case width of 29mm (31.5mm even with the crown guard), so the watch doesn't insist too much, and it's a vintage watch for those who want to wear it lightly. I think that the feeling of size matches very well.

Santos Galve's most standard stainless steel case with an 18K yellow gold bezel and bis. Generally called a duo.

A Cartier-specific design that mixes sporty atmosphere and elegance.

You may think that the percentage of gold is quite high in the photo, but when you actually put it on, it will be a casual feeling that will be an accent.


dial is a familiar combination of ivory-colored dials, black Roman numeral indexes and blued steel hands.

The ivory dial is sandblasted and looks matte at first glance, but it is very tasty to look a little glittering depending on the angle.

The bracelet can handle up to about 17.5 cm around the arm. The buckle is a type with the Cartier logo.

Because this Santos Galve is a quartz movement, the watch itself is a little thinner and lighter than the self-winding type.

Maintenance is basically just battery replacement, and it feels like thinking about overhaul after replacing the battery 2-3 times, so the cost for maintenance is considerably different from automatic winding.

Basically, there is no need to set the time, so it is recommended for those who rotate with 2-3 lines or those who do not use it every day.

The inner box and booklet at that time are included

Overhauled by Airy's.

Case and bracelet Newly finished.

1 year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.

About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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