CARTIER Santos Octagon LM 18K YG

Item Number: CARTIER099

$12,321.61 AUD

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.

Santos de, born in 1904 and subsequently listed as a representative Cartier watch, his Cartier is the original 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.

The Santos Octagon is characterized by its octagonal bezel, as the name suggests, in addition to the design of each part of the airplane screw that triggered its birth.

This watch is a men's size called LM size at that time, but it is a little small size by the current standard of 29 mm without crown and 32 mm with crown.

It is a size that is just in the middle of being larger than the SM size of Santos Galve and smaller than the LM, and it is a size that is equivalent to the boys size in Rolex watches.

It is a size that can be used not only by men but also by women.

It may seem a little small when you look at the numbers alone, but with the octagonal shape and design, if the arm circumference is about 16 cm, it can be said that it is an appropriate size.

This watch is a self-winding model that existed in the 1980s, and unlike quartz (battery-powered), one of the features is that the second hand moves little by little.

As you can see in the picture, the biggest feature is the very gorgeous one with the case and bracelet made of 18K yellow gold.

The solid gold models, including Santos Garve, are rarely seen and are valuable watches in terms of their rarity.

The hole mark is also firmly engraved on the buckle part.

The impression is that it is gold, which has a strong presence but is not too disgusting due to its small size and vintage hue.

Also, the shape and cut of the crown stone are different from the normal Santos Octagon. It has a shape with a sharp tip.

You can see the difference in the two side-by-side photos, so please have a look. The

dial is a combination of a white dial, Roman indexes, blued steel hands and a classic design. The

bracelet also has a slightly angular and sharp design, with a vintage Cartier logo buckle.

Bracelets can handle up to 17 cm.

Case and bracelet have been finished with new products.

This item will be handed over after overhaul.

overhaul, it will be guaranteed for 1 years.


Model: Santos Octagon
Year: 1980s
Movement: Self-Winding (Automatic)
Case: 29x37.5mm (Without Crown)
Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Bracelet: Original Bracelet
Bracelet Length: -17cm
Includes: Watch Only

The case and bracelet have been polished
The watch would be completely serviced by our watchmaker after your order
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

Cartier Santos Octagon (Sometimes described as Santos Ronde) Men's size with 18K Solid Gold case and bracelet.

Very rare and unique piece, keep beautiful condition.

[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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