Santos de Cartier from early 1990's
Case + Bracelet Material: Steel and Gold combination
Case Dimensions: 30mm diamter (exlcuding crown guard)
Movement: Cartier Automatic movement, running at -7.8 sec/day
Service history: 2015
Bracelet/Strap: original steel and gold combination bracelet
Box/Papers: Original inner and outer box, certificate of guarantee, and user manual.
This watch needs no introduction. Memorialized in the 1987 movie Wall Street, the all yellow gold version was worn by Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas. The Santos was born in 1978 as a a result of Cartier’s decision to try to appeal to a younger crowd who leaned towards sportier watches. In order to give the new watch a sense of luxury, Cartier decided to launch the model in steel with gold accents. A daring combination, since the mix of steel and gold was not common at that time. The Santos now is an icon and arguably the most famous Cartier timepiece in history.
Overall, this piece is in very good vintage condition. The case has some light stratches but is very sharp and retains its original bevels. The original white dial is in very clean condition with no blemishes or discoloration. The blue steeled hands as well as the crown guards and blue sapphire cabochon is in excellent shape. The automatic movement was last serviced in 2015 and is currently running at -7.8 sec/day. The watch originally purchased in Australia, comes with its outer/inner box, Cartier guarantee and instruction manual.
Ships from Japan