Cartier Santos Watch

Everyone has heard of the Cartier jewelry company, producer of some of the highest quality luxury items in the world. Cartier Santos is a name that refers to the watches produced by this company. The history dates back to 1904, when Alberto Santos-Dumont, an aviator, spoke to his acquaintance Louis Cartier about the problems he encountered with current timepieces. Pocket watches, the only personal time piece of the era, were simply not practical for Santos-Dumont when flying. So, Louis Cartier designed a wristwatch for his friend that was not only popular at the time but remains popular to this day.

The Santos watch was flat for comfort, with a square bezel. This is the design that is carried on currently. There are many different Cartier Santos watch designs from which you can choose. They are sold by fine department stores, jewelry stores and even some online stores. Examples of retailers and sites who carry this watch design include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and even Amazon and Ebay. No matter where you shop, you should be prepared to spend thousands of dollars for an authentic Cartier Santos watch. Some designs are less expensive than others. Also, buying a pre-owned watch can save you money.

A pre-owned Cartier watch is still going to be an impeccable timepiece because these incredible watches are built to last a lifetime and anyone who spent the money to purchase a new Cartier Santos watch has surely taken good care of it. Even buying used is going to cost you, but as the saying goes you get what you pay for. It’s not just the world-renowned Cartier name that you’re getting. You also get a beautiful watch made from the finest materials with innovative and meticulous craftsmanship.

There are quite a few choices when shopping for a Cartier Santos watch. Even if you choose not to buy online, you can browse the selection to see prices and features. One example is the men’s watch with the model number W20058C4, priced at around $4300. This watch has a solid 18k gold and brushed steel case and bracelet. The dial is silver guilloche, with self winding automatic movement. You get a certificate of authenticity with this, and all Cartier Santos watches, as well as a 3 year warranty.

A more expensive watch from this line is the Santos 100 watch. The bezel and bracelet of this watch is done in modern black rubber. The crown is steel with an octagon shape. The face features black Roman numerals, and rhodium steel hour and minute hands that are luminous. This watch is water resistant as far as 330 feet and also has an alarm. Like all Cartier watches it is crafted in Switzerland. This watch costs approximately $6300 when purchased new.

One of the most expensive Cartier Santos watches is the WF9008Z8 model, which costs around $18,000 or more depending on where you shop. This watch is crafted from solid rose gold, both on the bracelet and the case. Surrounding the face of the watch is a row of diamonds. The dial is ivory, with black Roman numerals and blue steel hands. This is a ladies’ watch that was of course crafted in Switzerland and features Swiss quartz movement. This watch represents one of the more expensive Cartier Santos time pieces.

No matter which of the Cartier Santos watches you select, you are guaranteed an heirloom quality watch that is beautiful, functional, prestigious and made to the highest standards. As mentioned before, browsing online can give you a good look at the range of timepieces by this company so you have an idea of what you want before you go shopping.

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