1980s Cartier Santos yellow gold & steel and its rare “bordeaux” dial and saphyr

Can you name a brand that evokes refined luxury better than Cartier? Cartier has always symbolized the elegance and luxury quintessence, present since 1847 in the jewelry and watchmaking field they are known as “Le Joaillier des Rois et le Roi des Joailliers” (Jeweller of Kings and King of Jewellers)

The Story behind the Cartier Santos is starting in 1906, when the crowd saw the aviator Santos-Dumont extract himself from his 14 bis airplane while checking his watch to see if he had just broken a record. 2 years earlier Louis Cartier had created the Santos watch to mark his friendship with the eponymous aviator. Its wish was granted: he could read the time in full flight.

There are many variants of the Cartier Santos, still in production since the 80s and you can always find the one for you. This Santos shows its uniqueness thanks to its rare burgundy-colored lacquered dial. The dial is immaculate with no indexes, date windows, or other indications and is enhanced by its sword hands.

Aditionnally, this Santos features a bright red Sapphire on the crown, instead of the traditional blue one. It becomes the representation of pure elegance combined by the perfect equation between modernity and classicism.

BrandCartier
ModelSantos Galbée
Reference2961
YearCirca 1980
Case materialStainless Steel and 18kt gold
MovementAutomatic
Diameter29mm
LocationParis

CaseSlightly polished, very few usage marks
DialPerfect 
HandsOriginal
CrownOriginal 
BraceletStainless Steel and 18kt gold

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