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Cartier 100 Santos 2740 watch 2012 very good front

Cartier

Santos

2740

Very good | 2012
$6,600
3-9 days
Cartier Skeleton Santos WHSA0015 watch 2022 new front

Cartier

Santos

WHSA0015

New | 2022
$25,200
3-9 days
Cartier Automatic Santos WSSA0009 watch 2018 very good front

Cartier

Santos

WSSA0009

Very good | 2018
$5,970
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 1564 watch 2000 good front

Cartier

Santos

1564

Good | 2000
$3,640
3-9 days
Cartier Octagon Santos 0907 watch 1990 very good front

Cartier

Santos

0907

Very good | 1990
$2,060
3-9 days
Cartier Automatic Santos W2SA0008 watch 2021 very good front

Cartier

Santos

W2SA0008

Very good | 2021
$12,840
3-9 days
Cartier 100 Santos W2020010 watch  good front

Cartier

Santos

W2020010

Good   
$5,120
3-9 days
Cartier Skeleton Santos WHSA0009 watch 2021 new front

Cartier

Santos

WHSA0009

New | 2021
$26,200
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 2423 watch 2005 very good front

Cartier

Santos

2423

Very good | 2005
$4,010
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 1170902 watch 1995 very good front

Cartier

Santos

1170902

Very good | 1995
$3,380
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 2319 watch 2006 very good front

Cartier

Santos

2319

Very good | 2006
$4,970
3-9 days
Cartier 100 Santos 2656 watch 2004 very good front

Cartier

Santos

2656

Very good | 2004
$5,180
3-9 days
Cartier Automatic Santos WSSA0029 watch 2022 new front

Cartier

Santos

WSSA0029

New | 2022
$7,400
3-9 days
Cartier Santos Santos WSSA0018 watch 2021 very good front

Cartier

Santos

WSSA0018

Very good | 2021
$7,080
3-9 days
Cartier Quartz Santos 1565 watch 2000 very good front

Cartier

Santos

1565

Very good | 2000
$2,890
3-9 days
Cartier 100 Santos 2878 watch 2007 very good front

Cartier

Santos

2878

Very good | 2007
$4,170
3-9 days
Cartier Quartz Santos 2961 watch  good front

Cartier

Santos

2961

Good   
$3,330
3-9 days
Cartier Dumont Santos W2SA0011 watch  new front

Cartier

Santos

W2SA0011

New   
$5,820
3-9 days
Cartier Demoiselle Santos 2698 watch  very good front

Cartier

Santos

2698

Very good   
$3,220
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 9057930 watch  used front

Cartier

Santos

9057930

Used   
$2,380
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 187901 watch 1994 very good front

Cartier

Santos

187901

Very good | 1994
$3,740
3-9 days
Cartier Automatic Santos W2SA0007 watch 2020 very good front

Cartier

Santos

W2SA0007

Very good | 2020
$8,560
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 1567 watch  good front

Cartier

Santos

1567

Good   
$3,430
3-9 days
Cartier Dumont Santos WSSA0023 watch 2022 new front

Cartier

Santos

WSSA0023

New | 2022
$4,230
3-9 days
Cartier Vendome Santos 183964 watch  very good front

Cartier

Santos

183964

Very good   
$4,070
3-9 days
Cartier 100 Santos 2792 watch 2007 very good front

Cartier

Santos

2792

Very good | 2007
$14,100
3-9 days
Cartier Galbée Santos 2823 watch  good front

Cartier

Santos

2823

Good   
$5,860
3-9 days
Cartier 100 Santos W20073X8 watch  very good front

Cartier

Santos

W20073X8

Very good   
$6,180
3-9 days
Cartier Ronde Santos 1910 watch 1996 very good front

Cartier

Santos

1910

Very good | 1996
$3,530
3-9 days
Cartier Automatic Santos WSSA0037 watch 2022 new front

Cartier

Santos

WSSA0037

New | 2022
$8,240
3-9 days
Cartier Chronograph Santos WSSA0017 watch 2021 very good front

Cartier

Santos

WSSA0017

Very good | 2021
$8,610
3-9 days
Cartier Automatic Santos W4SA0005 watch 2022 new front

Cartier

Santos

W4SA0005

New | 2022
$11,830
3-9 days

Cartier Santos – The First Pilot Watch

The Santos timepiece quickly took off and has remained as one of the brand’s flagship watch collections.

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Cartier Santos – The First Pilot Watch

In 1904, Louis Cartier, grandson of the founder of the House of Cartier, Louis-Francois Cartier, made history with the world’s first pilot watch. A friend of Louis, the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, had mentioned to him that it was very unpractical to use a pocket watch while piloting an airplane. As a solution, Louis developed a wristwatch with a square bezel that could be comfortably worn on Alberto’s wrist via a leather strap. And with that, one of the world’s first wristwatches was born. Louis went on to make an agreement with Edmond Jaeger to mass-produce movements for the watch and the Cartier Santos was presented to the public for sale in 1911. The Santos timepiece quickly took off and has remained as one of the brand’s flagship watch collections. 

Cartier Santos Editions

For over a century, Cartier had developed a number of Santos watches for both men and women. Many of these editions maintained most of the design elements of the original Santos, such as, the curved square shape, exposed screws, blue hands, and Roman numerals, yet reinterpreted the watch in several styles to keep up with current trends. An extremely popular edition of the Santos was the Cartier Santos 1978 crafted for the first time in a combination of steel and gold, thereby making the collection more affordable for a larger audience. The Cartier Santos 100  was introduced in 2004 on the legendary watch’s 100th anniversary sporting larger cases in response to the prevailing trends. The Santos Demoiselle, named after a series of aircrafts built by Alberto, is the smaller sized Santos timepiece made exclusively for ladies and is oftentimes adorned with diamonds.  

Movements for the Cartier Santos Watch

Depending on the specific models, the Cartier Santos watches are equipped with both quartz and mechanical movements. The Cartier Santos-Dumont line is powered by manual wound mechanical movements, such as the 9611 MC caliber found in the Santos-Dumont Skeleton. In 2016, Cartier re-launched the Santos 100 Carbon with the in-house 1847 MC automatic caliber, underlining Cartier’s commitment to developing more in-house calibers for their timepieces.  

Buying Pre-Owned Cartier Santos Watches

Not only a legend in the House of Cartier, but also to the watch world at large, the pioneering Santos watch is a little piece of history. A myriad of styles of used Cartier Santos luxury watches, from pre-owned Santos  100 to secondhand Santos-Dumont to used diamond Santos Demoiselle, can be had for lower prices in the secondary market. 

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