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Cartier Santos Galbée

Cartier Santos Galbée

Regular price $4,900.00
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The Cartier Santos is an icon, first created by Louis Cartier for his friend Albert Santos-Dumont in 1904, it is one of the earliest men's wristwatches to be popularized in society. Albert Santos was a Brazilian aviator, and was also a "celebrity" in the early 20th century. Back then, wristwatches were mostly worn by women, and men would still use a pocket watch. This changed when Louis Cartier created the "Santos" for his friend Albert. The Santos was sleek, masculine, and utilitarian, which was the perfect contrast from the dainty jewelry like ladies' watches. Albert's fans quickly noticed his Cartier watch, and thus the market for men's wrist watches began.

This Santos is part of the subcollection "Galbée", meaning "curved" in French. The Santos Galbée features more curvature to the case than the regular Santos, allowing it to fit incredibly well to the curvature of your wrist. This example is one of the rare automatic Galbées, with a beautiful guilloche dial to compliment the two-tone case. This watch is in great condition, with very light scratches on the 18k gold bezel and on parts of the bracelet.

Brand: Cartier
Model: Santos
Reference: 2319
Material: Stainless Steel (SS), 18k Yellow Gold
Bracelet: Stainless Steel (SS), 18k Yellow Gold
Size: 29mm
Dial: Silver
Bezel: 18k Yellow Gold
Year: ~2000s
Condition: Preowned (Worn)
Paperwork: No
Box: No
Movement: 2319
Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Warranty: 1 Year Arlington Watch Works Warranty

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