Cartier Santos Dumont

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27 MM
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SKU AS04399
Article Number 40950029
case size 27 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1980s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes Cartier signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold gold Ardillon pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing light wear consistent with age and use. Non-luminous white Roman dial is in very good condition with light signs of aging and faint crazing. Blued steel handset. Sapphire cabochon crown.
Manual
27 MM
– Show less
SKU AS04399
Article Number 40950029
case size 27 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1980s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes Cartier signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold gold Ardillon pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing light wear consistent with age and use. Non-luminous white Roman dial is in very good condition with light signs of aging and faint crazing. Blued steel handset. Sapphire cabochon crown.

Why We Love it

Cartier has a reputation for greatness in luxury for good reason. Their iconic watches and jewelry collections can be recognized from miles away. The Santos Dumont is one of them.

Predating the Tank Louis by nearly two decades, the original Santos model was designed in 1904, and has seen any number of iterations in the past century, including a brilliant revival in recent years.

This particular Santos dates to the 1980s and is powered by a manual winding movement operated by Cartier's iconic sapphire cabochon crown. It comes fitted with the classic white Roman dial, blued steel handset and a signed black alligator strap. The case is excellent with crisp hallmarks and engravings, showing light wear throughout but no indication of polishing or damage.

If you're Cartier-curious but the Tank Louis doesn't speak to you, the ultra-svelte Santos Dumont might just be the watch for you!

Brand Story

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Despite being a purveyor of haute joaillerie, Cartier has had a long tradition of making watches.
It started in 1907, when founder Louis Cartier made what was one of the first wristwatches for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont. In the following years, the brand made a name for itself with its most famous wristwatch, the Tank, in all its multitudinous forms.
Cartier introduced the Tank in 1917 — which was supposedly inspired by the Renault FT-17 tanks seen on the battlefields of World War I — with a run of six pieces. (According to legend, these were given to American General John J. Pershing and his staff.) Cartier took the look of the Renault tank's treads and applied it to the watch’s lugs, which were integrated via brancards into the case itself. That first run of six pieces increased to thirty-three by 1920, and by the end of the 20th Century, that number stood well in the hundreds of thousands. Indeed, in sheer volume alone, the Tank — in all its various models — is Cartier's largest line of watches.
The Tank Louis was introduced in 1922, followed close on the heels of the Asian-influenced Tank Chinoise. The Chinoise, released amidst a mania for jewelry inspired by the Orient, has a square rather than rectangular case and lugs that resemble the portico of a Chinese pagoda.
From its debut, the Tank would see many variations, each in keeping with Louis Cartier’s taste for clean lines and perfect symmetry. Each variant — from the original Tank to the Tank Louis to the Cintrée with its flirtatious, curvaceous lines — has its passionate devotees. Rudolph Valentino, that sensual star of the silver screen, insisted on wearing his Tank onscreen in The Son of the Sheik, and Clark Gable, Andy Warhol, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were among those who sported a one throughout the years.
Other model lines, including the Santos (based upon the original model crafted for Alberto Santos-Dumont) and the Pasha, have developed devoted followers. Indeed, the maison is unique as one of the few jewelry brands to elicit as much passion from collectors as dedicated watch companies.

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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