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Cartier Stainless Steel White Dial Santos Automatic Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2000 Cartier Santos Wrist Watch, 33 MM water resistant case, Scratch resistant crystal, automatic, self winding movement with calendar window at the 3 position, sweep hand, Whi...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier 18 Karat White and Yellow Gold Santos Watch Charm
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Fine and rare 18k two-tone gold watch charm in the likeness of the Santos model, by Cartier. Hallmarks: Cartier, 750, reference numbers, 42/70, French 18K gold assay mark.
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Late 20th Century More Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Santos Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k gold Santos de Cartier watch, with quartz movement. Case is 27mm in diameter , full size band with gold deployment buckle.
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

Cartier 1567 Santos Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Cartier MPN: 1567 Model: Santos Galbee Case Material: 18k rose gold and Stainless steel Case Diameter: 24mm Crystal: Sapphire crystal Bezel: Smooth yellow bezel with stainless...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel, Rose Gold

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L 7.25 in.
New Cartier Santos De Cartier Watch, Blue Dial
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Cartier Model: Santos De Cartier Reference: WSSA0030 Condition: NEW Case Size: 40mm Case Thickness: 9.08mm Case Material: Stainless Steel & Leather Bracelet: Stainless Steel D...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 Men Stainless Steel 0 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002924 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Santos Model Variant: 100 Model Number: 2656 Age: 25-07-2004 Gender: Men Complete With: Cartier Box, Manuals, Guarantee & Ser...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

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Cartier Santos Galbee Small Ladies Watch 1565
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Galbee Small Ladies Watch 1565 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (24mm x 35mm). Ivory dial with blue Roman numerals. Stainless steel Santos bracelet; will fit a 6 3/4 inc...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Gold and Diamond Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier Santos Demoiselle watch crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The octagonal case (37 mm x 26 mm) is set with an estimated 1.30 carats of high-quality round brilliant cut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Yellow Gold Ladies Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Santos Collection Ladies Wrist Watch, 26 M.M. Octagon 18k Yellow Gold 2 Piece water resistant case, Automatic self winding movement, White Dial with Black Roman nu...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Santos Vendome Gold Ladies Quartz Bracelet Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Vendome collection Wrist Watch, 27 M.M. 3 piece water resistant case, Quartz Movement, Sapphire Crown, White Dial with Black Roman Numerals. 1/2 inch wide Santos L...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Santos Automatic Large Model Steel Watch WSSA0039
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, automatic movement, steel, ADLC, interchangeable rubber and leather bracelets Santos de Cartier watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic windin...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier 1561 Santos Ronde Stainless Steel White Dial Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Cartier Case Material: Stainless steel Case Diameter: 29mm Bracelet: Stainless steel link bracelet Dial: White dial with roman numeral hour markers. Date is displayed at 3 o' ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Galbee 0 866930 Ladies Yellow Gold Automatique Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007832 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Santos Galbee Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 866930 Age: 1980 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Cartier Box & Manuals Dial: White R...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos MM Ladies Women Watch Wristwatch Gold Steel
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Cartier Santos classic watch. Quartz movement. Bracelet in perfect condition! In very good condition with minor scratches. Will be delivered in a non original pouch.
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Steel

Cartier "Santos" 18 Karat White Gold Dumont Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in 18k white gold and diamonds with back leather straps. Cartier serial number: WH100251 Comes with original box and papers Ladies size
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph Two Tone Men's Watch 2740
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph Two Tone Men's Watch 2740 - Automatic winding chronograph with date. Stainless Steel case with yellow gold bezel (41mm x 55mm). White Chronograph ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee Steel White Dial Automatic Ladies Watch 0901
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre Owned Cartier Santos Galbee 24MM Steel White Dial Automatic Ladies Watch Great Condition. This Timepiece Features: Stainless Steel Case And Bracelet Fixed Stainless Steel Bezel w...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 18k White Gold Skeleton All Diamond Chandelier Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Cartier Model: Santos Case Material: 18k White gold with baguette cut Diamonds Case Diameter: 40mm Crystal: Sapphire crystal Bezel: 18k White gold with baguette cut Diamonds D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Santos 0 W20106X8 or 2878 Unisex Stainless Steel 0 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002927 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Santos Model Variant: 0 Model Number: W20106X8 or 2878 Age: 18-08-2010 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Cartier Box, Manuals & G...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Octagon 18K Gold Steel Quartz Ladies Watch 187902
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cyrstal has visible scratches as in the pictures. Pre Owned Cartier Santos 29mm Octagon 18K Gold Steel Quartz Ladies Watch 187902. This Beautiful Timepiece is Powered by Quartz (Batt...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WF9005Y8
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WF9005Y8. Quartz movement. 18K white gold case 20.0 x 20.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the diamond. Diamond set lugs. Origi...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee Ref 2319 Stainless Steel Watch Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Reference Number: 2319 Model: Santos Galbee Year: 2005 Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: Stainless Steel Dial: Silver Face: Sapp...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Blue Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch WSSA0030
By Cartier
Located in Aventura, FL
Santos watch, large model, mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. Steel case, 7-sided crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, graduated blue dial, steel swor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Steel Gray Dial Automatic Mens Watch WSSA0037
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Display Model Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Steel Gray Dial Automatic Mens Watch WSSA0037 This Beautiful Timepiece is Powered by Mechanical (Automatic) Movement And Features: Recta...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Automatic Medium Model Rose Gold Watch WGSA0045
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Medium model, automatic movement, rose gold, 2 interchangeable leather bracelets Santos watch, medium model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Hand-Wound Mechanical Movement Steel Watch WHSA0015
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, hand-wound mechanical movement, steel Santos Skeleton watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 9611 MC. Steel case, heptagonal cr...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Hand-Wound Mechanical Movement Steel Watch WHSA0009
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, hand-wound mechanical movement, steel, ADLC, leather Santos Skeleton watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 9612 MC. Black ADLC...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Automatic Large Model Rose Gold Watch WGSA0044
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, automatic movement, rose gold, 2 interchangeable leather bracelets Santos watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. 18...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Automatic Large Model Rose Gold Watch WGSA0019
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, automatic movement, rose gold, 2 interchangeable leather bracelets Santos watch, large model, mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. 18K rose gold ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Pre-Owned Cartier Santos Ronde Chronoreflex Boutique Exclusive Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Pre-Owned Cartier Santos Ronde Chronoreflex Boutique Exclusive Diamond Watch Reference no: 1530 Movement: quartz chronoreflex battery Case material: solid 18k yellow gold Condition:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Santos Ronde MM Chrono Watch
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
The success of the Santos de Cartier watch has never been equalled in the history of watchmaking. It is a symbol of both tradition and the most modern innovation of technique and sty...
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Purple Dial Small Ladies Watch W2510002
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Purple Dial Small Ladies Watch W2510002. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 20.0 x 20.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue faceted spinel. Stainless s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Silver Dial Large Steel Mens Watch WSSA0018 Unworn
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Silver Dial Large Steel Mens Watch WSSA0018 Unworn. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39.8 x 39.8 mm. Octagonal crown set with the faceted blue sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Cartier Santos Dumont Small Steel Ladies Watch WSSA0023 Box Card
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Dumont Small Steel Ladies Watch WSSA0023 Box Card. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 38 mm x 27.5 mm. Case thickness 7.3 mm. Circular grained crown set with blue s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos 100 Steel Black Rubber Strap Mens Watch W20121U2
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 Steel Black Rubber Strap Mens Watch W20121U2. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 049. Three body brushed stainless steel case 38 mm. Protected octagonal crown...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph Steel Rubber Mens Watch WSSA0017
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph Steel Rubber Mens Watch WSSA0017. Automatic self-winding chronograph movement caliber 1904. Stainless steel case 43.3 x 43.3 mm. Protected octagonal...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 Black Strap Steel Men's Watch W20073X8 Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 Black Strap Steel Mens Watch W20073X8 Papers. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 049. Stainless steel case 38.0 x 38.0 mm. Protected octagonal crown set with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Midsize Ladies Watch W25065Z5 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Midsize Ladies Watch W25065Z5 Box Papers. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 26.0 x 26.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue faceted spinel. . Sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Galbee Moonphase Steel Silver Dial Ladies Quartz Watch 119902
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre Owned Cartier Santos Galbee Moonphase Steel Silver Dial Ladies Quartz Watch 119902. Minor dent on the dial in the center not visible without any close inspection. This Beautiful ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Octagon Steel White Roman Dial Automatic Ladies Watch 2965
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre Owned Cartier Santos 29mm Steel White Roman Dial Automatic Ladies Watch 2965. Refinished Dial. The serial number is polished off from the back case. This Beautiful Timepiece is P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Automatic Medium Model Yellow Gold & Diamonds Watch WJSA0008
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Medium model, automatic movement, yellow gold, diamonds, 2 interchangeable leather bracelets Santos watch, medium model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, calib...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Automatic Medium Model Pink Gold & Diamonds Watch WJSA0012
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Medium model, automatic movement, rose gold, diamonds, 2 interchangeable leather bracelets Santos watch, medium model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Cartier Santos Automatic Medium Model Pink Gold & Diamonds Watch WJSA0007
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Medium model, automatic movement, rose gold, diamonds, 2 interchangeable leather bracelets Santos watch, medium model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Cartier Santos Automatic Chronograph Yellow Gold & Steel Watch W2SA0008
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Extra-large model, automatic movement, yellow gold, steel, interchangeable metal and rubber bracelets Santos watch, extra-large model, chronograph mechanical movement with automatic ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Cartier Santos-Dumont Hand-Wound Mechanical Movement Watch W2SA0017
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Extra-large model, hand-wound mechanical movement, pink gold, steel, leather Santos-Dumont watch, extra-large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 430 ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Stainless Steel Ladies Watch W25064Z5 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Stainless Steel Ladies Watch W25064Z5 Box Papers. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 20.0 x 20.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue faceted spinel. . ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Demoiselle 2701 W25065Z5 Womens Two-Tone Quartz Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Santos Demoiselle 2701 W25065Z5 Womens Two Tone Quartz Watch 26mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Carbon Coated Black Dial Automatic Ladies Watch REF 2878
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Cartier Santos 2878 is a beautiful Ladie's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless & plated metal case. It has a re...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 Ref 2878 Stainless Steel, Leather Band Watch 'Y-26'
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Brand: Cartier Model Name: Santos 100 Model Number: 2878 Movement: Automatic Case Material: Stainless Steel Ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee Small Steel Silver Dial Quartz Watch W20056D6
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee Small Steel Silver Dial Quartz Watch W20056D6. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 24.0 x 24.0 mm. Steel octagonal crown set with the faceted spinel. Stainles...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos-Dumont Hand-Wound Mechanical Movement Pink Gold Watch WGSA0032
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Extra-large model, hand-wound mechanical movement, pink gold, leather Santos-Dumont watch, extra-large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 430 MC. 18K...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

Cartier Santos Galbee Stainless Steel Gold Cream Dial Ladies Quartz Watch 1567
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre Owned Cartier Santos Galbee Stainless Steel Gold Cream Dial Ladies Quartz Watch 1567. This Beautiful Timepiece is Powered by Quartz (Battery) Movement And Features: Stainless Ste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle W25063X9 2699 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Santos Demoiselle W25063X9 2699 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Watch 20mm
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos 100 Midsize Rose Gold Silver Dial Mens Watch W20108Y1
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 Midsize Rose Gold Silver Dial Mens Watch W20108Y1. Automatic self-winding movement. 18K rose gold case 33.0 x 33.0mm. Octagonal crown set with the faceted sapphire...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 XL Silver Dial Brown Strap Chronograph Watch W20090X8
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 XL Silver Dial Brown Strap Chronograph Watch W20090X8. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 8630. Three body brushed stainless case 42.0 mm. Stainless steel pro...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 Black PVD Steel Mens Watch W2020010 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 Black PVD Steel Mens Watch W2020010 Box Papers. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 049. Three body brushed black PVD stainless steel case 38 mm. Protected oct...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Stainless Steel Ladies Watch 2698 with Box and Papers
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Santos Demoiselle Stainless Steel Ladies Watch, circa 2014. This elegant wrist watch has a quartz movement with a stainless steel case measuring 20mm x 20mm, its octagona...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Ladies Stainless Steel and 18K Gold Self Winding Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2005 Cartier Santos Ladies Wrist Watch, 34 X 24 MM Stainless Steel case with 18K yellow Gold Bezel. Automatic, Self Winding Movement, White Dial with Black Roman Numerals and a...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Octagon Steel Gold White Dial Automatic Ladies Watch W2001683
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre Owned Cartier Santos Octagon Steel Gold White Dial Automatic Ladies Watch 2966. This Beautiful Timepiece Features: Stainless Steel Case with a Stainless Steel Bracelet, Two Gold ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph Steel Rubber Watch WSSA0017 Box Card
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph Steel Rubber Watch WSSA0017 Box Card. Automatic self-winding chronograph movement caliber 1904. Stainless steel case 43.3 x 43.3 mm. Protected octag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

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Cartier Santos Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate cartier santos watch for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. You can easily find a 218 antique edition and 484 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect cartier santos watch among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Take a look at a cartier santos watch featuring Diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes cabochon and baguette cut alternatives. Most of our cartier santos watch for sale are for women, but there are 398 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Cartier Santos Watch?

Prices for a cartier santos watch can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $600 and can go as high as $101,218, while this accessory, on average, fetches $4,514.

cartier Biography and Important Works

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces. It’s certainly one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

On 1stDibs, find a growing collection of contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories.

cartier Biography and Important Works

Cartier Furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Cartier collection, there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Cartier were created in Europe during the 20th century in modern style. The prices for Cartier furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,087 and tops out at $1,087, while pieces like these can sell for $1,087 on average.