Description

    Cartier Gentleman's Gold, Stainless Steel Santos Watch
    Case: 33 mm x 28 mm, square-shaped, stainless steel, eight screw caseback closure, 18k gold bezel, sapphire crown
    Dial: white with black Roman numeral hour indexes, inner black minute track, blue steel "Baton" hands, date aperture at three
    Movement: Automatic
    Bracelet: stainless steel links with 18k gold screw accents, completed by a deployant clasp; length 7-1/4 inches
    Signed: Cartier on dial, case and clasp
    Gross weight: 87.60 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order

    Property of a South Carolina Collector


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Cartier
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Comes with Cartier box and papers.


    Cartier: In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded his business, creating jewelry made of gold, awash with colorful enamels and set with glittering gemstones. This appealed to the French aristocracy. His son, Alfred joined him, and later grandsons Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, who took over during the Art Deco era. Parlaying the company's distinctive Oriental-influenced style, he established a fabulous jewelry empire. The grandsons were responsible for operating salons in Paris, London and New York, respectively. Joined by designer Jeanne Toussaint in 1933, Cartier created a range of vanity cases, desk sets and accessories. The firm continues to produce exquisite jewelry, watches, and objects d'art for a prestigious clientele. Savvy business move in the 1970s developing a boutique product line named "Les Must" appealing to the public at large.

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    April, 2016
    19th Tuesday
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