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Cartier Santos Large 100 Estate Watch - W2020010
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
The Cartier Santos Large 100 Estate Watch features black steel & titanium.  Original retail price
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamonds WSSA0018
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamonds Pave Blue Roman Numeral Dial
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamonds WSSA0018
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamonds Factory White Roman Numeral Dial
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamonds WSSA0018
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamonds Blue Roman Numeral Dial WSSA0018
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Large Steel Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2021 Cartier Santos Wrist Watch, 32 X 34 M.M. Stainless Steel Water Resistant 3 piece case
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Large 39.8mm WSSA0039 Rubber Roman Black Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This Cartier Santos wristwatch is a perfect blend of classic and casual style. The bezel, dial, and
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel White Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamond Bezel Factory White Roman Numeral
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel Blue Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamond Bezel, Blue Roman Numeral Dial
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel Blue Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamond Bezel Factory Blue Roman Numeral
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Dumont Watch (Large)
By Cartier
Located in SYDNEY, NSW
A Cartier Santos Dumont Large Model 18ct Yellow Gold Wrist Watch on a black leather strap. Quartz
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Large Watch WSSA0062
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Large Watch WSSA0062 - Automatic. Stainless steel case
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Large Model WSSA0022
By Cartier
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-1817 Brand Cartier Model No. WSSA0022 Retail Price £4,000incl. VAT / $4,200 / €4 500 incl
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Large Model WSSA0022
Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Large Model WSSA0022
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Cartier Santos De Cartier WSSA0030 Large with Blue Dial Complete 2023
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Santos watch, large model, mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. Steel case
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

2023 Cartier Santos De Cartier Watch Large 18K Solid Gold WGSA0029 BNP
By Cartier
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to offer this Brand New Unworn Cartier Santos De Cartier Watch. The watch was dated
Category

2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

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
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Large Santos De Cartier Blue PVD WSSA0048 Box Papers Extra Bracelet 4072
By Cartier
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to offer this 2022 Large Cartier Santos De Cartier WSSA0048 with extended
Category

2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Vintage Santos Dumont, Men's Large Size, circa 1975-1980
By Cartier
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Cartier Vintage Santos Dumont, Circa 1975-1980, made in 18K yellow gold. The watch measures 25 x
Category

Vintage 1970s French Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Santos 100 Large Automatic Two Tone Diamond Watch W200728G
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos 100 Large Automatic Two Tone Diamond Watch W200728G 18kt yellow gold and stainless
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Ronde Large Steel and 18k Gold Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1997 Cartier Santos Ronde Reference 1910, 34 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 Piece Water Resistant
Category

1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Steel

Vintage Cartier Trianon Santos Extra Thin, Large Size, circa 1978-1980
By Cartier
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage Cartier Trianon Santos extra thin (extra plate), fitted with an 17-jewel Frederick Piguet
Category

Vintage 1980s French Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier WSSA0039 Ref 4072 Large Santos Black Rubber Strap Box Paper 2022
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: WSSA0039 / Ref 4072 Year: 2022 Model: Santos Case Material: Steel and ADLC
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Ref 4072 WSSA0037 Large Grey Dial Stainless Steel Box Paper
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: Ref 4072 / WSSA0037 Model: Santos Large Case Material: Stainless Steel Band
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Octagon Automatic L 18k Gold
By Cartier
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
In Mint Condition. Swiss Made, Cartier Santos In Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold. Solid Gold
Category

1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

CARTIER SANTOS Sunglasses, CARTIER C decor 58/18 with Original Packaging
By Cartier
Located in CHAMPEAUX-SUR-SARTHE, FR
These CARTIER SANTOS Sunglasses are iconic from the 1980's, with Original Packaging, Vintage but
Category

1980s French Sunglasses

Cartier Santos De Cartier Chronograph Two Tone Custom Diamond Watch W2SA0008
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Chronograph Two Tone Custom Diamond Watch W2SA0008 Santos watch, extra
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Skeleton Custom Diamond Two Tone Yellow Watch WHSA0019
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Skeleton Custom Diamond Two Tone Yellow Watch WHSA0019 Santos Skeleton
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Dumont 18 Karat Rose Gold Model W2006951
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Dumont Large Size Model W2006951 18k Rose Gold Manual Movement Made in Switzerland
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

New Cartier Santos Screws 1983 62mm 18K Heavy Plated Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New from 1983!!! Cartier Aviator Santos Sunglasses with Brown Gradient (uv protection) Lenses
Category

1980s French Sunglasses

Cartier Santos Two Tone Custom Roman Numeral Iced Out Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand New! Large diamond Bezel!! Authentic Cartier Santos Iced out completely with collection
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph, ref 3104 / W2020004, Rose Gold, CIrca 2010.
By Cartier
Located in Canterbury, GB
Our rare and instantly recognisable, discontinued Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph, reference 3104
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Vintage Large Love Bracelet 18k white Gold with Box and Screwdriver
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
clientele and had attracted legions of admirers for its brooches and Santos de Cartier wristwatch. The son
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Clamper Bracelets

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Chronograph Quartz Watch Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Rome, IT
Santos De Cartier Chronograph Quartz Watch Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold, Extra Large Size 45
Category

2010s Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier LOVE Bracelet in 18k white gold 2ct diamonds with box
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
admirers for its brooches and Santos de Cartier wristwatch. The son of a well-known costume jewelry
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Love Bracelet in 18k White Gold Pavé Ceramique Diamonds with box
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
Santos de Cartier wristwatch. The son of a well-known costume jewelry manufacturer, Cipullo developed an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Contemporary Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Love Bracelet Small in 18k Rose Gold Diamonds with box & Papers
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
clientele and had attracted legions of admirers for its brooches and Santos de Cartier wristwatch. The son
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Contemporary Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier LOVE Bracelet in 18k white gold and 3.70ct diamonds with box & papers
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
among its loyal clientele and had attracted legions of admirers for its brooches and Santos de Cartier
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier LOVE Bracelet in 18k rose gold with pavé of diamonds box and papers
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
Santos de Cartier wristwatch. The son of a well-known costume jewelry manufacturer, Cipullo developed an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier LOVE Bracelet in 18k yellow gold with pavé of diamonds box and papers
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
Santos de Cartier wristwatch. The son of a well-known costume jewelry manufacturer, Cipullo developed an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier LOVE Bracelet in 18k rose gold with pavé of diamonds box and papers
By Cartier
Located in Bilbao, ES
Santos de Cartier wristwatch. The son of a well-known costume jewelry manufacturer, Cipullo developed an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Galbee Large Silver Roman Dial Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Galbee Large 29MM Silver Roman Dial Automatic Stainless Steel Watch W20055D6
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbe Extra Large Stainless Steel Automatic, circa 2012
By Cartier
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Cartier Santos Galbe XL ref#2823 stainless steel circa 2012. 34mm diameter thick, curved back case
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos 100 Large "100th Anniversary", Black Dial, Rose Gold Bezel
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos 100 Movement Type: Automatic Movement/Caliber: Calibre 049 Power Reserve: 42 h
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Date Oyster Perpetual Paved 1601 with Grey Dial
By Rolex
Located in Bradford, Ontario
one I purchased was an attractive Cartier Santos Galbee XL and this Rolex is the second. The Cartier
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Large Men's Stainless Steel Watch WSSA0018 4072
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Large Men's Stainless Steel Watch WSSA0018 4072 - Automatic movement. Stainless
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Large Steel and 18k Gold Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2005 Cartier Santos Wrist Watch, 41 M.M. ( lug end to end ) X 29 M.M. Stainless Steel 2 piece
Category

Early 2000s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Steel

Cartier Santos Large 39.8mm WSSA0039 Rubber Roman Black Dial New/Complete 2022
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This Cartier Santos wristwatch is a perfect blend of classic and casual style. The bezel, dial, and
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Stainless Steel Santos Large
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
crown, sapphire crystal, smooth bezel Dial: Blue dial, steel sword sweeping hands Band: Cartier
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos de Cartier Large All Black Automatic Watch WSSA0039
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
A stunner in its masculine all-black look, the Cartier Santos de Cartier Large All Black Automatic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Automatic Large Model Steel Watch WSSA0037
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, automatic movement, steel, ADLC, interchangeable metal and rubber bracelets Santos de
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Stainless Steel Santos Galbee Large Automatic Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2010 Cartier Santos Galbee, 40 X 29 MM Stainless Steel Water resistant 7 MM thick case
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Unworn Cartier Santos De Cartier WGSA0019
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Pre- owned Unworn condition Cartier Santos de Cartier Large model, 39mm pink gold, automatic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Automatic Large Model Steel Watch WSSA0018
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, automatic movement, steel, interchangeable metal and leather bracelets Santos watch
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Automatic Large Model Steel Watch WSSA0030
By Cartier
Located in Wilmington, DE
Large model, automatic movement, steel, interchangeable metal and leather bracelets Santos watch
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos 100 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Vaughan, CA
This pre-owned Cartier Santos in stainless steel features silver opaline dial with Roman numerals
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Blue Dial Large Watch WSSA0030 4072
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Blue Dial Large Watch WSSA0030 4072 - Automatic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos 18K Rose Gold Large Men's Watch WGSA0007
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos 18K Rose Gold Large Men's Watch WGSA0007 - Automatic winding . 18K Rose gold ( 40
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 18K Rose Gold Large Men's Watch WGSA0018
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos 18K Rose Gold Large Men's Watch WGSA0018 - Automatic winding. 18K Rose gold ( 40 mm
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Blue Dial Large Stainless Steel Watch WSSA0030
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
CARTIER SANTOS BLUE DIAL LARGE STAINLESS STEEL WATCH WSSA0030 -New with tags -Case size: 39.8mm
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Stainless Steel Santos Galbee Extra Large Automatic Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Galbee XL Men's Stainless Steel Watch - Automatic movement. Stainless steel case
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

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Cartier Santos Large For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact cartier santos large you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Gold and Steel — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect cartier santos large 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. A cartier santos large can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 1, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. 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 alternatives. If you’re browsing our inventory for a cartier santos large, you’ll find that many are available today for men, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and women.

How Much is a Cartier Santos Large?

On average, a cartier santos large at 1stDibs sells for $4,250, while they’re typically $1,160 on the low end and $31,900 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Cartier for sale on 1stDibs

For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

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 that transformed fine jewelry.

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.

Find contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories on 1stDibs.

Questions About Cartier
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The price of Cartier bracelets varies based on age, condition, and rarity. The least expensive versions of the Cartier Love bracelet, for example, can still cost around $4,000. On 1stDibs, there is a variety of Cartier bracelets for sale.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    As one of the top luxury jewelry houses in the world, Cartier uses some of the finest quality materials. The company uses 18k gold in their jewelry and real diamonds.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier rose gold doesn't tarnish but over many years of wearing, rose gold generally is said to become darker. Rose gold allegedly becomes slightly yellower in tone, toward a traditional gold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Today, the Cartier symbol, or logo, is the luxury house's name written in a clean serif font that mimics cursive handwriting. Typically, the logo is either black on white or white on a black background. Its refined and understated appearance references the high standards that have long been associated with this celebrated brand.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Cartier is famous for producing jewelry and watches out of rare and luxury-grade materials and creating innovative designs, often packed with symbolism. Some of the jeweler's most famous pieces include the modern Love and Trinity bracelets and its custom-made antique and vintage jewelry like the Crocodile and Patiala necklaces. Find a range of Cartier jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    There are a few reasons why Cartier is so popular. For one thing, the French luxury house is known for its very long history of unparalleled prestige and quality craftsmanship. Cartier has been producing extraordinary jewelry, watches and accessories since 1847. While jewelry lovers have long been enthusiastic about Cartier’s elegant and streamlined designs for bracelets, rings, necklaces and other pieces, the brand is also known for innovation. It pioneered the use of platinum in fine jewelry, and its artisans were so mindful of trends in fashion that the house became the official jewelry supplier to King Edward VII. Later, Cartier’s Art Deco-era pieces would help define the movement with which they are associated. One of the brand’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch, one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. Today’s influencers continue to help popularize the brand, increasing the demand for certain pieces like Cartier buffalo horn sunglasses and the Cartier Love bracelet, an icon of modernist jewelry. Find a wide range of Cartier watches, jewelry and eyewear on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 1, 2024
    Yes, some Cartier watches are automatic but the legendary French luxury house also creates collections that include watches with quartz movements. Cartier’s iconic Tank collection, which includes the Tank Française, the Tank Louis Cartier and other models, features both quartz and automatic options for all kinds of collectors. Each of the watches in the Panthère collection, however, carries a quartz movement.

    While quartz watches are powered by a pre-installed battery and a high-frequency quartz crystal, automatic watches rely on a spring system and are self-winding. An automatic watch does not have a battery and is recharged on the wrist owing to the wearer’s movements during the day.

    It was Louis Cartier, grandson of Cartier founder Louis-François Cartier, who was responsible for bringing watchmaking to the venerable maison when he presented Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont with a wristwatch in 1904. 

    Although the pocket watch was the de rigueur men’s accessory of the day, Santos-Dumont found his own pocket watch hard to consult while keeping his plane aloft. Louis fashioned a timepiece with a flat, square case on a leather strap that could be referred to easily at a glance. Named in honor of Louis’s friend, the Santos was eventually produced for sale in 1911. 

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Cartier watches are considered luxury watches. Cartier is a noted jeweler, taking that attention to detail and access to high-quality metals and jewels to their watches—they spare no expense and are highly desirable. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Cartier watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier pieces may be cheaper in Paris than they are in the U.S., but that's because of the exchange rate. Cartier doesn't price the pieces depending on the country.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A Cartier engagement ring can cost between $3,000 and $800,000. The price depends on the diamond's carat weight and quality.