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Cartier Santos Two Tone Men's Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Two Tone Men's Watch Mint Condition with original 2019 warranty card free overnight shipping shop with confidence
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle 18K Solid Gold
By Cartier
Located in Bradford, Ontario
Cartier Santos Demoiselle 18K DIA Serial Number: 294630CE Case: 26 mm Lug: 38 mm Band: 20 cm Width: 15 mm Movement: Quartz Case Material: Yellow Gold Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Gold

18kt Cartier Santos Demoiselle w/ Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Princeton, NJ
Cartier Santos Demoiselle in 18kt yellow gold featuring a diamond bezel, diamond lugs, and a diamond inverted crown. This timepiece is a quartz operated watch. Size 20mm x 28mm. Mode...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Ladies Cartier Santos Stainless Steel 1565
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck, NY
Ladies Cartier Santos 1565. 24mm stainless steel case with a stainless steel bezel. White dial with sapphire blue hands and blue Roman numeral markers. Stainless steel band with a fo...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Cartier Santos Moonphase and Date, 18 Karat Gold
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
Cartier Santos Moonphase and Date, 18 Karat Gold. Quartz Movement. Very good original Condition - unpolished. Including certificate of authenticity and new service. Diameter meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos 2823 Stainless Steel Men's Watch
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck, NY
Cartier Santos 2823 Men's Watch. 32mm stainless steel case and stainless steel bezel. White dial with blue steel hands and Black Roman numeral hour markers. Minute markers around an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Galbee Small Ladies Watch Roman Numerals 1565
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Galbee Small Ladies Watch Roman Numerals 1565 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (24mm x 35mm). White dial with steel roman numerals. Stainless steel Santos bracelet; will...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Ladies 18k Yellow Gold Watch WGSA007
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Ladies 18k Yellow Gold Watch WGSA007 - Automatic. 18k yellow gold case (25 mm x 36 mm ). White dial with black Roman numerals and date at 3 o'clock. 18K Yellow Gold Sa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Men's/Ladies Midsize Stainless Steel Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Men's/Ladies Midsize 33mm Stainless Steel Automatic Watch - Automatic. Stainless steel case (33mm diameter). White dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless steel brac...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee 987901 Stainless Steel Mens Watch
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck, NY
Cartier Santos Galbee 987901 Mens Watch. 29mm stainless steel case with fixed bezel. Off-white dial with blue hands and black Roman numeral hour marker. Date display at the 6 o'clock...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos-100 W20073X8 / 2656 Mens Watch
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck, NY
Cartier Santos-100 W20073X8 Mens Watch. 38mm stainless steel case with stainless steel fixed bezel. White dial with black steel luminous hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Octagon 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck, NY
Cartier Santos 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch. 25mm 18k Yellow Gold case. 18K Yellow Gold octagon bezel. Off-White dial with Blue steel hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Min...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Dumont Quartz 18k Yellow Gold W2009251 2649
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Dumont Quartz 18k Yellow Gold W2009251 2649 - Quartz. 18k yellow gold square case (35 mm x 45 mm) diameter. Silver Dial with Roman numerals. Brown alligator strap with...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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 steel case (38mm). White dial with black Roman numerals, blued steel hands and date at...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee Gold & Steel Ladies Automatic 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, Silver Engine Turned Dial with raised Gold...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Steel

Cartier Santos Galbee 2423 Automatic Stainless Steel Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck, NY
Cartier Santos Galbee 2423 Ladies Watch. 24MM stainless steel case with bezel. Textured Silver dial with silver luminous hands and Roman numeral hour marker; Arabic minute marker on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph Yellow Gold Ladies Watch Ref.: 1530
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph in 18ct. yellow gold with a diamond bezel Reference: 1530 Material: Yellow gold Movement: Quarz Diameter: 30 Dial: White Bracelet: Crocodile leather ...
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Octagon Date Two Tone Steel and 18k Gold Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Santos Octagon Date Two Tone 30mm Steel and 18k Gold Automatic Watch Iconic luxurious watch by Cartier
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Steel

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

Cartier Santos Demoiselle MOP Dial Steel Ladies Watch W25075Z5
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle MOP Dial Steel Ladies Watch W25075Z5. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 20.0 x 20.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the pink faceted spinel. . Scratch resi...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Santos Demoiselle MOP Dial Steel Ladies Watch W25075Z5
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle MOP Dial Steel Ladies Watch W25075Z5. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 20.0 x 20.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the pink faceted spinel. . Scratch resi...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Ladies Stainless Steel Quartz Watch W25064Z5 2698
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Ladies Stainless Steel Quartz Watch W25064Z5 - Quartz movement. Stainless steel case (20mm x 27mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25064Z5
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25064Z5. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 20.0 x 20.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue faceted spinel. . Scratch r...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Silver, Steel

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 Demoiselle 18k Rose Gold Ladies Watch W25077X9
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle 19mm 18k Rose Gold Ladies Watch W25077X9. Quartz movement. 18K rose gold case 18.7 x 24.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue sapphire. 18K rose gold beze...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Dumont in 18k White Gold on Pink Alligator Strap
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
ESTIMATED RETAIL: $18,300 YOUR PRICE: $12,000 - Cartier Santos Dumont in 18k white gold on original pink alligator strap with 18k white gold Cartier deployment buckle. Manual. 35mm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

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Blue Sapphire, White Gold

Cartier Santos Galbee Ladies Automatic Steel Ladies Watch W20044D6
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee Ladies Automatic Steel Ladies Watch W20044D6. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 24.0 x 24.0 mm. Steel octagonal crown set with the faceted s...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Santos Galbee Large Steel Yellow Gold Unisex Watch 1566
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee Large Steel Yellow Gold Unisex Watch 1566. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 29.0 x 29.0 mm. Steel octagonal crown set with the faceted spinel. 18K yellow g...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

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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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Cartier Santos Galbee Silver Dial Small Steel Ladies Watch W20056D6
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee Silver Dial Small Steel Ladies 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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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Silver, Steel

Cartier Santos Skeleton WHSA0015 Large Mens Watch Box & Papers
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck, NY
Cartier Santos Skeleton WHSA0015 Mens Watch. 40mm stainless steel case. Stainless steel fixed bezel. Skeleton dial with blue steel hands. Stainless steel bracelet with double lockin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee Silver Dial Small Steel Ladies Watch W20056D6
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee Silver Dial Small Steel Ladies 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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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Midsize Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25065Z5
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Midsize Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25065Z5. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 26.0 x 26.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue faceted spinel. . S...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Silver, Steel

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 Galbee XL Automatic Steel Mens Watch W20098D6
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee XL Automatic Steel Mens Watch W20098D6. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 049. Three body brushed and polished stainless steel case 32.0 x 32.0 mm. Stainl...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Santos Ronde Large 1561, Vintage, Outstanding Condition for Age
By Cartier
Located in Canterbury, GB
Our beautiful and iconic Cartier Santos ronde quartz in stainless steel, with stainless steel bracelet is the large 29mm case version, suitable for a lady who prefers a larger watch ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos 100 Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch W20072X7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 Steel Yellow Gold 38mm Mens Watch W20072X7. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 049. Three body brushed stainless steel case 38.0 mm. Stainless steel protected...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Cartier Santos Ronde Steel White Dial Unisex Automatic Watch 1920-1
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Excellent Condition Cartier Santos Ronde 1920-1. No original Box and Papers are Included. Comes with Chronostore Presentation Box and Chronostore Authenticity Card. This ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Midsize Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25065Z5
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Midsize Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25065Z5. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 26.0 x 26.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue faceted spinel. . S...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

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

Stainless Steel, Steel

Cartier Santos 100 Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch W200728G
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 Steel Yellow Gold 38mm Mens Watch W200728G. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 049. Three body brushed stainless steel case 38.0 mm. Stainless steel protecte...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, 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 Ladies Burgundy Dial Steel and Gold Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Santos Ladies Stainless Steel and 18k Gold Wrist Watch, 25 M.M. Octagon shape case with 18k Gold bezel, Automatic, Self Winding movement, Scarce and desirable Burg...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, 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 47.5 mm. Octagonal crown set with the faceted blue spi...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

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 Santos Galbee Silver Dial Small Steel Ladies Watch 1565 Box Paper
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee Silver Dial Small Steel Ladies Watch 1565 Box Paper. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 24.0 x 24.0 mm. Steel octagonal crown set with the faceted spinel. St...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Silver

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 Santos Galbee Midsize Steel Quartz Men's or Ladies Watch W20060D6 1564
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Galbee Midsize Steel Quartz Men's or Ladies Watch W20060D6 1564 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (28mm x 40mm). Ivory dial with black Roman numerals; date at 6 o'clock. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee Lady, Ref 1057930, Rare Gold Dial / Attractive Patination
By Cartier
Located in Canterbury, GB
Our classic Cartier Santos Galbee Lady, reference 1057930, features the desirable combination of gold/ steel case (35 x 24mm) and bracelet and a very rare gold dial which has attract...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Stainless Steel Blue Dial Mens Watch WSSA0030 Unworn
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Stainless Steel Blue Dial Mens Watch WSSA0030 Unworn. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39.8 x 47.5 mm. Protected octagonal crown set with the face...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Silver Dial Medium Steel Mens Watch WSSA0029 Unworn
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Silver Dial Medium Steel Mens Watch WSSA0029 Unworn. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 35.1 x 35.1 mm. Octagonal crown set with the faceted blue s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Silver, Steel

Cartier Santos Demoiselle White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WF9003YC
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WF9003YC. Quartz movement. 18K white gold case 20.0 x 20.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the diamond. Original Cartier factor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Cartier Santos 100 XL Silver Dial Chronograph Mens Watch W20090X8
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos 100 XL Silver Dial Chronograph Mens Watch W20090X8. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 8630. Three body brushed stainless case 42.0 mm. Stainless steel protected ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Silver

Cartier Santos Iced Out VVS Emerald Cut Diamond Roman Numeral Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand New!! 100% Authentic Cartier Santos Iced out completely with collection quality vs2-si1 white natural round and emerald cut diamonds 26 carats in collection quality diamonds ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Cartier Santos Ronde Two-Tone White Roman Dial Unisex Watch 8191
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Cartier Santos Ronde 32mm Round Two-Tone White Roman Dial Ladies Quartz Watch 8191. Dial have natural crack due to age but is not visible without a magnifying glass. This ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25066Z6
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch W25066Z6. Quartz movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold case 22.0 x 22.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Silver, Steel

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 quality vs1-si white natural diamonds watch's customization means it cannot be servic...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Custom Iced Out VS1 Emerald Cut Diamonds Cartier Santos Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Cartier Santos Iced out completely with collection quality vs white natural round and emerald cut diamonds 26 carats in collection quality diamonds fully iced out di...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald

Cartier Santos Dumont 18k Yellow Gold, Ref W2008751, Manual Watch
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
artier Santos Dumont in 18k on leather strap. Manual wind. 35 mm case size. Ref W2008751. Fine Pre-owned Cartier Watch. Certified preowned Dress Cartier Santos Dumont W2008751 watch...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Galbee XL Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch W20099C4
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Galbee XL Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch W20099C4. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 049. Three body brushed and polished stainless steel case 32 X 45 mm. Stainles...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

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Cartier Santos For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our inventory of cartier santos. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 212 vintage editions and 476 modern creations to choose from as well. Our inventory is broad and distinctive, with accessories on offer that were made as long ago as the 20th Century to those produced as recently as the 21st Century. The designs in our inventory of cartier santos bearing Contemporary or Modern hallmarks are very popular. Browse our collection of 24 Diamond versions today to add the perfect touch to your look. Today, if you’re looking for round cut cartier santos and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes cabochon and baguette cut alternatives. Most of our cartier santos for sale are for women, but there are 388 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much are Cartier Santos?

On average, cartier santos at 1stDibs sell for $4,500, while they’re typically $600 on the low end and $101,218 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Cartier Biography and Important Works

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.

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

Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

Find antique, new and vintage wristwatches on 1stDibs.

Questions About Cartier Santos
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate a Cartier Santos 100 watch, first check the trademark on the back plate. The engraving should be crisp and clean, with no rough edges or inconsistencies. You can shop a collection of expertly vetted Cartier watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Remove the Cartier Santos bracelet by pressing on the smart-release tab on the underside of the bracelet next to the watch. The bracelet will release and slip out along the bottom of the watch. Repeat with the other side of the bracelet. Shop a collection of Cartier Santos watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Santos Galbee is a timepiece produced by the French luxury jewelry house Cartier. Louis Cartier unveiled the watch in 1904 and created the design for Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos Dumont who wanted a timepiece that he could wear during flights. The original design features a stainless steel case and a matching bracelet with exposed screws. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Cartier Santos Galbee watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, the Cartier Santos watch is not discontinued as of December 2021. The luxury watchmaker did discontinue the watch in 2016 but then revived the line in 2018 to celebrate the watch's 40th anniversary. You'll find a variety of Cartier Santos watches on 1stDibs.