Cartier Santos 100 XL 2656
Stunning looking Cartier Santos 100 XL wearing a blue strap and a steel butterfly buckle. The watch has been serviced by ouwer Cartier certified watchmaker. In this service they gave the watch a total overhaul, new glass, new gaskets and tested waterproof. This Cartier looks absolutely new and was polished profesionally. Sadly the watch doesn’t have any paperwork or boxes anymore, but we wil provide a watch certificate and invoice stating the model and serial number for authenticity
About the Cartier 2656
The Cartier Santos was introduced in 1911 and is considered to be the first men’s wristwatch. It was designed by Louis Cartier and named in honour of aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, after he wore early prototypes of the watch during his flights.
The square case design was unique for the time and the exposed screws around the bezel held the glass in place and were intended to resemble the legs of the Eiffel Tower. Combined with a highly legible dial, it enabled early pilots to quickly read the time in the busy, open-air cockpits of early aeroplanes.
Over the decades, Cartier changed design and name several times, adding sub-series to the Santos collection as a whole. The Santos de Cartier in 1978 came with an integrated steel bracelet and was the brand’s addition to the luxury sports trend started by Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.
The Santos Galbee was introduced in 1987 in response to the quartz crisis, opting for battery power with a more rounded case shape. The mid-2000’s saw Cartier dip their toe into the oversized watch trend with the Santos 100; a beefed up, modernised watch with plenty of wrist presence. Finally Cartier went full-circle in 2018, releasing a watch that went back to the original design whilst taking aspects from previous iterations over the last century and naming it simply, Santos.
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- We provide a 6-month warranty on all watches!
- All watches are fully checked by our watchmaker.
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We have been in this industry for over 20 years. We have experience with multiple brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Heuer and Breitling. Payments can be made on the website and (when preferred) cash on collection. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!