Up For Sale is a Cartier Paris Collection Privee “Santos” Largest Size Boutique Mecanique 18k Yellow Gold Wristwatch. Brown leather Cartier crocodile strap with 18k Yellow Gold Cartier deployant buckle. Signed square 18k Yellow Gold case no. CC447226 with screw-on case back and cabochon sapphire set crown measures 27mm. Signed ‘Cartier Paris’ white enamel dial with black roman numerals and gold hands, with secret signature at VII. Signed mechanical movement. In Excellent Condition. Inventory# 21949
The Collection Privee series – instantly identifiable by the “Paris” signature located underneath the Cartier signature on the dial – is designed with the true connoisseur and serious watch collector in mind. Produced in very limited quantities, Collection Privee was developed in response to increasing emphasis on movement quality and popular interest in intricate and innovative complications among watch collectors and enthusiasts, and showcases Cartier’s considerable abilities as a haute horlogerie brand.
The Iconic Cartier Santos was originally introduced in 1904 as a very early example of wristwatch design. The first Santos was made with Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont in mind, meant to be accessible and easily read even while flying. Those wearing the Cartier Santos are wearing part of watchmaking history.