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Cartier Santos Galbee

The Cartier Santos is a watch with history. In 1904 it was developed as a gift for the aviation pioneer Alberto Santos -Dumont, to which it also owes its name. The Santos Galbée is considered the entry-level watch of the Santos collections.  More

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Discover more about the Cartier Santos Galbée

The Cartier Santos has been on the market for more than 100 years and enjoys constant popularity. Since then, there have been many variations and minor changes, but the iconic Santos design has been retained. The square shape, the Cartier Roman numerals and the visible screws on the bezel give the watch its high recognition value.

Cartier Santos Galbée watches are available with both quartz and automatic movement. By manufacturing in-house movements, the luxury brand also guarantees the highest quality for the inner workings of their watches. The Santos line also uses materials that don’t react to conventional magnetic fields for maximum accuracy. Like all Cartier watches, the Santos Galbée owns the cartier developed system, which makes it easy to adjust the length of the bracelet or even change them.

The Santos de Cartier line currently consists of three collections: The Santos de Cartier Galbée, Cartier Santos 100 and the Cartier Santos Dumont. The series will be completed with the ladies version of the classic, the Cartier Santos Demoiselle. The Santos Galbée is available in stainless steel and stainless steel / yellow gold. The name (galbée in english: vaulted), it owes to its slightly curved case. It is considered a beginner's watch of the Santos collections.

The history of Santos de Cartier

The history of the Cartier Santos begins early: Louis Cartier developed the first men's wristwatch in the world 1904. It was a gift for his good friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aviation pioneer. He was very happy about the pilot's watch, because so far he often had problems to read the time on his pocket watch while flying. But not only for air traffic, the Santos was a revolution. Also on the ground it quickly gained in popularity with its unique rectangular design and exclusive prices, replacing the hitherto popular pocket watches.

Since then it is a popular classic of the watch house. The angular shape and the visibly attached screws define an unmistakable iconic design. The Santos Galbée is a popular version of the cult watch, which is characterized by its slightly curved case.

Famous wearers of the Cartier Santos

Even among the stars, the Cartier Santos has followers. For example, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, known among others for Brokeback Mountain, wears the iconic watch on his wrist. Also Nick Jonas, youngest member of the meanwhile dissolved band "Jonas Brothers", wears a Santos. The actress Jessica Alba was seen in Fantastic Four and Into the Blue with a Cartier Santos.
Even the first Bond girl, Ursula Andress, is a confessed Santos fan. On the red carpet she can be seen again and again with the elegant wrist watch.
Another Santos lover from Hollywood is Tom Cruise. He has won numerous awards such as Golden Globe Awards, Oscar nominations, a Bambi and the Golden Raspberry. His favorite model? The Cartier Santos 100 Large, a particularly lush model of the anniversary version of the classic. Asked why he's passionate about the model, Cruise replies that the watch works so well with his favorite Santos-Dumont sunglasses.

Cartier Santos Galbée prices and models at a glance

The Galbée is a popular Santos variant, which is available in different versions. There is one feature offered by each model of the series: The unique design of the square watch paired with Roman numerals inspired by the Art Deco era and the most sophisticated watchmaking. Here you will find two excellent models of the popular series:

  • The Cartier Santos Galbée 187901 is an elegant stainless steel watch. Its bezel is made of yellow gold, as are the screws on the bracelet. The housing has a diameter of 29 mm. The watch is equipped with quartz movement. The white dial carries a date display at 6 o'clock and Roman numerals. Depending on the age, it is priced in good used condition between € 1,700 and € 2,520.

  • The Cartier Santos Galbée 2319 is a classic stainless steel variant of the series. It is priced used in good condition around the 2.070 €. The case diameter is 29 mm. The white dial is marked with Roman numerals and a date at 3 o'clock. The watch runs with an automatic movement.


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