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Cartier Santos Octagon

100 years of history and still no time to standstill: with the Santos Octagon, Cartier brings one of its most famous series into the modern age. The octagonal bezel and the newly designed bracelet also make this a standout look.  More

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With over a century of history, the Cartier Santos is one of the oldest series in the world and was the first wristwatch ever designed. With the Cartier Santos Octagon, the series sought a modern feel and ventured into new territory. The characteristic feature of the Santos Octagon, the screwed octagonal bezel, is reminiscent of the Royal Oak designed by Gérald Genta.

Once you have found the right pre-owned Santos Octagon for you, different payment options are available to choose from. At Watchmaster you can choose between paying the full amount outright by credit card, PayPal or instant bank transfer and financing your Cartier Santos Octagon. Once you have completed your order, your luxury watch will be prepared and dispatched and it even comes with a two-year Watchmaster warranty.


Features of the Cartier Santos Octagon


As with so many Cartier series, the design of the Santos Octagon was born from internal tensions. Many of the well-established visual features of the Santos series are swapped out in this model: the dial is circular, and the corners of the bezel are rounded, challenging the customary rectangular dial and case of the original. In 1978, Cartier also re-launched the Santos bracelet as a two-tone version. The yellow gold screws contrast wonderfully with the uniform steel links.

With dimensions of 25 to 30 mm, the Cartier Santos Octagon is quite small and sits elegantly on most wrists. Inside the watch you can find either the precise and low-maintenance quartz calibres or the Cartier Calibre 90 automatic movement, which is based on the ETA 2892-A2 movement.


The Cartier Santos Octagon – a revolutionary vintage sports watch


Vintage watches are currently in fashion again. In particular, series that aren’t typical of the usual offering are now difficult to find. Watchmaster has affordable vintage sports watches like the Cartier Santos Octagon available, with an average price of approximately € 2,000. The Santos Octagon was launched in the early 1980s as a classic stainless-steel sports watch and is available in three sizes: small (25 mm), medium (29 mm) and large (30 mm). Now more than ever, this makes them an attractive alternative, for all those who aren’t fans of the wide cases and thick profiles of current sports watches.


Models and prices of Cartier Santos Octagon


  • We have the ladies’ Cartier Santos Octagon (ref. 0907) available in two exclusive versions. From 1985, both models have a 25 mm wide yellow gold case. If you want to buy a pre-owned Cartier Santos Octagon 0907, you can choose between a minimalist velvet grey dial without indices with golden Dauphine hands for around €1,350 and a white dial with Roman numeral indices and blue Dauphine hands for around €1,500.

  • If the design of the 0907 model with the white dial appeals to you, but you prefer the medium-sized version with a 29 mm wide yellow gold case, you can purchase a second hand Cartier Santos Octagon (ref. 2966) for around €1,500. In addition, you even get a date complication with this style.

  • For around €1,650 you can also buy a pre-owned Cartier Santos Octagon reference 2965 in the large 30 mm version with a stainless steel case. The classic white dial is finished with Roman numeral and a date display. The standout features of this model are the curved sections between the case and lugs, which almost make it seem like the bezel is floating. A unique, delicate design and a real eye-catcher when worn.

  • The Santos Octagon (ref. 0906) is covered all over in yellow gold. With its all gold case and bracelet, this model is a total eye-catcher despite its small size of 24 mm. A solid automatic movement ensures that the hands of the white dial with Roman indices function precisely.


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  • The Cartier Pasha was designed in 1932 for the Sultan of Marrakech and stands out thanks to its screw-in crown, which provides water resistance up to 100 metres. Today, the series is also available as a chronograph or as a luxurious dress watch with a diamond embellished yellow gold bezel.

  • Are you looking for something that combines the square design of the Tank and the sensual curves of the Pasha? With the Baignoire, Cartier celebrates the oval and offers a slightly elongated dial reminiscent of Salvador Dalí's melting clocks.

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