Movement : Automatic ETA 2000-1
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : April 2004
Case Size : 29mm
Case Thickness : 8.5mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Cartier box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 18mm stainless steel Cartier signed full-sized bracelet. The watch is from April 2004 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see from the photographs, after coming from a fresh service and polish. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.
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This mid-sized Cartier Santos Galbee launched in 1987 was renamed (galbée-meaning in French curved or shapely) with refinements to the distinctive case shape and fit, for a more streamlined look. The 29mm square stainless steel case with curves that soften the boxy shape and the slender gently curved lugs perfectly support the integrated style bracelet, inspired by a square pocket watch Cartier made early on. Polished and brushed surfaces are expertly finished, and a lug-to-lug length of 40mm and a case thickness of just 8.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. On the right side, a heptagon crown protected by crown guards with a blue cabochon inset, its use of screws in the polished bezel and around the case was intended to simulate the screws found on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. A flat sapphire crystal protects the silver dial, and the radial pattern catches the light as you rotate your wrist. Large Roman numerals in black radiate around the inner minute track, like the Paris roads, radiating from the Arc de Triomphe, at 3 o’clock a small date window. Elegant slim thermally blued sword hands are nicely balanced by a sweeping centre second hand, the design takes its cues from the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 1930s. On the reverse, a screwed-down case back, inside an automatic ETA 2000-1, 20 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, quickset date and hacking functions, this compact movement is based on the ETA 2892-A2, it is fitted with a Glucydur balance wheel, and Nivarox flat hairspring for durability, accuracy, and antimagnetic properties. The watch comes paired with an 18mm Cartier stainless steel bracelet with a double-fold hidden clasp and screw detailing, the watch comes with its Cartier presentation box and paperwork.
Having personally owned this same reference 2319 Santos Galbee I am going to be massively biased in saying that it is one of THE very best Santos you can get, the proportions on the wrist are timeless and classic, it just oozes elegance! This model is fresh from service and a light polish and comes with its box and paperwork, its a set and condition we rarely see come to market anymore as most of the great ones end up in collections and don't come out of them! So snap this one up whilst you can...
In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded Cartier in Paris, France. He quickly established himself within the aristocracy of society. In 1903 he created their first men's wristwatch, inspired by his pilot friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, who called it the Santos. In 1907 Cartier began a partnership with Edmond Jaeger of the pre-eminent watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jaeger agreed to become the exclusive supplier of watch movements for Cartier. In 1917 they debuted the Tank. Their watches were so popular that copies soon appeared to counteract this. Cartier introduced reference numbers to each watch. In 1919 they introduced the Tank which was inspired by the robust American tank used in the first world war. It has been famously worn by many over the years including Andy Warhol, Alain Delon, Clarke Gable, Catherine Deneuve and Duke Ellington. The early watches were all handmade in France, with movements by Jaeger. In 1972, a group of investors led by financial wizard Joseph Kanoui bought the company. In 1973 we saw the first “Must de Cartier” boutique open in Biarritz, followed by one in Singapore. During the 1980s they acquired several non-jewellery businesses such as Beaume et Mercier in 1988 and Piaget and Alderbert in 1989. During the 1980s they acquired several non-jewellery businesses such as Beaume et Mercier in 1988 and Piaget and Alderbert in 1989.