The first wristwatch designed for men. Discover our range of pre-owned Cartier Santos watches and save thousands on this iconic timepiece. First created in 1904, the Cartier Santos watch has a rich history. After Brazillian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to his good friend Louis Cartier – the grandson of the brand’s founder – that using a pocket watch made it difficult to quickly read the time while flying, Louis designed a watch that could be secured to the wrist by a leather bracelet. Naming the style after the man who inspired it, the Cartier Santos was a revolution in both watchmaking and aviation, and was soon adopted by both pilots and fashionable men across the globe.
The Cartier Santos watch has gone on to be one of the most famous models in the history of watchmaking, becoming the watch of choice for some of the world’s most elite men, including Mick Jagger and Tom Cruise. Now, the Cartier Santos range includes a range of styles, including the Santos de Cartier Galbée, the Santos 100 and the original Santos Dumont, as well as the Santos Demoiselle, a range specifically designed for women. Every Santos watch comes complete with Cartier’s signature Roman numeral hour markers, with a choice of quartz or self-winding movements.
The Santos is one of the most coveted watches on the planet, and, with our pre-owned Cartier Santos watches, you can save thousands compared to buying new. Every second-hand Cartier watch we sell goes through a thorough service and a check for authenticity, so you can shop vintage in complete confidence. What’s more, unlike new styles, pre-owned watches don’t depreciate when they’re unboxed. Holding their value for years to come, these second-hand Cartier Santos watches can even increase in worth as they earn vintage status. Whether you keep it as a treasured part of your collection or sell it on to a collector, the Santos isn’t just iconic wristwear – it’s an investment. And with flexible finance options, you can spread the cost of your Santos watch into manageable monthly payments.