Cartier Santos 100 Reference w20073x8 602390PL

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The Cartier Santos 100 Ref W20073X8 features the iconic square-shaped case design with a polished bezel and exposed screws and the large blue spinal crystal cabochon that give Cartier its signature aesthetic. The Santos was originally produced in 1904 and named after Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Santos-Dumont expressed his wishes for a timepiece to be worn on the wrist while flying, in lieu of checking a pocket watch, and Cartier delivered. Set into production in 1911, the Santos has remained a historic part of the Cartier lineup and remains in production today.

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  • The History:

The Cartier brand was founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris.  In 1904, his grandson Louis developed the brand's first wristwatch at the request of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.  The first design consisted of a flat-faced watch with a square bezel and a simple-to-read dial.  The watch was named the Santos and became Cartier's first wristwatch for men.

  • The Watch:

The Cartier Santos 100 Ref W20073X8 features a
brushed 38.5mm x 51mm stainless steel case with a polished flat bezel with exposed screws and a seven-sided heptagon-shaped crown with a blue spinal crystal cabochon.  The white dial features Roman numerals with an inner minute track and lumed hour and minute sword-shaped hands.  Powered by an ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement, the Santos 100 has a
42-hour power reserve and a 100-meter water resistance rating.

  • The Details:

This Cartier Santos 100 Ref W20073X8 includes
the outer and inner boxes, the certificate booklet with serial number certificate, the operating instructions booklet, and the original Cartier black alligator leather strap with Cartier clasp.  There is some minor wear on the case and clasp, which are visible in the photographs.


Brand | Cartier

Reference | W20073X8

Movement | ETA 2892-A2

Model | Santos 100

Strap | Leather Strap

Crystal | Sapphire

Style | Dress Watches

Case Width | 38mm x 51mm

Case Height | 10.5mm

Lug Width | 23mm