Lot 40: 18 carat Gold Cartier "Santos Galbée" Moon Phase Ladies' watch
December 7, 2012
Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Cartier, Switzerland, 1995
Model: Santos Galbée, size S
18 carat yellow gold
Sapphire cabochon on the crown
With moon phase, date, hour and minute hands
Stylish, timeless women's wristwatch
Overall weight: 83.4 grams
Width (including crown): 2.3 cm
Very good condition and fully functional
With original documents
This Cartier women's wristwatch model Santos Galbée was made 1995 in Switzerland. The 18 carat yellow gold casing includes a Swiss quartz movement which is closed on the underside with eight characteristic gold screws. The clock face, covered by a sapphire crystal glass and also closed with eight gold screws, shows a moon phase indicator, a date hand with Arabic numerals, as well as hour and minute hands for the Roman numerals. The blue steel hands are reflected in the sapphire cabochon on the crown. The wristband with the smoothly shaped links lies perfectly on the wrist. The iconic ladies' wristwatch Santos Galbée is completely made of 18 carat yellow gold and shows the sporty and elegant design by the famous jeweler Cartier.
The dial is marked "Cartier" and "Swiss". The casing is inscribed "Santos de Cartier, Quartz, 18K, Swiss Made, 819902, 0486" on the reverse and also features the Swiss Helvetia and Cartier marks. Numbered twice on the underside of the link wristband "C 0200342". On the folding underside of the clasp inscription "Swiss Made, Cartier, 18K, 750 (twice)", as well as the Swiss Helvetia and Cartier marks. The clasp shows the additional Cartier logo.
The ladies' wristwatch Cartier Santos Galbée is in very good condition with only minimal traces of age and wear. The watch is fully functional (without guarantee on timekeeping accuracy). It comes with original documents, as well as with three additional links and an enclosed needle (by Chopard). The overall weight is 83.4 grams (including the additional links). The length of the wristband is 15 cm. The width of the bezel (including the crown) is 2.3 cm and the dimensions of the sapphire glass are 1.5 x 1.5 cm.
The matching men's wristwatch Cartier Santos Galbée is the previous lot in this auction.
The exclusive French jeweller and watchmaker Cartier was founded 1847 in Paris and gained international renown with the "Santos de Cartier" wristwatch in 1904. The Panthère-décor of onyx and diamonds typical for Cartier was first created 1914 for a ladies' wristwatch and was then further developed for the Duchess of Windsor and for the famous series "Panthère de Cartier". Apart from the jewellery and watches found in today's Cartier series, there are also diverse leather goods, perfumes, lighters, glasses and other accessories. The label is known as one of the most internationally famous among the luxury sector and for many people is one of the most desired status symbols.