A stylish Cartier Santos Vendome watch from a top notch maker.  This has the typical Cartier looks – roman numerals, exposed screws and blued hands, but not the typical Cartier price.


From our research we can see these watches were available in 1983-1985, so we date this watch to circa 1983.


Named after the Place Vendome in Paris, where the elite gathered and lived (including Coco Chanel and Chopin), this had to be a classy watch to hold that name.  And it is.  As was the fashion of the mid eighties, watches had to be small and thin, and contain the best timekeeper – a quartz movement.  The dial doesn’t give away that this Vendome has a quartz movement fitted, and with no second hand ticking or sweeping only you and whoever you entrust to change the battery will ever know.  Mechanical Cartier watches are more collectible, but start at twice the price of this one.

The watch shows no real marks or damage, with the dial and sapphire crystal perfect.  The new black leather strap and buckle are not genuine Cartier items, but are of good quality.  The blued hands are fantastic when the light catches them.  The watch would be supplied in a Cartier box that we have bought to match the watch.  The box does have some wear, and the typical crazing and lifting of the leatherette, which as actually one way of knowing it is the genuine item and not a later copy box!

This watch will be supplied with a Cartier presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  34.5 mm

Width without crown  33.0 mm

Between lugs  4 mm

Lug to lug length  37.4 mm

Case Thickness  5.0 mm

Bracelet maximum length   n/a

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.