CARTIER Santos Galbee LM Ivory Roman

Item Number: CARTIER126

$3,171.84 USD
-Specifications

Brand
Cartier
Model
Santos Galbee 
Year
2000s
Movement
Quartz
Case
W29xH41mm
Material
Stainless Steel/Yellow Gold
Bracelet
Original Stainless Bracelet
Bracelet Length
-18cm
Includes
Watch Only
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority


-Description

カルティエは1847年、ルイ・フランソワ=カルティエが宝石細工師として工房をスタートさせたフランスのブランドで、腕時計の分野でも非常に歴史があります。

1904年に誕生し、以後カルティエの代表的な時計として挙げられるサントス ドゥ カルティエがサントスの始まりです。

ブラジル人飛行家、アルベルト・サントス=デュモンがカルティエの3代目ルイ・ジョゼ・カルティエに「飛行機を操縦している時に操縦桿から手を離さずに時間を確認できる時計が欲しい」と相談されたことから生まれました。

こちらのサントス ガルベはオリジナルのサントスをベースに、誕生の契機となった飛行機のビスを各部にあしらったデザインとなっています。

現行のコレクションとは異なるのがそのサイズ感、そしてインデックスの経年変化でしょうか。

現行の男性用LMサイズは幅39mmと非常に大きく、それより小さいMMサイズでも35mmとこの時代のLMサイズよりも一回り以上大きいです。

こちらの時計はケース幅29mm(リューズガードを入れても31.5mm)のため時計が主張しすぎず、サラッと付けたい方にはヴィンテージのサイズ感が非常にマッチするかと思います。

文字盤はアイボリーカラーのダイアルに爽やかなブラックのローマ数字インデックス、ブルースティールの針という組み合わせ。

現在ではラインナップされていない、こういった文字盤もヴィンテージならではの魅力の一つです。

サントスガルベでは最もスタンダードなステンレスケースに18Kイエローゴールドのベゼルとビスという組み合わせ。一般的にはコンビと言われます。

スポーティな雰囲気とエレガントさがミックスした、カルティエならではのデザインです。

写真では結構ゴールドの割合が多いと思われるかもしれませんが、実際に付けた際にはアクセントになるぐらいのさりげない感じになります。

ブレスレットは腕周り約18cmまで調整可能です。

このサントスガルベはクォーツ式ムーブメントのため、自動巻きのタイプよりも時計自体がやや薄く軽いというのも特徴です。

メンテナンスは基本的に電池交換のみで、2-3回の電池交換を行った後にオーバーホールを考えるという感じですので、メンテナンスに係る費用は自動巻きと比べるとかなり違います。

基本的に時刻合わせの必要もありませんので、2-3本でローテーションされる方や使用頻度が毎日では無い方にもおすすめです。

Airy'sさんにてオーバーホール済み、新品仕上げ済み。1年保証となります。

 

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
Import Duty Calculator - SimplyDuty

These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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