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18K Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph 18K Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph 18K Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph

18K Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph

by Cartier

In excellent condition with the original box and papers. Now discontinued, the Santos Chronograph in 18k gold is a massive and imposing piece with over 200 grams of gold in the case.

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Specifications

Status

Preowned

Price Range

$20,000 - $50,000

Vendor SKU

W20096Y1

Bracelet

Original Cartier brown alligator strap with 18k gold double-deployant clasp and hidden length adjustment.

Dial

Cream coloured dial with black roman numerals. Blue steel hands with luminescent centres. Tricompax chronograph layout with date aperture at 4.30.

Case

18k yellow gold 54 x 46mm case. Closed caseback. Signature screwed-on bezel. Heavy gold case weighing over 250 grams.

Movement

Automatic winding 8630 Calibre Swiss chronograph movement with date.

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