About Cartier Santos Chronograph
Founded in France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, Société Cartier has been a leading jeweller for well over a hundred years. Specialising in watches and catering to markets of celebrities and royals, Cartier specialises in designing and manufacturing high-end watches. Société Cartier famously created the first practical wristwatch - the 'Santos' - all the way back in 1904.
The Santos has been the Cartier flagship item ever since its creation, passing through many different styles and designs. This means that whilst many models will be made recently, some watches available might be antique or vintage, meaning they would demand a much higher price, depending on the condition in which they have been kept.
Chronograph watches are a sub type of the wristwatch, meaning a watch with not only a clock but also a functioning stopwatch, giving the item an added feature and extra functionality.
Prices for the watches range way up into the thousands of pounds, meaning that customers may want to research the watch they are purchasing on exterior websites specialising in watches. Customers may also wish to request a certificate of authenticity from the seller, should there not be one included in the description.
For the purposes of fitting, customers should also consult watch-fitting guides and the description of the listing to make sure they are purchasing a watch with the correct size strap. Straps are also sometimes sold separately, should buyers purchase a watch with the wrong size or should they need a replacement if theirs breaks.