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$18,500

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Auction Ended
07/28/21
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Lot #1030

Cartier Platinum Santos Mechanical Wind 1575-1

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Introduction

Going down in history as one of the first tool watches ever released, the Cartier Santos was designed by Louis Cartier at the request of famed Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont in 1904, as he foresaw checking pocket watches in a cockpit becoming an issue as aviation developed. The very pinnacle of timeless design, the Santos has penetrated just about every corner of horology, as demonstrated by this 1990's-released ladies model, the ref 1575-1. A 27mm variant constructed of platinum, the ref. 1575-1 features a smooth round-edged bezel sitting atop a satin-brushed case with beautifully polished bevelling throughout. A remarkably slim watch, the ref. 1575-1 is powered by the exceptionally thin cal. 021 MC movement, which allows the timepiece to hug the wrist comfortably. Fitted with Cartier's classic silver dial featuring contrasting black Roman numerals within a railroad-style chapter ring and blued steel hands, the ref. 1575-1's dial is exceptionally classy, in keeping with its overall aesthetic of grace and decorum.


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Grade

V 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$7,000 – $10,000

The Details

Brand

Cartier

Dimensions

27mm

Model

Santos

Movement

Mechanical Caliber 021 MC

Reference

1575

Bracelet

Leather

Year

1990's

Condition

Excellent

Material

Platinum

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Silver

THE METAL

A platinum 1575-1 Santos is truly a rarity. The majority of these 1575-1's were made in YG.

WRIST SHOT

A slim and classic design, the Santos is an icon of the Cartier aesthetic.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition is excellent. There are some light surface abrasions to the case, primarily on the high-polished part of the bezel. The dial is in very good condition with no loss to the printing. There are a few minute specs which can be seen under 10x magnification. The strap has some signs of average wear.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, an alternative leather strap to the existing exotic skin version, shall be provided.

Our Perspective

The ref. 1575-1 Santos is a charmingly faithful reinterpritation of the original Santos from the 1900s. Produced in very limited quantities, it has recently achieved somewhat of a cult status, with examples at auction fetching extremely high prices. Don't let this one slip away!

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1030

Cartier Platinum Santos Mechanical Wind 1575-1

Sold

$18,500

Ended
07/28/21