Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 Dec 2019 | Monaco LOT 96

96. Cartier Fine and Tasteful Tortue Tonneau-Shaped Chronograph Monopusher Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 2396, Silver Dial

Estimate € 8,000 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 10,400
Lot Description
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 2396
Year: 2000s
Case N°: 0016 CC
Caliber: 045 MC
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 34mmx34mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

In 1912 the genius of Louis Cartier gave birth to the “Tortue” model. Its iconic case recalls the silhouette of a turtle, very popular animal during that era and symbol of good fortune and longevity in many civilizations. The present lot is one of those nice and rare examples with the iconic “tortue à pattes” or “turtle on legs” shape. Produced in white gold, it has been preserved in good overall conditions and its most appreciable characteristic is the mono pusher chronograph function. With great skills, has been in fact located the pusher used to activate, stop and reste the chrono in the winding crown with cabochon. The guilochè white dial has nice blue-painted radial Roman XII and applied white gold round indexes, outer complex chronograph divisions and two subsidiary dial.