Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

16 Cartier Fascinating Tonneau-shaped Single-button Chronograph Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 2396

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 18,980

Lot Description

Model: Monopusher chronograph
Reference: 2396
Case Material: White gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 2000s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 045MC
Case N°: 0488CC
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Case, dial, 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 rest the chrono in the winding crown with cabochon. The guilloché white dial has nice blue-painted radial Roman XII and applied white-gold round indexes, outer complex chronograph divisions and two subsidiary dial.