Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 203

203

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

Estimate € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 46,800
Lot Description

Model: Tortue Chronograph
Reference: 2396
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1999
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 045MC
Case N°: 0522CC
Dimensions: 34 x 43 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Warranty

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.