Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 87

87. Cartier Fascinating Tonneau-shaped Single-button Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2356

Estimate € 12,500 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 40,300
Lot Description
Model: Tortue Chronograph
Reference: 2356
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2000's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 045MC
Case N°: 0294CC
Dimensions: 34 x 43 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Warranty

The iconic case of this lot start from an idea of Louis cottier in 1912 and 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 yellow gold, it has been preserved in good overall conditions with a transparent case back with 8 screws. The dial is compoed by a Guilloché silver dial with painted radial Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register. Most appreciable characteristic is the mono pusher chronograph function that can be activated by an octagonal sapphire-set winding-crown used like a pusher with cabochon.