Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

12 Cartier Highly Attractive and Elegant, Tortue, Tonneau Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold and Diamonds, With Box

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 13,000

Model: Tortue
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1980's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 160 004
Dimensions: 22 x 31 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box

A real iconic Cartier model, the present lot is an elegant lady’s wristwatch based on the first Tortue model made by the French jeweler and watchmaker Cartier, first launched in the first decade of the 20th century. Equipped with a manual mechanism the case is obviously smaller than the contemporary standards with its 22 mm wide: realized in 18k yellow gold it has been embellished with a very elegant diamond-set bezel and cabochon and bombé sapphire crystal has been nicely preserved with sporadic signs of wearing. The yellow-gold bracelet is gorgeous as well and presents a beautiful braided texture. The silvered dial features the classical black Roman numerals typical of Cartier, a closed outer minutes/seconds track and the blue steel hands. Simple and elegant, this wristwatch is the perfect accessory for every woman and is also offered with its precious original box.