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

224 Cartier Highly Attractive and Elegant, Tortue Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, Pave Diamonds Dial, Bezel, Lugs and Crown

Estimate: € 9,000 –⁠ 18,000

Sold € 12,350

Model: Tortue
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980'S
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 224 082
Dimensions: 22 × 31 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

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, initially launched in the 1910s. Equipped with a manual mechanism the case is obviously smaller than the contemporary standards with its 22 mm wide: realized in 18k yellow gold the two body case with bombé glass has been nicely preserved with sporadic signs of wearing. Moreover the case has been embellished with a very elegant diamond-set cut that is very uncommon to find on these watches. The dial features an extraordinary composition of diamond-set that cover all the dial and match perfectly the case and the cabochon with diamonds too. Simple and elegant, this wristwatch is the perfect accessory for every woman.