£11000 - £13000
A RARE GENTLEMAN'S 18CT GOLD CARTIER COLLECTION PRIVEE TORTUE WRIST WATCH
Circa 2005, ref. no W1545951, Numbered 311, engine-turned silver guilloche dial with Roman numerals, blued steel hands, date and 8 day power reserve display.
Together with fitted box and instructions.
Movement: 25 j, manual, cal 9910MC, monometallic balance, straight line lever escapement, shock protection, self-compensating balance spring, signed Cartier
Case: Width 39mm, length 48mm, transparent sapphire crystal back secured by eight screws, case ref 2761, Octagonal crown set with a faceted sapphire.
Strap: Cartier black alligator strap, original 18ct white gold folding buckle, signed Cartier.
The Privee collection of watches represent the very highest standards of watchmaking
Pioneering designer Louis Cartier imagined a tortoise-inspired watch, the Tortue, in 1912. At a time when all watches were round, the groundbreaking design went on to earn the status of a classic.