'Collection Privée Cartier Paris' Tortue, Ref. 2689 Limited edition pink gold wristwatch with date and power reserve Circa 2004
'Collection Privée Cartier Paris' Tortue, Ref. 2689
Limited edition pink gold wristwatch with date and power reserve
Calibre: cal. 9750 MC manual winding, 20 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws
Case number: 41/150
Closure: Cartier alligator strap and 18k pink gold deployant clasp
Dimensions: 34.5 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Cartier Certificate, limited edition certificate, instruction manual and presentation case with outer packaging
MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The date is advancing.
CASE: is in fairly good condition. It presents some wear with some scratches.
DIAL: is in very good condition. There are some very minute blemishes.
"ENDANGERED SPECIES This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict or prohibit the import of certain items to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation."
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Known for its exceptional and unorthodox design, Cartier has been a household name that is known for many iconic case designs which includes the Crash, Tank Parallelogram and the Tonneau such as the present watch.
The original Tonneau was first introduced in 1906, just two years after the invention of the first men’s wristwatch. Bearing a tonneau-shaped case, the watch strongly reminds one of the tastes of the Art-Deco period. The present watch fitted in a heavy 18k pink gold case was made during the Cartier "Collection Privée Cartier Paris" period, a time when Cartier went back to their core principles from the "Quartz Era", with a renewed focus on design and mechanics. As a very important element for connoisseurs the present Cartier Tortue is highly desirable in the market today.