Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 25, 2023

LOT 153


EUR 25,000 - 45,000

USD 27,200 - 49,000 / HKD 214,000 - 384,000 / CHF 24,500 - 44,100

Fine and very rare 18k yellow gold tonneau shaped curved manual winding chronograph wristwatch with silver dial, 2 registers and blue hands. Sapphire case back. With an 18k gold deployant clasp.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-08


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Cartier, Switzerland

Model Tortue Chronograph Mono-Poussoir

Reference 2356

Year 2000

Case No. 0161CC

Material Yellow gold

Bracelet Leather with 18k pink gold Cartier deployant clasp

Caliber 045MC

Dimensions 34 x 43 mm

Weight 86,49g

Signature Dial, case and movement


For the past century, Cartier made its reputation as one of the main pillar in the luxury watchmaking industry. Released in 1912, the Tortue (Turtle) is a variation of the Tonneau Cintré created by Louis Cartier in 1906. The model has undergone many evolution during the 1920’s such as the Monopoussoir (the Monopusher in 1928). As stated in its name, this model is a chronograph on which the stop, and reset-to-zero functions are all handled through a single pusher. For a relatively short period of time, from 1998 to 2008, Cartier relaunched it as part of the Collection Privée Cartier Paris collection (CPCP).Tthis is part of Cartier's new strategy of relaunching in small numbers new versions of its institutional models.Three great names in horology were behind the creation of Calibre 045 MC which equipped this new version of the Tortue : Denis Flageollet, Vianney Halter and François-Paul Journe. They were all members of the Techniques Horlogères Appliquées (THA) an independant company working for Cartier.