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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Oct 08, 2016

LOT 36

CARTIER TORTUE REF. 2540 PERPETUAL CALENDAR WHITE GOLD Cartier, Paris, "Tortue Perpetual Calendar, Private Collection," No. 18 MG, Ref. 2540. Made in circa 2000. Very fine, tonneau-shaped, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar and an 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp. Accompanied by a winding box and service receipt from Cartier dated January 6, 2016.

Two-body, solid, polished, transparent case back with 8 screws, octagonal sapphire-set winding- crown, correctors on the band, sapphire crystals. Guilloché silver with painted radial Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 10, subsidiary dials for the day, date, month and aperture for the leap year. Blued steel Breguet hands. Cal. 9100 MC, rhodium-plated, engraved with special Cartier decoration, 29 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, 18K gold rotor with Cartier signature.

USD 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 116,000 - 155,000 / CHF 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: USD 18,750

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 34 x 43 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm.