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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jul 09, 2016

LOT 38

CARTIER REF 2688 TORTUE WHITE GOLD Cartier, "Tortue" No. 080 / 150, Ref. 2688. Made in a limited edition of 150 pieces in the 2000s. Fine, tonneau-shaped, curved, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with date, power reserve indication and an 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, Certificate, Instruction booklet.

Two-body, polished and brushed, transparent case back with 8 screws, octagonal cabochon sapphire=set winding crown, sapphire crystal. Guilloche silver with painted radial Roman numerals, concentric minutes track, aperture for the date at 12, sector for the power reserve at 6, secret Cartier signature on the VII. Blued steel Breguet hands. Cal. 9750 MC, rhodium-plated, special Cartier decoration, 20 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator, hack mechanism.

HKD 55,000 - 70,000

USD 7,080 - 9,010 / CHF 7,010 - 8,930


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9

Good

Scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

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