Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 85


EUR 25,000 - 45,000

USD 26,800 - 48,200 / HKD 210,000 - 378,000 / CHF 24,800 - 44,600

Sold: EUR 31,200

Very fine and rare, 18K pink gold, self-winding, "tortoise"-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, water-resistant with sapphire-crystal case-back screwed by eight screws, silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial with radial Roman numerals and multiple-time zone (aperture in the low part with central index) and lateral apeture (on the case-band with the names of the cities).

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Cartier, Paris

Model made in Switzerland; "Tortue Multifuseaux"

Reference 3328

Year circa 2013

Movement No. 215

Material 18K pink gold

Bracelet leather strap

Buckle 18K pink gold Cartier deployant clasp

Caliber 9914 MC, 27 jewels

Dimensions 42 x 40 mm.

Weight 174.6 gr. (approx.)

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 evolutions during the 1920’s such as the Monopusher (1928). In 1998, Cartier relaunched it as part of the Collection Privée Cartier Paris collection (CPCP). The Tortue Multiple Time Zones was presented in 2013. It offers a very advanced GMT complication: the left side of the case features a small window which allows the user to view a selectable range of cities and define their desired local timezone.This lot is a beautiful example of the evolution of an icon, and Cartier’s ability to reinvent itself throughout the years.