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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000’s
    Reference No: 2761
    Case No: 513
    Model Name: Tortue XL 8 days, CPCP
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal.9910 MC, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Collection Privee is an important milestone in all of Cartier’s history, focusing on their core principles, designs and movement mechanics. The CPCP collection started in 1998 and Cartier revisited their archives bringing back historically important designs, references and working with manufacturers like JLC, Piaget and even Renaud & Papi to develop high quality in-house movements for the Collection Privee line to come.

    The Torture-shaped design became a core model in the CPCP series and was one of the best-selling models during its production. The present lot features an incredible 8 day power reserve powered by the manual winding calibre 9910 MC that embodies the manufacturer's vision on developing high-quality timepieces.

  • Artist Biography



    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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Ref. 2761
A fine and large white gold tortue-shaped wristwatch with small seconds, date and 8-day power reserve indication

Circa 2000’s
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$62,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$138,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021